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Reading Lists Online

How to edit and updates lists on Reading Lists Online, and how to request digitised extracts.

Publishing your reading list 

Every time you edit the reading list remember to publish it, so that your students can see the revised document. You can find the Publish button at the top of the list, just under the search box.  

If you have edited the list you will also see a pale yellow banner at the top of the reading list to alert you that you need to publish.

The banner alert on Reading Lists Online  reads "unpublished changes! Your changes have been saved but not published."

Annual tasks 

There are 2 important tasks that you need to do once a year before the start of the academic year, or before the start of term, when you have reviewed the reading list. 

Academic year label - You need to ensure that the academic year displayed under the module code and module title is updated. To change the label to academic year 2020-21, you need to:

  • Select the Edit option on the right hand side of the screen
  • Choose Edit list details from the drop down menu
  • You will open a pop up box. Go to time period, and select the academic year.  Then save. 

The reading list will then display correctly when you access it via the Reading list tab in Moodle. 

The Reading Lists Online screen showing the Edit Button selected revealing a menu list "Hierarchy and student numbers" is the 10th entry.

Number of students - You should add the number of students enrolled on the module.  To add the number:

open the Edit menu on the right hand side of the screen,

select the last option "Hierarchy and student numbers"

You will open a pop up box. Type the number of students expected to enroll and save. 

It will be much easier if the number is displayed at the top of the reading list. Library staff will take that into account to calculate number of copies of books required.   When you place digitisation request, the online request form will automatically capture the information, so you don't have to enter it manually for each request. 

 

Request a review

When you have finished updating the reading list before the start of the new term, your Subject Librarian needs to review your list, especially if you have added new references, or if you have included new titles as essential readings. 

To request a review in New List Edit, select Edit on the right hand side of the screen to open the drop down menu, then choose Request review.

The Reading Lists Online screen showing the Edit Button selected revealing a menu list "Request review" is the 6th entry.

When you request a review of the list, the Subject librarian will check the reading list and purchase new book titles for the library collection, and additional copies of textbooks if necessary. 

You could also email your subject librarian to alert them that your list needs reviewing.