We actively encourage all academic colleagues to engage with Resource Lists regularly, by adding new materials, requesting reviews and republishing the list. It's a great way to add new research you want students to read, and order new books for the library which are related to your modules. If you don't request a review, we can't order new stock for the library.
We will be updating our videos during Summer 2019 to reflect changes to the system, including the student view of the list and the bookmarking extension available for Chrome, Firefox and Edge browsers.
The tabbed box at the bottom of the page offers more information about each stage, including additional videos, written step-by-step guidance and policy. The entire YouTube playlist can be viewed here.
Talis have refreshed the student view of Resource Lists in response to user feedback.
New features include:
The new list view keeps all your notes and sections. It also works in Blackboard, so you can still link to a list and embed sections of a list within different parts of your Blackboard module.
Ready to take a look? Log in to http://resourcelists.worc.ac.uk and find your list. You’ll have the option to switch your list over to the new view. Once you’ve logged in and clicked on the List beta button, you will see the new list view displaying. To ensure it also displays in Blackboard, click on List beta on the top right corner and select 2.0 as default.
All feedback welcome: please email your Academic Liaison Librarian.
Since the adoption of Resource Lists (Talis Aspire) in 2014/15, the Reading Resources Strategy has been replaced with a set of guidelines, ratified by LTSEC (June 2016), on how access to reading resources should be managed.
These guidelines are designed to:
Teaching teams should:
Library Services will:
You are already set up with list publishing and editing rights, but before you use the system, you need to create a profile.
Make sure you always log in first when you use the Resource Lists system. This ensures that you can see all lists in draft as well as those which are published and visible to students.
When using Resource Lists on your PC or laptop, you will need to add the bookmark button to your preferred web browser so that you can add sources from catalogues, databases, Library Search and webpages to your lists. At the time of writing the 'add to my bookmarks' button for the browser's favourites toolbar is still available. This can be found in My Bookmarks in Resource Lists when you log in (click 'Install bookmark button' and follow the instructions to drag the button to your favourites toolbar). However, there is now a more up to date bookmarking extension available for Chrome, Firefox and Edge browsers.
To install on an iPad or other tablet, you will need to use Chrome as your browser and do the following:
To bookmark on an iPad or tablet:
Use My Lists to store, access and edit your lists more easily. We recommend doing this before bookmarking items.
Make sure you select the list for the current academic year. When a list is in draft, it is not visible to students yet (DRAFT LIST). It needs to be edited and published by the tutor. Published lists will be visible to students (LIST). Each list will be associated (‘linked to the hierarchy’) with its corresponding module (MODULE).
4. Before editing the list, click Add to My Lists on the right of the list. The message will change to indicate that it has been added to My Lists. When you next log in and click My Lists in the grey menu bar, you can see all lists you have added.
5. If a module code is not available on the system, you may want to create a new list and link it to the hierarchy at a later date. See Creating a new list on the Editing and publishing tab for more details.
When you view a list from My Lists, or a list found using the search bar, you can click the edit button and select from a range of options to start working with your list, including: Edit List, Publish, Link to hierarchy, Copy, and Assign List Owner.
For students to see your lists, you must publish them. For Library Services to check stock and purchase books, you must also send your list for review. Please publish and send your list for review at the same time. You do not need to wait for a review to be completed.
As long as a review is requested, Library Services can check that the books are in stock, that we have enough copies and that they're on the right loan status for your students. We will also check for ebooks to increase student access to key resources.
If a module code is not available on the system (perhaps the module is not live yet, or is new), you may want to create a new list and link it to the hierarchy at a later date. Linking a resource list to the hierarchy is important; it ensures that the list can be easily found, and it will automatically appear in Blackboard as long as the list is published.
a. Enter the module code and name in the List name field in the following format:
PSYC2501 Cognitive Psychology (Semester 1)
This will help students find the list regardless of how they search for it. It will also help Library Services when running reports on resource list use. Please indicate when the module is expected to run (Semester 1, Semester 2, across semesters, Term 1, Term 2 or Term 3).
b. Description is optional.
c. Click on Select Hierarchy. In the pop-up box, type in the module code or name and select the correct module from the list that appears. Click Save.
d. Select year from the drop-down list.
e. Enter the anticipated student numbers. This will be required for making digitisation requests and helps the team when deciding on stock orders, but can be added or updated at a later date.
6. Click Create list. The list is now ready to populate with notes, sections and resources.
The Resource Lists bookmarks button/extension is a tool that will save you time and allow you to bookmark content from anywhere on the web - Library Search, Amazon, YouTube, Box of Broadcasts, you name it! Please install the bookmark button or extension before following the instructions shown here (see First steps and My Lists tab). Never bookmark a pdf / html article page as these links are not stable and there may be copyright implications.
Items which can be bookmarked include books, ebooks, journal articles and other online sources.
Please note that a new library catalogue will be available in July 2019, so these instructions may be out of date. They will be updated over the summer.
When we do not have a copy of the book or ebook in stock, you can bookmark it using Amazon. You can also bookmark books from other library catalogues or online book stores, like COPAC and WorldCat. Just use the Add to My Bookmarks button when you are viewing the details of the book you want to add.
To add a bookmark for a whole journal (e.g British Educational Research Journal, or Journal of Advanced Nursing) to your list:
For bookmarking from any specialist resources that you use in your field of study, please have a go! There may be things you can't bookmark from, but we haven't found them yet. Contact your Academic Liaison Librarian if in doubt.
Creating a bookmark without using the bookmark button isn't something you will need to do often, but can be useful for webpages and documents found online.
Once submitted, the request will be automatically checked against copyright legislation and you will receive an immediate response as to the stage of progress or outcome (e.g. referred or rejected).
If your request is copyright permitted, items that have been digitised by us previously will automatically be given a coversheet and added to your list. Items that can be digitised but that we have not previously scanned will be referred to the digitsation team for further action. Items that we do not hold in stock will be referred to the digitisation team for purchase prior to scanning in order to fulfil the criteria for digitisation.
See the digitisation page for more details.
The Dashboard shows you how your lists are being used - numbers of views, clicks, reading intentions and notes, either by item, section or overall list.
The library also uses Google Analytics to keep more in-depth stats on list usage. If you are interested in seeing more details, please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian.
This should be automatically set up in your Blackboard module for you. If not:
Once the link is available, you must:
If you arrange your Blackboard module by subject, theme, or by week-by-week activity, you can structure your Resource List to match this. The integration tool allows you to pull specific list sections into your Blackboard module wherever you want.
What is REACH?
The University has partnered with John Smith's Bookshop to bring the REACH scheme to Worcester students. A REACH bursary is provided to eligible students to purchase academic books, ebooks and other resources through the John Smiths website. The account can be topped up. Queries about REACH should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The bookshop is available at http://www.worcester-reach.co.uk/.
Students eligible for a REACH card
Full-time EU/Home Undergraduate students who are:
Value of REACH card
How REACH operates
Eligible students will receive an email to their UW email address giving them information on how to set up the account and redeem the credit. There is no cash alternative to the REACH credit.
Are Resource Lists and REACH connected?
The Reach store and the availability of Resource Lists in Blackboard are in no way connected.
An export of book items on published resource lists on the Talis Aspire system goes to John Smiths who use the data to provision the store.
Answers to common issues. If you can't find an answer here, contact your Academic Liaison Librarian.
If you’re bookmarking an ejournal, this message is meaningless and can be ignored.
These are errors caused by old catalogue records. You can still bookmark them, but they won't show library availability in the item record in your list. Library Services is working its way through these to fix them. Any errors like this will be picked up by your librarian when the list is reviewed.
E-resources link in different ways (web address, DOI, open URL), depending on whether they're free or paid resources, and how they require you to prove that you're a UW member entitled to access. We should be set up so that it doesn't matter which option you choose, but if you encounter errors, contact your Academic Liaison Librarian so we can investigate.
See Bookmarking for more details.
No, unfortunately not.
No. But you could copy the document to Google Docs and then bookmark that into your list. Alternatively, add the document to the relevant place in your module documentation and add a note to your list referencing it.
Lists are automatically linked in the tools bar for each module. Links also appear on the My Institution page as lists are entered onto the system. You don't need to do a thing! NB: there may be a delay between publishing your list and it appearing in Blackboard. If you change the way your students access Blackboard in such a way that causes the hierarchy link to be broken, then you will have to add your resource list link manually.
Yes, but not automatically. You will need to copy and paste the URL for your list into the relevant bit of Pebblepad.
Yes. Here’s how:
Contact your Academic Liaison Librarian for further help.
The Alternative Formats service aims to provide print-disabled students with as much key reading from their resource lists as possible, at the appropriate time for their studies, and in formats suitable for their individual access needs
These guidelines are intended to:
Later student enrolments and/or changes should be referred as early as possible prior to each Semester/Term in the academic year to allow sufficient time for sourcing of alternative formats
Teaching Teams should:
Alternative Formats service will: