Preparing Subject Readings Lists for Semester 2

Semester 2 subjects that are not yet using Readings Online should upload their readings using the self-service option in Readings Online.  Readings Online supports all formats of readings materials – both print and electronic.  Staff can upload:

  • Journal articles, conferences papers etc.
  • Book chapters and links to whole ebooks
  • Sheet music and dramatic works, such as plays and film and telescripts
  • Images
  • Sound recordings and films

Readings Online manages copyright compliance and should be used to provide copies of subject readings, such as journals articles and book chapters, to students via the LMS. All subjects must be copyright compliant and using Readings Online is the only way to ensure that a subject fulfils all copyright requirements.

Some copyright restrictions apply and readings will need to be checked by Readings Online staff for copyright compliance.  Staff should upload their readings as soon as possible before the start of semester to ensure that all readings are available in time for the start of the teaching period.  Information on how to upload readings is available in the Readings Online User Manual.  Staff can also attend a Readings Online information session to learn how to use Readings Online.  Sessions are scheduled throughout June and July.  Register here.

Subjects that used Readings Online in Semester 2 2017 will need to review and roll-over their readings to reactivate them and make them available for students.  When readings are rolled over, most readings will be reactivated immediately. However, some readings containing PDF files may need a further copyright check. As such, teaching staff should aim to roll over readings as soon as possible before the start of semester to ensure that all readings are available in time for the start of the teaching period.  Information on how to rollover your subject is available in the Readings Online User Manual.

Please note that Readings Online will be unavailable Wednesday 4 July 2018 as the system is being upgraded.  During this period, staff will not be able to access Readings Online to view, create or modify their readings lists.  Students will also not be able to view or download their readings. As part of the upgrade, new features will be available to make uploading subject readings and managing reading lists easier.  Further information about the upgrade and new features is available on the Readings Online website.

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