Reading is an important part of the learning process and underlies many of the courses provided by the University. Reading lists form an essential part of this, allowing academics to guide students to relevant material to support their studies. We use an online system called LORLS to manage reading lists.
This system was developed locally and has been made available as open source. The system provides students with up-to-date reading lists and checks availablity of material against the Library, campus bookshop and GoogleBooks. It also allows academics to maintain their own reading lists without having to separately inform the Library and campus bookshop of any changes.Quick start guide for academics
Frequently asked questions about reading lists
Yes you can although you will need to enter your standard University username and password when prompted.
You can edit your reading lists by logging in to the online system and clicking on the My Lists icon on the toolbar. This will then show a listing of all the reading lists you are associated with. If this listing is incorrect, or you would like further help in creating/editing your reading lists, then please contact you relevant academic librarian.
The LORLS development team maintain a blog which includes a design diary, online demo and documentation about the system.