Monthly Archives: June 2016

Two weeks to send the Library your Reading Lists!

A wee reminder to Course Organisers that you have two weeks to send your Reading Lists to the Library to turn into beautifully formatted Resource Lists using Talis Aspire. The deadline for sending your Semester one lists to us is Monday 4th July.

Please annotate your reading lists by prioritising resources using Essential, Recommended or Further reading and highlight any e-reserve (scanning) requests and send your lists with a completed coversheet to 

We will order new or additional copies of book (or ebooks) based on published ratios, process scans and move books to HUB or Reserve.

The coversheet is available to download on the Information Services website (along with more information about the Resource List service and how the library will order books):

Check out the 10 things you need to know about using the Resource List service.

If you prefer to create your own Resource Lists you should submit your list for review by 18th July.

More information:

Help and workshops

Book onto our last workshop on 4th July:

Come along to a lunchtime drop-in session:

Or get in touch to arrange a 1-2-1:

Please note we will confirm deadlines for Semester two lists in due course (likely early November).

Angela Laurins, Library Learning Services Manager

Add books not held by the Library to your Resource List

If the Library doesn’t hold a book that you’d like to add to your list, this shouldn’t stop you adding it anyway – in fact, one of the reasons we’re using Resource Lists is to inform our course materials purchasing decisions, so it’s important that you flag it up to us.

Bookmarking a book not held in the Library’s collections

When you’re unable to find a book in DiscoverEd, we’d recommend you carry out the following steps:

  1. Find the book on another website, such as Amazon or the NLS;
  2. ‘Bookmark’ the book from this page (consult our guidance on bookmarking to find out how to do this – Add Bookmarks);
  3. Check that the bibliographic details are as complete as possible (also remember to remove any URL to Amazon) – you can add more using the drop down list at the bottom of the screen;
  4. Add the reading to your list;
  5. Send your list in for a Library review.

Submit your list for a ‘review’

This final point is particularly important: unless you submit your resource list for a ‘review’, the Library won’t see your list and won’t be able to act. Whenever you would like the Library to check or act on items on your list, send it for a review.

Request a Library review of your list

If you have any questions about this, or about Resource Lists in general, please email

Rollover: completed successfully

Rollover has been completed successfully.  Course Organisers  should now have access to the 2016/17 version of your Resource List. Please note that ALL 2016/17 versions of your Resource Lists which were rolled over are now published.

I’d encourage you all to review your 2016/17 resource lists. If there are any changes to the list and you would like the library to take action (eg order books, provide a scan, move books to HUB) then use ‘Note for Library’ to tell us about it and request a review of your list.

More information on requesting a review

Request any reviews  by 18th July to allow sufficient time for orders to be placed and arrive in time for the start of teaching.  If you don’t request a review we won’t order any new or additional copies, provide scans or move any new ‘Essential’ to HUB/Reserve!

If you have new Resource Lists you’d like the Library to create, please send these to by 4th July.

More information on asking the Library to create your list  and download the coversheet

If you are new to Resource Lists or would like a refresher, I’d encourage you to sign up for one of the workshops we’re running in June or come along to one of the drop-in sessions.


Drop-in sessions:

There’s more information on using the Resource lists service on the IS website:

Angela Laurins, Library Learning Services Manager