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Reading lists

The Library's Reading Lists service is changing to make it easier to create and manage your reading lists and request new teaching resources.

The Library’s new reading list management system, Reading Lists Online, will replace the current system, Link2Lists, as well as all methods of requesting reading list items, including digitisation and high demand items.

Student holding book‌Reading Lists Online will launch to students in September 2019. There will be no change in how students access their reading lists through the VLE.

The Library’s Reading Lists team will support your move to the new system and help you to maintain your lists in the future.

What do you need to do?

From 1 May 2019, you will need to do the following in order to guarantee your reading lists and new teaching resources are available for students in September 2019.

Your reading lists are currently in Link2Lists

  • Your reading lists will be automatically migrated to Reading Lists Online on 1 May 2019.
  • You will need to log in to the new system with your University username and password.
  • You will need to check your lists are correct and tag each list item’s importance according to our Purchasing Policy.
  • If you require any updates to your list, want to request new teaching resources, or create a new list, contact the Reading Lists team by 28 June 2019.

Your reading lists are not currently in Link2Lists

  • The Reading Lists team will add your lists to Reading Lists Online for you.
  • Send your reading lists to the team by 28 June 2019, indicating each list item’s importance according to our Purchasing Policy, and we’ll do the rest.
  • If you want to request new teaching resources for September 2019, include these items on your lists, tag their importance and flag them as new purchases.

Why is the service changing?

  • We are making changes to our Reading Lists service to improve the experience for teaching staff and students.
  • We are simplifying and streamlining the service for teaching staff, and will deliver your teaching resources in the most efficient and effective way available according to our Purchasing Policy.
  • Students will benefit from enhanced resource provision and increased availability, as well as an improved experience when accessing their recommended reading.
  • Reading Lists Online supports The University of Manchester’s strategic goal to provide an outstanding learning and student experience.

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