The University of Exeter has a mandate which means all taught modules should have a Library created Reading List in ELE or the appropriate software.
Our policy lays out what this means from both sides:
If you want to guarantee your Term One reading list is ready for the start of the academic year we need to receive this by the 1st August 2020. For Term Two we will need to receive it by 20th November 2020. We can accept a partial list and you can send edits later.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for Staff
Welcome to the University of Exeter reading list service. This guide is designed to be a quick introduction to the reading list service from the Library. We think it is more important than ever to give students simple and easy access to the resources they need for study, that way they get the most out of the Library, the resources your department has paid for and it will help improve their academic performance.
To help achieve this we can turn your reading list into an online digitised document which links to the key reading you want your students to access. This can include quick web links to:
Each time we develop a reading list on ELE we’ll also check to see if the Library has enough access to the most heavily used items for your module and contact you if it is not in our collection. Then we will put the list up so it can be accessed via your module on ELE.
We can work with individual students and staff to ensure that digital items on a reading list are available in a range of formats to ensure that the student can access the material. We also ensure all of our scans are compatible for OCR (Optical Character Recognition). For more information contact us at email@example.com.
In 2012 we started a reading list service that was a basic digital replacement for photocopies held in our ‘High Demand’ collection. Since 2012 we have expanded and developed the service and as of 2019-20 we are doing around 1,500 lists using Talis Aspire software embedded by LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) into ELE and all created alongside other library services by 15 trained Information Assistants. The reading list service is administered by Sue Abbott (Digital Library Manager) and Simon Foote (Taught Courses Support Coordinator).
How to Create an Excellent Reading List
Below are some guidelines to help you and your students get the most benefit from a digital reading list.
Digging Deeper: Reading List Analytics
Once a reading list has been published, the Talis Aspire software can track any usage or activity. This can be viewed via the list’s Analytics (also referred to as the Dashboard) and is available from the ‘View’ menu within the reading list.
Analytics can help you to make informed decisions around your reading list content by displaying the following information:
To view Analytics we need to register you in Talis Aspire. Just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to access this data.
Alternatively, the library can use Google Analytics to provide more in-depth statistics on list usage. If you are interested in seeing more details, please contact us at email@example.com.
The Reading 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.
For modules taught at Exeter email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For modules taught at Penryn email: email@example.com
Library staff will create a digital reading list in Talis Aspire and link the list to your module in ELE.
We can embed the link to the list within the relevant block in ELE so students can easily access that week’s reading.
To access the list click on the link and the student can access secure links available both on and off campus to Kortext chapter scans, online articles and e-books.