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Subject Readings: guide for staff

Finalise your list

Submit list to Library

Please submit your list by these dates:
Trimester 1 2022 - submit by Friday 14 January 2022
Autumn Session 2022 - submit by Friday 28 January 2022

This allows the Library to:

  • check if items need purchasing or processing
  • process digitisation requests such as scanning book chapters
  • check copyright compliance

At any stage, you can message Library staff about your list or specific citations via 'Library Discussion'

When to submit your list

  • Submit your list to the Library at least 3 weeks before the start of session.
  • If you make changes, like adding a new reading in the middle of session, submit the list again as the Library may need to process these.

Once the Library has finished reviewing and processing any requests, they will publish the list (if you haven't already) so it's visible to students.

Publish your list so it's visible to students

NOTE: Only 'Completed' items in a 'Published' list are visible to students.

A screenshot of a completed item on the reading list. The word 'Complete' is shown under the book title.    The 'Published' status is shown under the reading list title.

Check your list is published by the start of session so students can access items.

The Library will publish your list after they have processed it.
You can publish your list, immediately making any 'Completed' items visible to students. Any non-completed items (e.g. digitisation requests) are not visible to students and are sent to the Library for processing before becoming 'Complete'.

To publish your list, click the 'PUBLISH NOW' button:

'publish now' button

The status of your list will change to 'PUBLISHED'.

Items that don't need review or processing

Generally, these items will automatically be 'Complete' when added:

  • electronic articles, ebooks and resources from the Library's online collection
  • websites and online videos (e.g. YouTube)

How to check what your list looks like to students

To view your list as a student would, go to your Moodle site and add the 'Test students block'. Click a test student account to view your Moodle site as a student would. Then click into Subject Readings to view your list as a student.
In Subject Readings you can also click the ellipsis beside the list title and select 'View list as a student'. Refresh the page to exit student view.

How to unpublish your list

If you need to unpublish your list, click the ellipsis at the list level and select 'Unpublish'. An unpublished list is hidden from students.

Communicate with library staff via 'Library Discussion' 

Use 'Library Discussion' to send and receive messages with Library staff.

To send a message about the list as a whole, use 'Library Discussion' in the right-hand panel.

To send a message about an individual citation:

  1. Click the title of a citation which opens the detailed record
  2. Click 'Library Discussion' in the right-hand panel
  3. Add your comment

Screenshot of Library Discussion panel with comment added: Is a later edition of this book available?

When the Library replies you will receive a notification. Click the bell icon and then click the title of an item. Click Library Discussion in the right hand panel to see the message.

You can also contact the Library about the processing of particular citations via email:

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