Friday, 30 June 2017

The Reading List Service - helping students access course materials

The Reading List Service is our core facility for ensuring students can access their course materials. It integrates: 
  • library resources & library ordering 
  • reading lists
  • Blackboard

The service saves academics time by: 
  • ordering books/ebooks on your behalf 
  • checking links to journal articles
  • providing chapter and article scanning
  • offering reports of student engagement
  • view a Reading List example 
Over the past year: 
  • 2200 items on reading lists were checked (including 1100 e-links)
  • More than 500 new books ordered
  • More than 200 book loan periods changed
Students find our Reading List Service helps them seamlessly access their course materials. In our survey:
  • 95% agreed they are more likely to read items from their reading list when they are easily accessible
  • 71% agreed or strongly agreed that the Reading List System makes preparing for exams, essays and projects more straightforward
  • The module list MG328 Human Resource Management, was viewed almost 1500 times

Using the Service
Please email readinglists@nuigalway.ie if you are interested in using the Reading List Service.


More information about using our Reading List Service  including guides, videos and training is available from the Reading List web page.


Training
Introductory training sessions for academic staff and teaching support staff:
Every Thursday, 12pm-115pm
Library Training Room
Book a place


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