What is the Resource Lists service?
The Resource Lists service uses Leganto to provide online reading lists for students and help Course Organisers manage the provision of materials for teaching.
- Resource Lists provide online reading lists using the reading list system Leganto.
- Any resource with a web address can be added to a list, including books, ebooks, journal articles, websites, videos and podcasts.
- Resource Lists can be accessed via a course in Learn or Moodle or from the service homepage: http://resourcelists.ed.ac.uk (sign in using EASE).
- Lists are visible outwith the University but can be restricted to EASE users on request
- Items on a list can be filtered by type or priority
- Lists are rolled over each year in June
- Lists can be exported to word or PDF documents in a variety of citation styles.
Why is the Library encouraging use of Resource Lists?
1. To improve the student experience
- Students benefit from a consistent route to access their key course materials via Learn, Moodle or directly from the Resource Lists homepage
- Students become confident that if there is a resource list for their course, the Library has ensured materials are made available to students in sufficient quantities and, where possible, in a digital format
- Students are introduced to key resources and signposted to further reading.
- Key resources become more accessible to students: more time is spent reading resources on a list than searching for them.
- Resource Lists help students to prioritise their reading. Students can quickly see which items are 'Essential' reading.
2. To make it easier for Course Organisers to use Library services
- Resource Lists simplify and streamline access to Library services, saving time and better supporting learning and teaching.
- Course Organisers can set up a list in 10 simple steps or ask the Library to create one for them.
- Resource Lists ensure that the Library always has adequate copies of print books on a list or has provided access to ebooks (when available).
- Course Organisers can use Resource Lists to request copyright compliant scans.
3. To provide the Library with oversight of materials that are used in course teaching
Resource Lists help us make better informed purchasing choices, based on information gathered via the service.
Accessible and inclusive learning: using Resource Lists enables students to prioritise readings and complies with the University's Accessible and Inclusive Learning Policy.