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2022
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Important Library information about reading lists and the eTextbook programme 2022/23

The Library appreciates your support this year with ensuring your students have access to their teaching resources and reading lists. It’s now time to help us get ready for the 2022/2023 academic year.

Here’s what you need to know:  

  • How to prepare your reading lists for the course unit rollover in Blackboard 
  • How to apply for a core eTextbook for your students

Prepare your reading lists for the course unit rollover in Blackboard 

  • In preparation for the 2022/23 academic year, the Library’s Reading Lists team will duplicate all current reading lists in Reading Lists Online. This is to provide you with a copy of your list to edit for the next academic year. These duplicate reading lists will be visible and ready for you to edit in Reading Lists Online on Wednesday, 1 June, but your students will not see them in Blackboard. 
  • 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
  • When your course unit rolls over in Blackboard this summer, your course unit space will automatically link to your new 2022/23 list in Reading Lists Online. Your old 2021/22 list will still be available in Reading Lists Online but won’t be visible to students in Blackboard.
  • Any permalinks embedded into teaching materials will automatically link to your new 2022/23 list. 
  • If a module has a reading list and is no longer running in 2022/23 or has changed semester, please contact uml.readinglists@manchester.ac.uk
  • Contact the Reading Lists team at uml.readinglists@manchester.ac.uk for help with reading lists 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 enhanced interactive, electronic textbook where possible. A core textbook is defined as “A textbook which students are required to use extensively throughout the course” in the Library policy for the purchase of reading list books. 
  • 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 click submit changes to the Library by Friday, 17 June to enable the team to process these requests. 
  • 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. Please do not tag the item more than once even if it appears on the list twice or as a different edition as the system will not recognise it as a request for an eTextbook.  
  • If you have already been provided with a core eTextbook for 2021/22 and would like it to be considered again for 2022/23, please check that it is the only item tagged as core on the list. 
  • If you have already been provided with a core eTextbook for 2021/22 and would like it to be changed or removed, please tag an alternative item as core and/or remove the core tag on the current title and click submit changes to the Library. 
  • If a module has a reading list and is no longer running in 2022/23 or has changed semester, please contact uml.etexts@manchester.ac.uk
  • If we are unable to supply your core title as an eTextbook, we will supply via a standard eBook platform linked from your reading list. If we are unable to supply electronically, you will be contacted to suggest an alternative title
  • The Library will provide the latest edition of the text as a default, please contact the team if you require a different edition.  
  • We only provide access to ‘Core’ texts on the eTextbook Programme via Reading Lists Online, it will be supplied on the Kortext platform via your Reading List in time for the start of teaching. Students will be required to register for a Kortext account using their UoM email address and will need to choose University of Manchester from the drop-down list when prompted. Course instructors will receive a free electronic desk copy directly from Kortext. Please contact support@kortext.com if there are any additional teaching staff who require access. Instructors can also access a comprehensive analytics dashboard to track and encourage student engagement with their eTextbook. 
  • Email uml.etexts@manchester.ac.uk for help with eTextbook queries.  

 Please remember Reading Lists Online is the only way to order teaching materials for your students.