Answered By: Nicola Gregory
Last Updated: Oct 08, 2020     Views: 35

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Each item added to your reading list on Reading List @ Liverpool should be assigned an ‘importance’ to indicate if it is Key, Recommended or Background reading.  This helps students to prioritise their reading and guides the library in how best to provide access to the material: eBooks, numbers of print copies etc.

Importance as it relates to students

Importance as it relates to library purchasing criteria

KEY

Students must read key items to understand module content.

Key texts will be referred to multiple times throughout the module.

KEY

E-book will be prioritised.

If no eBook is available, we will purchase print copies (1 per 20 students) but will not exceed 5 copies for the initial purchase. 

A minimum of 1 Print copy will be purchased.

The Library will continue to monitor demand on print copies and will purchase extra copies accordingly using several urgent routes.

Lecturers should encourage students to use the book reservation system to ensure the demand is registered.

RECOMMENDED

Students are advised to read recommended texts to supplement key reading and to develop wider understanding.

Recommended texts may broaden understanding for seminars or a piece of assessment or project work.

RECOMMENDED

E-book will be prioritised.

If no eBook is available, 1 print copy will be purchased.

The Library will continue to monitor demand on print copies and will purchase extra copies accordingly using several urgent routes.

Lecturers should encourage students to use the book reservation system to ensure the demand is registered.

BACKGROUND

Additional reading which students may choose to read.

Background texts provide context and aid in expanding student knowledge.

BACKGROUND

To be purchased at point of request.

Once requested, eBook will be prioritised.

1 print copy purchased if eBook is not available

 

N.B. Digitisation service: Please consider requesting a chapter or section digitisation if an eBook is not available.

If importance options are changed, student numbers increase or new items are added, the module coordinator should send the list for Review so the library can ensure adequate copies are in stock.

Please refer to the Reading Lists @ Liverpool library guide for more information about reading lists and find instructions about editing your list in the Reading List Guide for module coordinators.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact your Liaison Librarian.

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