The Library's Reading List Policy aims to improve access to materials on your reading lists for students, and to simplify processes for academic staff.
Reading list principles
The key factors which contribute to a positive student experience are:
Reading lists are most helpful to students if they are:
Read the Policy in full below.
Additionally, we have created some Reading List Guidelines, included below, which provide more information on the rationale and practical implementation of the Policy.
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Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request 1-2-1 training.
Your Academic Liaison Librarian can arrange department specific training if required.
Reading Lists is an interactive, student facing reading list system that allows academics to build lists for students and manage, edit and update them in one place. Reading Lists works in Yorkshare module pages, presenting relevant module materials directly in Yorkshare and allowing students to click straight through to the YorSearch record, journal article or e-book. Reading Lists enables the Library to quickly and easily check lists and make sure that items are available for students.
Students with a print impairment often require their reading to be digitised so that their screen reading software can read the texts. Module convenors who have students with a print impairment taking their module are required to use the tag 'Accessible format request' to items that need to be scanned for a print impaired student. Please note that the amount of reading can vary by student with some not able to read more than 3 items per module per week. Check with the student if in any doubt and only tag those items that are required for the student. If you have any questions about this please email email@example.com.
You can view accessibility options in Reading Lists by clicking on your name in the top-right corner, then Accessibility Menu. From here you can adjust the font size and site contrast to improve list visibility. Students can also adjust these settings when logged in.
There is guidance on managing multiple lists on the Managing Lists tab.
Whilst modules that were running this academic year with published reading lists rollover automatically, we have access to the last 5 years of lists so, if you need to resurrect something, please contact us using the firstname.lastname@example.org email address.