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Readings at JCU

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

Quick start guide

Important information for academic staff

Subject coordinators are responsible for ensuring that all subjects have a list in Readings.  

If you are teaching a subject and do not know who your Subject coordinator is please contact your ADLT.

Lists can be created and edited by any member of staff, however one person (usually the coordinator) must claim ownership.

We are aware that some subjects are taught in a module format with multiple lecturers. If this is the case discuss the best way to approach your Reading list/s with your Liaison Librarian.

If you believe your subject does not require a Reading list please check with your Liaison Librarian to confirm.

Library staff will assist academics by providing training in Readings.

A workshop program is in place to assist with this, it includes face to face sessions, Collaborate Ultra sessions, drop ins and online support provided by the library.  As you participate  in the LTSE Transform project this will contribute to one of the checkpoints of your Student Digital Experience (Transform)  requirements.

If you require assistance please contact your Liaison Librarian or use the 'Ask a question form' below.

What you need to do:

Are you creating your own list?

Did someone else create your list (library staff/collegue)?

If you have any questions please get in touch.

Benefits to Readings for staff and students

  • Readings software streamlines what has been a complex process; in the one system academic staff can create and manage lists, check for updated editions, request digitisations and submit purchase requests.
  • Academic staff can bookmark potential readings in library collections and other online sources.
  • Academic staff can create more than one list for each subject, can arrange lists into sections, and mark readings as required or additional.
  • Academic staff can monitor students’ engagement with page views and usage analytics.
  • Scanned teaching materials must be made available from the University’s digital readings repository in accordance with University policy, ensuring compliance with the Copyright Act 1968. The digitisation tool enables staff to check compliance easily. • Readings is compatible with referencing import/export tools including Endnote. • Students will have a current curated list with direct access to digital resources, with availability information for library collection resources.
  • Students can mark their reading intentions and add personal notes.
  • A reading list can be viewed in the chosen referencing style as a bibliography.
  • Many Universities across Australia and globally use Talis Aspire software to digitally curate their readings.

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