We are here to work with you to ensure you have the resources you need for your teaching.
The information below highlights how the Library can help in three key areas:
1) Book ordering
2) Subscription requests
3) Digital reading lists
Books for teaching will be automatically ordered by the Reading Lists Team whilst they are creating your digitised reading lists. For other orders, the process varies across the institution:
Some Departments appoint a Library Liaison Officer (LLO), who acts as the main contact between the Department and the Library.
Where there is an LLO, they usually authorise and monitor book ordering by the department. Where there is no LLO, academic staff can use the form below to submit orders.
Although the Library orders most material for the departments the budget for books and DVDs is held by the department.
An ISBN is a unique 13 digit number, assigned to a book or similar publication. It denotes the publisher and edition of the book and allows booksellers and purchasers to identify exact versions of a publication. For information on obtaining a single ISBN for your publication from the University of Exeter, please contact Phil Hicks. Further information on getting ISBNs can be found on the Nielsen UK ISBN Agency website.
An ISSN is a unique 8 digit number, assigned to a serial publication (e.g. a journal, magazine or electronic journal). It acts as an identifier and allows potential subscribers and readers to locate the exact publication required. To obtain an ISSN for your serial publication, you need to contact the British Library directly. For more details, see the British Library website.
Subscriptions to journals, databases, digital archives and other ongoing commitments are purchased via an institutional budget administered by the Library. Proposals for new subscriptions that match current teaching and research needs may be submitted by academic staff.
Subscription resources have been subject to above inflation price increases over a number of years, meaning that there are significant budget pressures in this area. Therefore it will not always be possible to purchase all new requested resources and in some cases it may be necessary to cancel existing subscriptions in order to divert budget to new resources.
All requests are scrutinized in terms of budgetary impact and added value they bring to the University.
We ask you to make a supporting case for your request, including comments from colleagues as appropriate.
We consider such information under two headings:
Please contact us if you would like to discuss your supporting statement prior to submitting a request.
Some resource providers offer trials of their resources to allow for review prior to taking out a subscription. It is Library policy to only organise trials for resources that are being seriously considered for purchase. We are unable to set up trials to provide short-term access.
Once you have made a request for a subscription using our online form we will be in touch to discuss trial options.
The Library's reading list service is the best way to ensure that all required reading material is available and accessible to students. The University of Exeter has mandated that all taught modules must have a library-managed Reading List. The Reading Lists Policy in the TQA Manual lays out expectations from both sides.
Our reading list team can turn your lists into an online digitised document which sits within module ELE pages and links students directly to key readings. The team can:
Digital reading lists help to acquaint students with library systems and the databases that they can use for independent searching.
The Resource List Team will do all the work of creating the online list, scanning chapters and articles plus making it available via ELE - all we need from you is your reading list as a word document and enough time to complete the work. Streatham/St Lukes Campus email: email@example.com / Penryn Campus Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about the reading list service by accessing this guide.
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