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Reading Lists

What is rollover?

At the end of each academic year, reading lists undergo a ‘rollover’ process. This happens around the Easter vacation, and will be prefaced by communication from the Library’s reading list team.  


As part of the rollover process, published lists from the previous academic year are copied into the coming academic year. No changes will be made to the content of reading lists. The reading list from the previous academic year will be archived after exams take place. 


When copied over, all reading lists will go into ‘draft’ form. This provides an opportunity for module leaders to update their reading lists as necessary, ensuring that they are current and reflect the teaching on the module. 

What do I need to do?

Once lists have been rolled over, module supervisors need to go through their reading list and make any necessary changes for the coming academic year. They then need to publish the reading list. 


It is important that module supervisors undertake this task, even if they decide that no changes need to be made, as students will be unable to view draft lists. 


This process also means that the Library can review the lists, making sure we aware of the resources required for the module and ensuring that we provide adequate access for students. 

When does this need to be done?

The timetable below sets out the process for updating readings lists ready for the academic year. This is set out in the library’s Content Development and Management Policy.

Library archives 2018/19 lists (these lists will be available for resit students via the Talis homepage) 

7th June (The End) 

Module leaders ensure that list is updated, published and sent for review 

by 1 July  

Library staff review the list, check that links work, request digitisations, order items and advise module leaders of any potential resourcing problems 

by beginning of module 

Library staff receive and process digitisations, e-books and print books, and advise module leaders of any potential resourcing problems 

by beginning of module

Academic year begins 

Beginning of October 

The Library will process reading lists received later than the 1 July, but cannot guarantee that there will be sufficient resources for the beginning of the module 

N.B. This is for standard modules only.