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Online Reading Lists: a guide for Academic Staff

A NEW guide for the updated Online Reading Lists support for academic staff.

1. Setting up your account and creating a profile

You will need to create an account with the correct permissions in order to create, edit, and publish your online reading list.

How to set up your account
  1. Contact your Academic Liaison Librarian to request access. Your Liaison Librarian will be able to send an invitation to accept the correct permissions from within the online Reading Lists system, which you should receive by email. (You may need to check your spam folders if the invitation does not arrive within 24 hours.)
  2. Click the invitation link. The link in your email will direct you to the online Reading Lists system, where you can log in and accept an invitation.
  3. Create your profile. Now go to 'My Profile' and 'Create a Profile' to enter your details.

If you would prefer to print out a step by step guide to setting up your account and creating a profile, you can download a PDF version here.

2. Creating and accessing an online reading list

If you were the module convenor of this module previously, you will have access to an existing copy of the online reading list for this module.

Finding your list

1. Sign into the online Reading Lists system.
2. Use the search box on the homepage to search for the online reading list by module code.
3. Select the list you want to work on - please ensure that you are working on the reading list for the current academic year.

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Time Periods

Each online reading list is labelled with a Time Period e.g. Autumn Term 2019. Please ensure that you are working on the reading list for the current academic year, as changes to an old reading list cannot easily be copied across to the current reading list. 

Reading lists for the new academic year

Please be aware that each year, copies of online reading lists are created as part of the rollover process, and so each academic year you will need to review and edit a new version of your online reading list. You should receive an email when this is ready to edit, but if you are unable to access the reading list for the current academic year, please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian.

If you are creating an online reading list for a new module, please follow the instructions in the guide below, or contact your Academic Liaison Librarian who can help to set up a new online reading list for you. 

If you are a new convenor of an existing module, you may not have permissions to edit the current year's online reading list.

Finding your list

1. Sign into the online Reading Lists system.
2. Use the search box on the homepage to search for the online reading list by module code.
3. Select the list you want to work on - please ensure that you are working on the reading list for the current academic year.

 

If you are unable to edit this list, please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian in order to check and set up the correct permissions.

3. Sharing a list with colleagues

An online reading list can have multiple editors, this can be useful if you are co-convening a module, or would like to shared list editing with a colleague. To share a list with a colleague, you can copy the link to the online reading list and email to the colleague you would like to contribute to the list.

If you are not sure, or if your colleague does not yet have an account in the online Reading Lists system, please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian.

Using the Description field to provide information on list editors

Each online Reading Lists is assigned to one 'owner', and their name will appear at the top of the list.

You can use the List description to add more information about multiple editors.

1. Click 'Edit' at the top right of the page, and choose 'Edit List Details'.

2. Under 'Description' add information on multiple editors, or on the list/module as appropriate.

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3. Click 'Save' and this information will appear at the top of your online reading list.

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