Important Library information about teaching resources for Semester 2: 2020/21
What you need to do to get ready for Semester 2
Thank you for all your support in working with the Library to get your teaching resources and reading lists ready for Semester 1. We now need your help to ensure we have everything ready for your students for Semester 2.
Here’s what you need to know:
- How to use Reading Lists Online to order new teaching materials
- How to apply for an eTextbook for your students
- Updates to the Library’s policy for the purchase of reading list books
Use Reading Lists Online to order new teaching materials
- Reading Lists Online is the only way to order new teaching resources for the 2020/21 academic year.
- The Library’s Reading Lists team has duplicated all 2019/20 reading lists for you to edit in Reading Lists Online.
- Review the importance tags on your new list to ensure they are correct, and tag any new items according to our policy for the purchase of reading list books. Full instructions are available in our user guides.
- If your reading lists are not currently in Reading Lists Online, you can add them to the system yourself following the instructions in our user guides.
- Submit new lists and any edits to existing lists as early as possible to give the reading lists team time to process your requests.
- Tag each item according to our policy for the purchase of reading list books. This enables us to make sure we provide sufficient access to the resources on your list.
- Once your list has been submitted please monitor it for availability. Where we are unable to source electronic access for an essential or recommended item on your reading list, it will be marked with a tag reading 'No electronic availability'.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org for help with reading list queries.
Apply for an eTextbook for your students
- The Library’s eTextbook Programme provides each student on a course unit with individual access to an interactive, electronic textbook.
- For an item on your reading list to be considered for the eTextbook Programme, you should tag it as ‘core’ in Reading Lists Online and submit your list to the Reading Lists team by Thursday, 17 December to enable the Library to process these requests.
- If you want to be considered for the programme, only one item should be tagged as core on your reading list. This should be the item you want to be provided as an eTextbook.
- If you have already tagged a core text to be considered for an eTextbook for Semester 2, these have been processed and will be supplied for Semester 2 where possible.
- If you have an eTextbook for your module you also have access to a comprehensive analytics dashboard allowing you to track and encourage student engagement with their eTextbook. For support on how to get the best use of the dashboard you can book a webinar hereor contact our representative Glenn directly email@example.com
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org for help with eTextbook queries.
Updates to the Library’s policy for the purchase of reading list books
- We are continually reviewing our policy for the purchase of reading list books and adapting our approach given the changing situation around COVID-19 and the current guidance. We are currently focused on providing online access to teaching resources wherever possible.
- We are doing our best to support your teaching in these challenging circumstances. We already provide staff and students with access to a wealth of online resources, so if you can, please use the Library’s existing e-resources wherever possible. Of course, if you do need a new resource, we’ll do our best to find the best online access option for you.
- Where we are unable to source electronic access for an essential or recommended item on your reading list, the item will be marked with a tag reading 'No electronic availability'. To explore the Library’s existing online resources to find an alternative, you use Library Search within Reading Lists Online and add items to your list directly.