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Readings at JCU

How to get the most out of your subject readings at JCU

Create a profile

Go to the Readings home page

Note: You can only create a profile for yourself, as it is linked to your login. Everyone who uses Readings will need a profile, see this FAQ for how to assign an owner to your list.

1. Click login.You may be asked for your JCU UserID and password

2. Create a profile (first time users only)

i. Select Create a profile from the top menu bar

ii. Enter your name, email address, description (academic) and main discipline*

iii. Choose My profile is public under Privacy so students can search and find your lists

iv. Save profile


Requesting a Readings list shell

All lists are initially created as shells by library staff on a request basis.

A list shell has a name and is linked to the Readings hierarchy and the correct time period.

You will need to 

  • Accept invitation to be List Publisher
  • Create Sections
  • Add resources (using bookmarks)

To request a list shell fill out the Reading list request form.

List shells will be created within two business days of your request.


Roles in Readings

Roles in Readings

Readings uses roles to assign permissions for particular tasks

Invitations to roles come via email from - the email contains a link, follow this to accept your invitation. Alternatively, all your invitations can be found and accepted under the 'My invites' tab in your Readings profile.

Below are the two roles that will may assigned to staff using Readings. Everyone will have a List Publisher role, but only some staff will be assigned as list owners.

List Publisher

Note: A list can have multiple List Publishers

The List Publisher role gives you the ability to:

Create lists (note this permission will be removed in January 2020)
Edit lists 
Grant this role (you can invite others to edit the list)
Publish lists
Request Digitisations

List Owner

List Owners have the same permissions as the list editors, but their name appears at the top of the list. 

The List Owner should be the Subject coordinator or main lecturer for a subject. 

At present there can be only one list owner- however this may change in future.

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