COVID-19 has affected the rollover of reading lists for 2020/21. The Library will be contacting individual departments as and when modules have been signed off for 2020/2021.
Please keep an eye out for emails from Library staff with information about updating your reading lists and for webinars to support you in updating your reading lists.
See more information on our rollover pages including FAQs about updating your reading lists and how to find online resources to use in teaching.
Talis Aspire Reading Lists is the system the university uses to provide students with interactive resource lists for their modules - whenever, wherever, and however they need them. By including direct weblinks to online resources, displaying live availability of the library's print collection, and allowing students to make notes and set reading intentions, Talis Aspire Reading Lists provide greater accessibility and interactivity for students.
The leaflet below details the benefits of using Talis Aspire Reading Lists, including information on the digitisation service.
If you have not used Talis before or would like to refresh your skills, these pages will help you to get started. Alternatively, you can ask specific questions about Talis or request a 1-to-1 training session with a library colleague by emailing email@example.com
N.B. Members of staff at our Southend Campus should email firstname.lastname@example.org to get their lists set up on Talis.
Reading lists created using Talis can transform how students interact with their modules' assigned resources. The best practice guide below, created with contributions from University of Essex students and academic colleagues, gives information and top tips on how to get the most out of your reading list.