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Resource list rollover 2021

by Alison Taylor on 2021-04-27T09:18:00+01:00 | Comments

We are rolling over Resource Lists (Talis Aspire) at 4pm on Monday 17 May for the 2021/22 academic year. This is where we take your 2020/21 list and copy it to the new academic year. Do not make any changes to your lists on the above date and time until rollover is complete.  

Key dates for rollover
Now- 17 May
  • Library Services will publish any outstanding 20/21 Resource Lists on your behalf 
17 May until notified
  • Rollover: do not edit or make changes to your lists during this time 
End of May - 1 August
  • Log in, check and edit your 21/22 lists 
  • Request review and publish Semester 1 lists
  • Update Resource List URLs in your module guides or handbooks 
  • Ask Library Services to publish lists for the course or modules you teach on. Just email the module codes to your liaison librarian directly or via 


What do I need to do now? 

Library Services will publish any outstanding 2020/21 lists. Draft lists won't be rolled over. 
Do not make copies of your lists and attach to the new academic year. We do this is automatically for you. 
Do not make any changes to your lists from 4pm on Monday 17 May until rollover is complete (can take up to 48 hours). We'll add an update to the Resource List homepage to confirm completion.


What do I do after rollover? 

Following rollover we can bulk publish lists for the course or modules you teach. Please email us with the relevant module codes and we’ll take care of the publishing. You'll still be able to edit and add new items after lists have been published, but please don't change any existing recommended for student purchase or essential texts.

To edit and publish your lists:

  • Log in to the Resource List homepage and search for your draft lists. 
  • Add your 2021/22 module lists to My Lists.  We recommend removing your 2020/21 lists from My Lists when the current academic year is complete. 
  • Edit your 2021/22 list and make any needed changes. 
  • Request Review (so we can order your required books). 
  • Publish (to make the list visible to students) OR ask Library Services to publish lists for the course/modules you teach on by emailing module codes to your Academic Liaison Librarian or 

Please do this by 1 August 2021 so we can order new items for the library in time for semester 1.


Teaching new or different modules? 

If you need to change the named owner of the list and are unsure how to do this your Academic Liaison Librarian can help. 

Outgoing module tutors or course leaders should take responsibility for publishing the rolled over Resource List if the module lead for 2021/22 is not known at the end of this academic year. Incoming tutors shouldn't change the ‘Recommended for student purchase’ texts or remove Essential Reading, but can add Essential and Further Reading and otherwise shape the list structure to suit teaching. 

Teaching a brand new module with no list on the system? You’ll need to create one. Not sure how? These quick video tutorials will help. 


Updating your module guide and Blackboard 

Update URLs in your module guides or handbooks. The URL should follow the format, where ABCD1234 is your module code 

The newly published Resource List can be linked to the 2021/22 Blackboard module once available. You can also add weekly reading or themed sections of your list to the relevant week in Blackboard. 


Need any help? 

See our Resource List guides or contact your Academic Liaison Librarian 


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