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Module Reading Lists provide easy access to course reading for students. You can find your lists by searching the module title or code. This guide provides an overview of the system and will also contain advice on the creation and editing of lists by academics and librarians. Further guidance is available in the Students and FAQs sections. Content for staff on list creation and editing will appear here in early 2019.
Please note: on November 30th 2018 a new service called Talis Aspire replaced the previous service, Keylinks. The new system is currently used by over 80 universities in the UK and will offer a number of improvements, further details below.
Benefits For Students
- Search for your lists by title or module code
- Access to Core and Recommended reading
- The ability to access ebooks, ejournals and articles for your course directly from the list
- A single site for accessing all module reading lists, meaning no more word documents/PDFs with broken links and inaccurate details.
- The ability to filter and search longer lists
- New! Note taking, reading intentions and saving lists for easy access (Further details in the Students tab)
- Options for printing, sharing and exporting your list
- A responsive site that looks great on all sizes of device.
- A feedback button directly to the library/LIS department.
Benefits for Lecturers
- Bookmarking from over 260 sources, including MultiSearch, library databases/articles, Lynda.com, Youtube and many more.
- Create links that the library will maintain, no more cutting and pasting URLs.
- Create list sections, provide annotations and highlight particular themes.
- An easy way to create reading lists for course validations.
- Identify new editions of texts
- Greater control over list content, including weekly reading and sub-categories (only if required).
- Analytics on list usage and interactions
- An easier route to copyright compliance and scanned extracts.
- From Summer 2019, lists will be embedded directly in the new Brightspace VLE
Benefits for Librarians
- Improved purchasing and stock control
- Identify books used a on various modules and order accordingly
- Improved promotion of electronic resources
- Reports that identify missing items and empty lists
- Easily fix broken links