Guidance for the management of resource lists in Canvas.

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The management of the Module Resource Lists in Canvas are the responsibility of Module leads to ensure that they are maintained. Library staff are very happy to advise as needed.

Below is the protocol for the management of resource lists:

1. Format and content of a resource list

2. Procedures for the maintenance of resource lists

3. Procedures for notifying Library staff of new or updated resources

4. Resource lists provided by individual lecturers.

 


1. Format and content of a resource list

a) Use standard terminology:

Resource list – rather than reading list.

Recommended – indicates resources that are essential reading.

Supplementary – indicates resources that are optional. At postgraduate level there is an expectation that they would be read to provide a deeper level of study.

Other Learning Resources – e.g. links to videos.

b) For books, where any are alternative titles, this should be stated explicitly e.g. Book A or Book B or Book C so it is clear that not all titles need to be read.

c) Resources should be listed using the SGUL Harvard referencing style based on Cite them Right (Pears and Shield, 2016). Library staff can advise further as needed.

d) Guidance should be provided to students so that they can correctly interpret the resource list eg what is mandatory versus optional – this may be included within the resource list or possibly at module level.


2. Procedures for the maintenance of resource lists

a) Resource lists will be located in Canvas.

b) Process for creating & updating resource lists:

i. In the first instance, academic staff are responsible for the creation and updating of resource lists.

ii. A guide to creating links to resources in Hunter is available [PDF]

iii. A resource template is available in Canvas which can be used to create a new resource list

iv. Library staff can assist academic staff – queries should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

c) An example of a module resource list in Canvas can be viewed here.


3. Procedures for notifying Library staff of new or updated resources

a) Notification by academic staff of any new or updated resources should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

b) Library staff can then check resources e.g. that for any recommended items, they are stocked by the Library and with sufficient numbers of print copies; for journal articles that they are available online.

c) Library staff will notify academic staff of any issues relating to resources e.g. new editions, out of print, journal article not available etc.

d) Please note that it can take up to 6 weeks between the time a book is ordered to when it is available on the Library shelves so please allow for this time frame, for example:

i. For any books needed in September – review in previous June.

ii. For any books needed in January – review in previous September.


4. Resource lists provided by individual lecturers.

a) Any resource details provided within a lecture will be regarded as supplementary as there is no guarantee that the Library will have the resources, particularly with regard to books.

b) Lecturers should be given guidance by module leaders re the resource list procedures to help to avoid these situations where students are recommended books which the Library does not stock. Students also need to be advised that resources given on lecture slides are supplementary.

 

References

Pears, R. and Shields, G. (2016) Cite them right: the essential referencing guide. 10th edn. London: Palgrave. Online: http://www.citethemrightonline.com


Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 September 2018 10:09

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