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Reading Lists Online: guide for academic staff

First things first

Before you start, search Reading Lists Online to find out if a list has already been created for your module. Go to Reading Lists Online, log in and search for a list by title or module code. If there is an existing list, then you can edit it, please see the editing list page for further details on how to do this. Alternatively you can create a new list.

Creating a new list

There are two ways to create a new list. You can either create a list from scratch, or you can copy an existing list which you can then edit.

Every new list has to be prefixed with either 'Subject to Approval' or 'Subject to Review. This means the list will be sent to the Academic Librarian, who will check the resources you have added for availability. 

Lists created for an approval or review event need to be published in RLO at least 2 weeks before the event. This will allow enough time for the checks to be performed and for the Academic Librarian to write the resources statement which forms part of the event documentation.  

After the approval/review event the Library will save a copy of the list so that there is a record of the original list presented at the event. Once this has happened you can make changes to the List in RLO, should you want to, e.g. restructure the sections into themes or weeks, or add/remove resources.