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Reading Lists

This guide provides information about creating reading lists in Leganto.

Reading Lists: a new way to provide course resources

Leganto reading lists are a function available in UCLearn (Canvas). 

The Reading List service assists teaching staff make all types of printed, electronic, and digital materials from the Library, scholarly sources or the Web available to your students through your teaching site.

When you add your required and recommended textbooks to a reading list, the Library is notified and can also see how many students will need access across all courses using this text, based on enrolments.

Please see also the Unit Resources and Copyright guide for information.

Do I need to use Reading Lists?

  • Do you have a Required or Recommended text? 
  • Are you making copies of print resources available electronically to your students?
  • Are you linking to subscribed journal articles?

Then YES, Reading Lists will be an asset for both you and your students! Even if you only have one text or one reading, a Reading List should be created for student reference for now and future use.

Benefits of using Readng Lists

  • Allows academics to build interactive lists for students and manage, edit and update them in one place
  • Create a Reading List at the same time as communicating with the Library to purchase or digitise resources 
  • The Library has a role in assuring equity of access to textbooks for all students, in keeping with Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA) and the Higher Education Provider (HEP) Guidelines (2003, s8.5.1)
  • Facilitates the Library producing high quality scanned copies of chapters or articles 
  • Duplicate your list or sections of your list
  • At the beginning of each semester, you can roll over your reading lists. The roll over feature will save you time creating new lists. You can edit your rolled over list to suit your new teaching period. 
  • Importantly, the Library will manage your copyright on behalf of the University