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Reading Lists Online - guide for academic staff

Getting Started

To support your delivery of high quality blended teaching and learning offer for the new academic year 2020-2021, your Library is providing new guidance and updated services to ensure your students can discover and access the reading you direct them to. In doing this, your Library is continuing to work to the principle that students can access directed reading free at the point of need.

For the academic year 2020/21 the print collection at Adsetts Library and Collegiate Library will be off-limits for physical browsing and self-service. This is a safety measures as part of ensuring a safe campus. Instead, access to the print collection is available via our new Click and Collect service, which launched on the 20th July.  While Click and Collect will enable students  to access reading list titles and wider resources, because of the need to quarantine books for 72 hours following return, it will not effectively support fair access to multiple copies of print textbooks.

As of June 2020, less than 60% of the resources included in all online reading lists was available electronically to students. To provide students with access to reading, your Library is working to enhance the range of electronic resources available, including e-textbooks. Colleagues responsible for module reading lists are requested to review their lists.according to the proposed threshold standards for Autumn 2020 and the good practice outlined in this guide. Your Library is here to support you to do this.