Thursday, 22 November 2018

Preparing for Semester II - the Library's Reading List Service


The Library's reading list service is a one-stop teaching support service for academic staff.. 

When you use our system we will: 

  • prioritise your reading lists  
  • order required books/e-books
  • request chapter and article digitisation 
  • provide direct linking to the list from Blackboard for your students.

The reading lists dashboard feature shows 
how often lists have been accessed
and materials used by students.
Furthermore:
-There is no requirement for separate book ordering or scanning requests. The Library will ensure sufficient access to your resources. 

-Once the reading list is created, it will roll forward for the next academic year. The Library will be automatically informed of any updates.

-Unlike direct links added to Blackboard, the resources will all be available off-campus. 


-Unlike uploaded articles on Blackboard, statistically important access/citation figures will increase and be accurate.


-Each list has a durable url and could be, for example, added to Akari as a permanently updated list. There is no loss of important module information if there a change in teaching personnel.

-Reading Lists can be shared if there are a number of staff teaching a module.

See an example of a reading list that links to our Library catalogue, full text resources and YouTube/web resources.

Training
Click here to book an introductory training session.

Using the Service
Please email readinglists@nuigalway.ie if you are interested in using the Reading List Service for your modules.

Further Information
More information about using our Reading List Service including user guides, videos and training is available from the Reading List web page

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