Reading Lists Online (RLO) is a reading list management system that addresses the resource needs of students, academic staff and library staff.
The University requires that module coordinators ensure all taught modules for the 2020/21 academic year have an up-to-date reading list submitted for review by the Library in Reading Lists Online for the start of the relevant semester.
RLO allows academic staff to find and collect resources, organise them into reading lists, and submit them for review by the Library (for book purchasing purposes), with the library then publishing the lists so students can see them.
Reading Lists Online makes it easier for students to find and locate resources.
The accuracy of items bookmarked from reliable bibliographic databases reduces ambiguity about the list creator's intentions.
The consistent approach to reading lists across the University leads to quicker and more reliable purchasing.
Integration with the Library catalogue and other systems means the Library can identify the items for which provision is inadequate more quickly. There is no longer a reviews queue.
Demand for a title can be assessed university-wide and not just on a module-by-module basis.