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Resource Lists rollover

The annual Resource Lists rollover is scheduled for  7th June 2021.

On 7th June the Library will start the annual Resource Lists rollover when we will copy lists used in 2020/21 and create a new version for use next academic year (2021/22). Lists from 2019/20 will also be rolled over if the corresponding course is delivered in 2021/22.

Action required

No action is required from you until the rollover is complete. However, if you plan to start working on a Resource List for 2021/22 before 7th June, please contact and we’ll set you up with a new version of your list to edit before the rollover is complete.

Change freeze

Please do not edit your 2020/21 list after 5pm on 4th June as any changes made after this time may not be rolled over.

What will happen after rollover?

Your new 2021/22 Resource List will be available to review and edit via  and from the new course instance in Learn.

During week beginning 7th June, the current 2020/21 version of your Resource List will become read only. Students and staff will still be able to access previous years’ lists either via the corresponding year’s course in Learn or via

Next steps

I’ll send a reminder a week before rollover and an email w/c 7th June to let you know rollover has completed as expected.

There’s more information on managing your course reading (using Resource Lists) in 2021/22 on the Resource Lists webpage.

If you have any questions, please get in touch

Resource Lists for 2020/21 available for review and editing

Resource List rollover 2020 is complete and Resource Lists for 2020/21 are now available for Course organisers to review and edit.

The Library has copied 2019/20 Resource Lists (both published and in draft)  for use in the new academic year. We’ve also copied any Resource Lists from 2017/18 and 2018/19 for courses that didn’t run last year but are running in 2020/21.

Last year’s Resource Lists (except Vet and COL) will shortly become read only. Please edit the 2020/21 version of your list for next academic year.

Students can still access previous years’ lists either via the corresponding year’s course in Learn or via  (they must select ‘ALL’ or ‘Inactive’ to find non-current years’ lists).

Post rollover checks:

  1. Find your Resource List for 2020/21
  2. Check you and colleagues can edit the list as expected
  3. Check the list is associated with the correct 2020/21 course code
  4. Update any links to your Resource List
  5. Review and edit your Resource List for Semester 1 2020/21
  6. Contact: if you have any issues with your 2020/21 Resource List.

1 Find your 2020/21 Resource List

Check that your Resource Lists for 2020/21 are available as expected. Go to the Resource Lists homepage:

Login by clicking on ‘Guest’ in the top right and click on ‘Lists’

You should be able to see your 2020/21 list here.

If you don’t see your 2020/21 list in your ‘Lists’ go back to the search box and search for your list using the course code or list name.

If you don’t find your list as expected, please contact

2 Check you and colleagues can edit the list as expected

You can check if you can edit a list by clicking on the Resource List menu. If you have editing permissions you will see a range of options on the drop-down menu, including ‘Publish’, ‘Unpublish’ and ‘Manage course association’.

If you only have the option to ‘Export’ and ‘Print’, check you’re logged in. If you can see your initials in the top right hand corner you’re logged in.

If you are logged in and still can’t see options to edit the list, contact and we’ll give you editing rights to the list.

You can check who has editing rights to the Resource List by clicking on Collaborators in the right-hand panel. To add or remove list editors, click on Manage collaborators.

3 Check the list is associated with the correct 2020/21 course code

New versions of Resource Lists are associated with a 2020/21 course code. This is displayed underneath the list title:

Resource Lists need to be associated with a course code in order for the link to the list in the corresponding Learn course to work.

Check your Resource Lists are linked to the correct 2020/21 course code. If you need to change the course code associated with your list, go to the list menu and select ‘Manage course association’


And then type in the course code you would like to associate your list with and save by clicking ‘Associate & close’.

4 Update any links to your Resource List

A permalink is a stable link to a Resource List, which you might use in a course handbook or course webpage to link to your Resource List. Do not use the link in the browser – it will break!

If you use permalinks, please remember to update the links to point to your new 2020/21 lists.

To find the permalink for your Resource List: Click on Reading list options (the three dots at the top of the list), then Permalink and To list.

The permalink will now appear in a pop-up window. Copy the permalink to use in your Learn page or course handbook.

5 Review and edit your Resource List for Semester 1 2020/21

Make sure you’re editing the 2020/21 version of your list! The 2020/21 course code will be displayed underneath the list title.

For more information about editing your lists, watch this video Editing your Resource List

This short guide provides an overview of how the Library will manage the provision of Library materials for teaching for Semester 1 202/21: Manage your course reading Sem 1 2020/21

Key points:

  • All Essential items should be available to students online
  • Prioritise readings on your list using Essential, Recommended and Further reading
  • The library will check all Essential items for e-book availability
  • If an e-book is not available, the Library will try to source a copyright-compliant digitisation of key chapters/pages
  • No multiple copies will be purchased. Single copies of print books will be purchased to allow for scanning.


When you’ve finished editing your list, please remember to send your list to the Library for review by Monday 13th July use the button at the top of the list to do this.

If you’d like the Library to set up a new list, please send us your annotated list using the online form by  Monday 13th July

Please remember to prioritise items on your list using the ‘Essential’, ‘Recommended’ and ‘Further reading’.

If you don’t prioritise the readings on your list, the Library will not take any action to provide access.

6 Contact us

Please contact if you would like any help or have any questions about Resource Lists.

Your Academic support Librarian can provide help and advice on online Library Resources.

User guides, videos and bitesize sessions

For more information about using Resource Lists, please see the user guides and short videos on the Library website.

We’re also running Resource Lists Library Bitesize sessions which you can book on MyEd: 

If the dates don’t suit and you’d like to arrange a school-based workshop, demo, Q&A or 1-2-1 via Teams, please get in touch with

Resource Lists: Semester 2 Checklist

There are five quick checks Course organisers can make to ensure students have access to their Semester 2 Resource Lists and key readings:

1. Is there a published 2019/2020 version of the course Resource List?

If not, get in touch and we can copy a previous year’s list for use in Semester 2. You can check if there is a list for a previous year by searching on the Resource Lists homepage.  Change course status to ‘ALL’ to view Resource Lists from previous years.

2. Have you made the link in the Learn main menu visible to students?

We want students to be able to access their Resource Lists form their Learn course.  There are three requirements:

  1. The Resource List needs to be published
  2. The Resource List needs to be linked to the same course code used on Learn (see point 3 below)
  3. The ‘Resource Lists’ link on the main menu in Learn needs to be visible. NB: The Library does not do this – Course organisers, Learning Technologists or School admin staff (depending on School practice) are responsible for making the link visible. 

If there is a checkbox with a score through it next to the ‘Resource List’ link then the link is NOT visible to students 

To enable the ‘Resource Lists’ link on Learn  follow this guidance or contact your Learning Technologist.

Once the ‘Resource List’ link is enabled, test it – if you can click through to the list it should be working for students. The link won’t work in student preview mode on Learn – this is expected behaviour.

3. Is your Resource List associated with the correct course code?

The Resource List needs to be linked to the correct 2019/20 course code. If it’s not, students won’t be able to access their list from Learn.

You can see the course code at the top of the list in blue. The academic year is also displayed here.  Make sure (2019/20) is part of the code.

If the course code isn’t correct, you can associate the list with the correct code.

Step 1: Selecting ‘Manage course association’ from the list menu

Step 2:  Click ‘Remove this course’









Step 3: Search for the 2019/20 code.

Step 4: Associate and close

If you can’t find a course code, get in touch with and we’ll add the code and link the list. 

4.If you are a new Course Organiser, do you and your colleagues have access to edit the course Resource List?

If you are a new Course organiser or don’t have editing rights to your course list, contact and we’ll set you up with the necessary permissions.

If you would like to invite colleagues to edit a list:

Step 1: Click on ‘Collaborators’ (top right of the screen), then on ‘Manage collaborators’

Step 2: Start typing the name of the person you’d like to add (you can also use their UUN). Select the person from the drop down menu.

Step 3: Decide if they will have managing or editing rights

Step 4: Send an invitation. The person added will receive an email notification containing a link to the list.

5.Have you made any required changes to your list?

You can edit your list at any point throughout the year. If no action is required from the Library (eg make a purchase or provide a scan) then you don’t need to send the list for review.

There are some guides and short videos to help you edit your list.

How to edit your list

This video shows you how to add, move and delete resources on a list:

Contact if you have any questions about Resource Lists.

Resource Lists – new look

The Resource Lists (Leganto) interface has a had a makeover in time for the start of the new academic year.

The list menu (…) where you ‘ll find the option to publish, export and view the list as a student has moved from the left to the top right of the screen:


The font and colour have also changed and the links on the left have been replaced by icons.



Resource Lists: new list view

New List view

We’ve changed the default view of Resource Lists so when you go to a Resource List you’ll see the section headings listed instead of all the citations.

We think this will make it easier for students to find the relevant readings for their week or topic of study and, as there are fewer citations in a section, it will load quicker than a full list.

Toggle to expand or collapse your Resource List

You may have noticed this toggle icon at the top of your Resource List .

This icon allows you to collapse and expand your Resource List and toggle between two views:

  1. Sections headings (‘collapsed’ view)
  2. Full list view

The collapsed view looks like this:

The ‘collapsed’ list view displays section headings and shows the number of citations in each section. To view the items in the section click on the heading. Click on the heading again to close the section.

To expand the list and see all the citations on the list click on the toggle icon .

Student help

There is a short video and guide for students highlighting some key features which will help them use their Resource Lists. Students can find the guide and video under the ‘Useful Links’ on their Resource Lists.

Resource Lists Framework

The Resource Lists Framework states that Resource Lists are the preferred route to manage library materials for teaching, summarises the service you can expect from the Library and outlines good practice.

The Resource List Framework has been developed by Library & University Collections in consultation with, and is supported by, Learning and Teaching Committee, Library Committee and the Vice Presidents of Education and Activities & Services from the Students’ Association.

Key features of the Framework:

  • States that Resource Lists are the preferred route to request Library resources for teaching;
  • Communicates key information to staff on use of the Resource Lists service;
  • Includes definitions of the priorities used for Resource List readings, ‘Essential, ‘Recommended’, and ‘Further reading’.
  • Encourages Course Organisers to make use of digital formats, when possible;
  • Sets out roles and responsibilities for Course Organisers and the Library.

Read the Resource Lists Framework in full

Suggested good practice

The Framework encourages Course Organisers to consider how students will access key materials and manage their course reading. Working in consultation with the Vice Presidents of Education and Activities & Services from the Students’ Association, seven principles of good practice have been suggested and are described in the Framework.

‘Resource Lists are most useful to students if they are…’

  1. Easy to access
  2. Clearly laid out
  3. Prioritised and annotated
  4. Up to date
  5. Realistic
  6. Collaborative
  7. Made available to the Library in good time.

Feedback and review

The Library will review the Resource Lists Framework and service in consultation with Course Organisers and Edinburgh University Students’ Association and update as required.

If you would like to comment or provide feedback on the Framework, please contact

Rollover 2019

What is rollover?

Each year, in June, the Library makes copies of the current year’s Resource Lists for use in the new academic year.

When is it happening?

The Library will rollover Resource Lists w/b 10th June. We’ll aim to compete rollover on Monday 10th June.  An email will be circulated to the list when rollover is complete.

Vet lists will be rolled over at a later date (TBC).

What do Course Organisers need to do?

  1. Don’t edit your Resource List between Sunday 9th -Monday 10th June while the rollover is underway.
  2. Don’t start editing your 2018/19 list for use in 2019/20 – if you’re keen to get started on a new list for next year, read on and follow the guidance below.

What will happen when lists are rolled over?

If your course is running in 2019/20, then we will make a copy of your current Resource List and create a new version of the list for use next year (2019/20). Please note: draft Resource Lists won’t rollover unless they are linked to a course code. 

After rollover, the current 2018/19 version will become READ ONLY. If you are listed on EUCLID as the course organiser, you will be able to edit the 2019/20 list once rollover is complete.

Editing Resource Lists for next year

Any changes for next year should be made to the new 2019/20 version of your list which will be available w/b 10th June.

If you would like to start editing an existing list for use next year before 10th June please make a copy and edit the new version. You can link the list to the 2019/20 course code and publish the list after rollover is complete (you will also have to delete the rolled over list).

How to Duplicate a Resource List

Brand new lists for 2019/20

You can work on brand new lists now but wait to publish them until after rollover is complete and the 19/20 course codes are available.

Course codes

Course codes are displayed on ‘My Lists’ under the Resource List title (see red box below) and at the top of a Resource List. The course code contains the year. Check the code to make sure your editing the correct version of a list.

Student access

After rollover, students will be able to access previous years’ lists either via the corresponding year’s course in Learn or via  (after 18th August, they must select ‘ALL’ or ‘Inactive’ to find non-current years’ lists).

Please don’t unpublish your 2018/19 lists. We’ve had a strong steer from Library Committees that lists should remain accessible to students in line with the retention of courses on Learn.

2017/18 lists

If you’ve got Resource Lists for courses that ran in 2017/18, which are running again in 2019/20 (but didn’t run in 2018/19), these will be rolled over and linked up to the 2019/20 course code.

Lists for courses not running in 2019/20

Similarly, if you have Resource Lists for any courses which won’t be running in 2019/20, but will be running the following academic year, please be assured that your lists will be kept and rolled over for 2020/21.

Active and inactive courses

At rollover, all the new 2019/20 courses will be loaded with default start and end dates. For the period between 10th June and 18th August, there will be two active versions of each course: the 2018/19 and the 2019/20 version.

After 18th August, the 2019/20 courses will remain ‘active’ and the 2018/19 courses will change to ‘inactive’. From this date, students must select ‘All’ or ‘Inactive’ to find non-current years’ Resource Lists.


Contact if you would like any help or have any questions.

Quick Resource Lists checklist for Semester 2

The Library is on working on Semester 2 Resource Lists and we hope to have all lists completed before the festive break. There are now approximately 1800 resource lists published for courses offered in 2018/2019.

Semester 2 Checklist

Course Organisers, in order to make sure your resource list and the library resources on the list are available to students in Semester 2, can you take a few minutes to check the following:

1.If you have been editing your list and would like the Library to purchase any new or additional books or ebooks or provide any copyright compliant scans, please remember to use the ‘Send List’ button at the top of your list. If you don’t send your list, we won’t take any action. Please note, if you’ve not made any changes to your Semester 2 list or don’t want the Library to take action, you don’t need to send your list.

2. If you have recently taken over teaching a course – please check if there is already a resource list available and published. You can do this by going to and searching by course code or title or by contacting us: 

Course administrators, if you are aware of any changes to courses or Course Organisers, please let us know.

3. Finally, please make sure you enable the link your list on your Learn course– this is how we expect students to access their Resource Lists. There is a ‘Resource List’ link on the menu in Learn, this is not visible to students unless you make it visible.

You can use ‘student preview’ mode to check you’ve enabled the link to your resource list, you’ll be able to follow the link in the menu and see the Resource List link and icon in the content area.

NB you won’t be able to link through to the resource list in student preview mode (this is expected behaviour) but as long as you can see the link, it should be working.

There is guidance on linking from Learn to your Resource List on the Library website here:

If you have any questions or need any help preparing your resource list for Semester 2, please contact

Semester 2 deadlines announced

22nd October 2018 

29th October 2018

We will still build new lists and review lists beyond these dates, but may not be able to guarantee that new purchases will arrive or scans will be ready in time for the start of semester 2 teaching.

Course organisers, If you would like the Library to provide a Semester 2 Resource List, please send us your annotated list using the online form by Monday 22nd October.

Alternatively, if you’re working on your Semester 2 Resource List yourself, please publish and use the ‘Send List’ button  to request a review by Monday 29th October. Remember to prioritise items on your list using the ‘Essential’, ‘Recommended’ and ‘Further reading’ tags. To request e-reserve scans, use the ‘Digitisation’ tag and ‘Library discussion’ to provide page numbers or chapter details of pages you’d like scanned.

We’re also running some bookable workshops throughout October. These sessions rarely last the full two hours and are an opportunity to refresh your knowledge of Leganto and ask us any questions you have about Resource Lists and/or Leganto.

9th October 10-12pm:

15th October 2-4pm:

18th October 10-12pm:

24th Oct 2018 (14:00-16:00):  

You’ll find more information on using the Resource List service on the Information Services website:  and regular updates on the Resource Lists blog: http://libraryblogs/resourcelists

Please contact if you have any questions about Resource Lists or would like to arrange a school-based information session or workshop.

Angela Laurins, Library Learning Services

Resource Lists: Semester 1 Deadline 9th July

The deadline for sending your reading lists to the Library is fast approaching. Course organisers and tutors, send us your lists using the online form by end of Monday 9th July.

As well as converting your current reading list to an online Resource List using Leganto, we’ll check all current library holdings, process any new or additional purchases, provide e-reserve scans and move items to HUB/Reserve.

The ISG website also has details on how the Library is using Resource Lists to manage the provision of key reading materials.

Building your own resource list?

If you’re building your own lists for 2018/19, remember to use ‘Send List’ to send the list to the Library for review by 23rd July. There is a 10 step guide to using Resource Lists to help you get started.

If you’ve not used Resource Lists (Leganto) before or would like a refresher there is one final Resource Lists workshop on Wednesday 11th  July 2-4pm Book via MyEd

If you would like to arrange a school or subject based information session or workshop, please contact 

Semester 2 lists

Deadlines for Semester 2 will be circulated in October. However, if you have a semester 2 list ready, we are happy to start working on it sooner rate than later.