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Reading List Procurement Update

The Library & University Collections, with support from IS Applications, have carried out a procurement project to select a new reading list system.

The Library & University Collections, with support from IS Applications, have carried out a procurement project to select a reading list system. The contract with the existing supplier, Talis, is coming to an end in July and, in order to comply with procurement regulations, we were obliged to look at all viable systems on the market.

Following a thorough and rigorous evaluation process which involved representatives from all key stakeholder groups, including academic staff and students and colleagues from across ISG, the Project Board met on Friday 27th January and approved the recommendation to award the contract to the highest scored supplier; Ex Libris with their reading list system, Leganto.

Leganto offers an intuitive interface for both Course Organisers and students, providing more opportunities for students to engage with their resource lists and for Course Organisers to liaise more easily with the Library in the provision of course materials. Leganto will allow the Library to support a growing resource list service which we can confidently promote to students.

The project team have started working on implementing Leganto and will migrate existing lists to the new system so that when Leganto is launched in June, resource lists will be ready for review and for students to use well in advance of the start of Semester 1 2017/18.