Due to the current situation with Covid-19 it is vital that any essential or recommended reading is from an online resource rather than a print book or journal. This may mean you need to consider alternative resources for your 2020/21 list.
Once you have reviewed your 2020/21 reading lists, please send any queries or updates or any new lists to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you email the library, the reading list team will look at your request, get back to you with any questions, create or make changes to your online reading list, place any orders needed and let you know once the list is available.
If you would like to check what you currently have on your lists, simply go to the reading lists home page, enter your module number or module name in the search box, and search.
The reading lists guide for staff can be accessed here https://library.rgu.ac.uk/reading-lists/staff.
Please note that as we get closer to the start of term we generally get an increased number of list requests from staff. We will work on the lists in the order we receive them and will update lists/create lists/place orders as quickly as possible but may not be able to guarantee the lists being ready and items being available for a particular date.
Library eBooks are accessible to everyone but it is important to be aware of some issues related to how eBooks work.
eBooks are available on lots of different platforms and each will operate in a different way. You may be able to view the whole book or be asked to open it chapter by chapter.
- 1 user model – can be accessed by one person at a time but there is no limit on how many times it can be accessed through the year.
- 3 user model - can be accessed by three people at a time but there is no limit on how many times it can be accessed through the year.
- Credit model – each time a book is accessed a credit is used, these renew each year and we can, usually but not always, buy additional if needed.
- Non-linear model – works the same way a credit model does.
- Unlimited – no restrictions on the number of people who can access at once or throughout the year.
It is important to consider the access model of your eBook and if it will be sufficient for your students.
What can be done with eBooks:
To see what we have go to LibrarySearch, try different keywords and narrow the results to eBooks by using the refining options.
If you want to make any material available digitally to your students e.g. a book chapter or a journal article this should be done through the library’s digitisation service. Academic staff cannot scan and upload these to modules on Moodle.
- It must meet copyright limits i.e. only a certain amount can be legally copied – the library will check that for you.
- The item must allow copying and some are excluded from this – the library will check that for you.
- The institution must own the item i.e. the library has to have it in stock (or a department must have a copy it makes available to everyone) – again we will check that and order a copy if needed.
- Full copyright information must be included – the library does this by adding a cover sheet to the digital copy.
- Records of what is made available digitally have to be submitted once a year to the Copyright Licensing Agency – if we do not do this for each digitisation we are in breach of our agreement – the library does this through our reading lists system.
To find out more about the service take a look at the Digitisation Service for Staff Guide.
Then simply review any material you would like to make available digitally to your students and contact the library to get this organised.
Email email@example.com with details of the item, course name, module number, number of students on the module and the date when the item is required for.
We will check if the item you require can be made available as a digital copy under the CLA License. We'll then scan it, create the audit records required, and make the item available through your online reading list.