If you produce a reading list for your students then it is important that you provide your Academic Liaison Librarian with a copy so that it can be uploaded onto the Reading List software. This is to ensure that the materials that your students need are in stock in the Library. There is a link to the Reading List for each module within the student's Moodle module. From the reading list students can link directly to the item if it is available electronically, an ebook, ejournal article, a digitized chapter of a book or a web page, or see the location of an item if it is available in print in the library.
Module reading lists are not populated automatically but can be created by Library staff as long as they are then updated by the module leader thereafter. Please see the online tutorials and guides to using the Reading List software. Alternatively your Academic Liaison Librarian would be pleased to give you a demonstration and get you set-up with using the Reading List software.
To send us your list in the first instance, or to request additional materials, you can email it, post it, or bring it in to your Academic Liaison Librarian.
In order that we buy the right e-book version or number of copies we need to know the following information about any material you request:
• The module that the list is for.
• The number of students enrolled on the module (so we can judge the number of copies required).
• When the material is needed for.
• If a print book, whether you require that a copy be reserved for you to view when it arrives in the Library
If you identify an ongoing need for your students to access a journal, database or other information resource which the library doesn't have then you can request a new resource by using this online form. Whether the library is able to subscribe is dependent on library budgets and analysis of the relative merits of the requested resource.
You can request that we purchase books for the library to support your own research or professional practice via your Academic Liaison Librarian or if you need a particular journal article which is not available via Locate then you can request it from our Document Supply service. If you identify an ongoing need for access to a journal, database or other information resource (that requires an ongoing subscription) which the library doesn't have then you can request this using this online form. Any new purchase is dependent on library budgets being available and an analysis of the merits of the resource.
We will do our best to buy an appropriate number of copies for your students; however it is always difficult to satisfy demand for essential and recommended items on reading lists, particularly where large numbers of students require the item at the same time.
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For a detailed overview of BoB, instructions on how to access it, and advice on making playlists and clips, please visit the BoB LibGuide.
Under the ERA licence (Educational Recording Agency), the University is allowed to record free-to-air broadcasts for educational purposes only from the following:
Please note: On-demand services (eg.iPlayer, 4OD, etc.) cannot be recorded.
The Lanchester Library's collection management policy document can be viewed here. Please address any enquiries about this to Philip Vaughan, Assistant Director, Lanchester Library email@example.com.