The way the library delivers support for course readings is changing from Semester 1, 2019.
The library is introducing a brand new Course Readings tool in Semester 1 2019 to streamline access to course readings for both academics and students.
Course Readings provides easy access to readings for students, while providing academics with a fast and user-friendly way of managing course readings. The most commonly asked questions are outlined below.
Note: : Information on adding course readings prior to Semester 1 2019 (e.g. Summer School 3905, Trimester 1 3933, Quadmester 1 3942 courses) is available on the DRMC subject guide.
Information about Course Readings
Start here - quick reference guides
Below is a series of quick reference guides, containing everything you need to know to get the most out of Course Readings.
Creating your list
- Creating a reading list
- Adding sections
- Add library items to your reading list
- Add a print book to High Use
- Requesting purchase of an item
- Requesting digitisation of a book chapter
- Creating an item for your reading list
- Add items using Cite It!
- Add Cite It! to your browser toolbar
- Adding notes to an item
Reviewing your list
- Moving sections in a reading list
- Moving items in a reading list
- Changing viewing dates
- Student view
Publishing your list
Embed your list in teaching
Already have a list?
Frequently asked questions
Trouble adding materials to your list
Why don’t I see the red “+” button?
We may not have you associated with the list as an instructor. Please contact us at
Why doesn’t the red “+” button work for me?
The button will not work if you have not created a section in your list. Please double check that you have created a section in your list and try again.
Why can’t I see the option to place a digitisation request?
Please check that your reading list is associated to a course.
Can I ask for digitisation of more than 2 sets of page ranges from a book?
Yes. You may add the first two in the Pages boxes of the digitisation request form. Add any more page ranges as a Note.
Will I infringe Copyright if I …?
The library will check copyright compliance while processing your list. For more information about copyright, take a look at our Copyright Advice website - particularly the information regarding teaching purposes
Can I export my reading list?
Yes! Click on Reading List Options and navigate to Export. There are a range of options including Word, PDF and Excel.
Trouble accessing materials
Why doesn’t the link in Course Readings go straight to the chapter of the ebook?
Depending on the source of the ebook, we may not able to link directly to a chapter. Where this is the case, the link will usually go to a table of contents. From here, students will be able to navigate to the chapter or page numbers.
You may like to add a “public note" advising students which chapter to read.
Transitioning to Course Readings
Why Course Readings?
The way the library delivers support for course readings is changing for three reasons:
- The MyUni Transform project (2016/2017) identified a need to provide better access to resources to support student learning, and ultimately improve the student experience.
- The library wanted to provide a single point of access to course readings services for academics
- The University required a better way to manage and report on copyright compliance
The new Course Readings tool makes significant improvements on all three by providing easy access to readings for students, a single point of contact for academics, and more automated copyright compliance and reporting.
How do I access Course Readings
I already use DRMC. Do I need to do anything?
The work done by the DRMC (Digital Resources Management Centre) will now be done through Course Readings in preparation for Semester 1 2019. All existing DRMC users will be contacted about transitioning their material to the new system.
Does this affect Equella?
Yes. Equella will no longer be used to deliver digital versions of print materials.
My course only has a textbook. Does this affect me?
Yes. If you already make textbooks available through the library, we will be in contact to transition your material to the new Course Readings system.
I've heard of Leganto - what is this and how does it fit in with Course Readings?
Leganto is the name of the software that underpins the new Course Readings tool.
What are the guidelines for Course Readings?
The Library provides the Course Readings service
What the Library will do
- Provide the Course Readings tool to allow you to create a reading list based on the resources you have selected.
- Provide online access to resources wherever possible, including books, chapters, journal articles and audio/video content.
- Ensure online access is available at the time of teaching or ahead of time wherever possible.
- Enable access to materials added to readings lists after the start of the teaching period.
- Manage copyright and licensing agreement requirements.
- Provide access to all required readings via links in MyUni or for print textbooks, the Library’s High Use Collection. Required readings are those that students must read as part of the course.
- Ensure recommended readings are available in the Library’s online or print collections. Recommended readings are those that students may read.
- If not part of the Library’s collections, consider purchase of further readings. Further readings are provided to encourage students to explore.
- Work with MyUni to ensure all support materials are easy to understand and up to date.
What we need from you
- Use the Course Readings system to create your reading list prioritised according to required, recommended and further readings.
How will students access and manage their learning resources?
- Students will have access to their required readings via links in MyUni, or for textbooks, through the Library’s High Use Collection.
- Students will have access to their online recommended and further readings via MyUni provided they are added to the reading list.
- Students will have access to print recommended readings through the Library’s physical collections.
- Students may have access to print further readings through the Library’s physical collections.
- The expectation is that students will buy textbooks required for their course.
- We have an e-preferred policy and will provide electronic versions of textbooks (where licencing permits), in preference to print.
- The Library will provide a limited number of required and recommended textbooks
- for required resources we license up to 3 electronic copies or purchase 1 print copy per 50 students (rounded up).
- for recommended resources we license/purchase 1 copy.