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Preparing for the new academic year – how we can help

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As you enjoy the summer sunshine we at Library Learning Services would just like to remind you of some of the ways we are available to help lecturers and course organisers prepare resource lists for the new academic year.


Did you know that Library Learning Services are able to take your existing Reading List and turn it into a Resource List for you?

If you have a reading list that you would like to see transformed into an interactive online reading list at resourcelists.ed.ac.uk we can do this for you!

Simply send us your list, and the earlier the better.

This service also includes providing a summary of the items on your list, books, journals and articles, with information on how many are held and at what locations. This means you can see in advance where additional materials might need to be ordered or moved into reserved/short loan sections of the library.

If you would like to send us your reading list there are a few important pieces of information that will help us provide you with the best possible service:

Required information for Resource List creation (PDF)

If you prefer to create your own resource list we have guides and example lists to help!

Creating a resource list is a fairly simple process

  1. Contact the IS Helpline to request access (IS.Helpline@ed.ac.uk).
  2. Accept the email invitation to register as a List Creator.
  3. Install the bookmarklet tool to your browser. This is a quick and simple process and you only need to do it once.

We have created a detailed user guide to help you get started and a series of shorter guides that focus in on specific tasks within Resource Lists. The guides are available on our Resource Lists @ Edinburgh using Talis Aspire webpage and also on our blog User Guides page.

Example lists are provided for you at Resource Lists – Library Guides on the use of sections, notes, fields, and general good practice to demonstrate the variety of resources and formats available. Note: if you haven’t done so already, you will be prompted to log in to EASE.

Prefer assistance that is more hands-on? Try one of our hands-on sessions this July.

The sessions are designed to introduce a new users to Resource Lists, to become familiar with the system and feel confident creating and editing lists. All sessions are bookable via MyEd.

The sessions are open to all Course Organisers, Programme Directors, College/School IT staff or Admin staff and Library staff who may create lists on behalf of others.


Tue 22nd July 2014: 10am-12noon, Main Library, George Square, Training Rm 1.12

Wed 30th July 2014: 2-4pm, Main Library, George Square, Training Rm 1.08

Before you attend

When you register for the session, you will be sent an email inviting you to register to use Talis Aspire. Please follow the link in the email to accept the invitation. This will give you access to the Resource List system.

If you can’t make these dates

If you are interested in Resource Lists @ Edinburgh but can’t attend on these dates, please get in touch. We are happy to arrange alternative training sessions for individuals or small groups.

More information is available on the Resource Lists using Talis Aspire webpage and the ResourceLists@Edinburgh Blog.


Stephanie Farley

Library Learning Services Assistant