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ReadingList: FAQs

FAQs

1. What browsers are recommended to work with the ReadingList?

2. There is a display “Reading List" in one of my courses, what is it?

3. Can I add a book chapter to the list?

4. What do I do about resources that cannot be found using the search function on ReadingList?

5. If an item on the list is not available in the Library, will the Library purchase it?

6. How to place course materials on Course Reserves?

7. How long does it take to put the books on reserve after I've informed the library staff?

8. How do I communicate with the Library regarding the list?

9. When should my list be sent to the library for processing?

10. Can I reuse the same reading list from one course to another?

11. Can the Library prepare the ReadingList for my course?

12. How do I find my ReadingList?

13. How do I know if the book is available to borrow?

14. I don't see a list for one of my courses, is it missing?

15. When I click on an article record in my ReadingList, why do I see multiple links to the resource?

16. How do I get the full-text of an electronic article listed in ReadingList?

 

 

1. What browsers are recommended to work with the ReadingList?

Chrome or Firefox are recommended.

 

2. There is a display “Reading List" in one of my courses, what is it?

This is a new “ReadingList” tool, which aims to make it easy and engaging to create, access, and manage reading lists. Staff can build, maintain, and share reading lists on Blackboard; librarians can provide resources more efficiently and scale up to support more courses, and more importantly, students can access all course materials in one place.

 

3. Can I add a book chapter to the list?

You cannot put a direct link to a book chapter but you can add the book title to the list. Then in the full record, add a “Public note” with chapter information.

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4. What do I do about resources that cannot be found using the search function on ReadingList?

You can use the “Create” tab to input the resources information into your list.

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5. If an item on the list is not available in the Library, will the Library purchase it?

The Library will order the online version if available and only order one copy of the print if the online version is not available.

 

6. How to place course materials on Course Reserves?

Login to Blackboard and go to Course page and click the link “ReadingList”, it will bring you to the ReadingList Platform. To place an item on Course Reserves:

 

  1. If the required course materials are already on the reading list, click the link "Add reserve request and others" under a citation. A drop-down list will appear, choose the relevant options.

 

  1. If the required course materials are not yet on the reading list, please add citations to the list first, then click the link “Add reserve request and others” under a citation.  A drop-down list will appear, choose the relevant options.

 

The location options include: Architecture Library, Chung Chi College Elisabeth Luce Moore Library, New Asia College Ch’ien Mu Library, Li Ping Medical Library, Legal Resources Centre, United College Wu Chung Library, University Library and Law Library.

The loan period options include: 2 hours, 4 hours, 1 day, 3 days and 7 days.

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7. How long does it take to put the books on reserve after I've informed the library staff?

Depending on the availability of the items concerned, the library will process course reserves requests within 2 working days after receiving requests. However, please allow more time for the Library to process the requests at the beginning of the semester when there is a large number of requests received at the same time. Longer processing time is also expected for library items which have been borrowed by library users. Course reserves requests are processed in the order they are received. There will be no priority given to requests submitted after the semester has started.

 

8. How do I communicate with the Library regarding the list?

You can use the "Discussion" function on the right-hand side of the screen. Simply select “Library Discussion”, add your comment and click "SUBMIT COMMENT" to complete. Or you can contact your Faculty Liaison Librarians for assistance.

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9. When should my list be sent to the library for processing?

The sooner the better, as it will take 6-8 weeks to order and receive a new print book from overseas.

 

10. Can I reuse the same reading list from one course to another?

Yes, you can. Please read “Reuse a reading list to another course".

 

11. Can the Library prepare the ReadingList for my course?

You can contact your Faculty Liaison Librarians for assistance.

 

12. How do I find my ReadingList?

You can see your course reading list located on the left hand size panel once you login to you blackboard course page.

Or you can click the Reading Lists button on the Library homepage.

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13. How do I know if the book is available to borrow?

You may click on the item to view the status and availability.

 

14. I don't see a list for one of my courses, is it missing?

Not all courses will have a reading list. If it's not available in the course programme, and the instructor did not create one, there will be no list available there. If there should be a list and it is still not visible, please contact your Faculty Liaison Librarians for assistance.

 

15. When I click on an article record in my ReadingList, why do I see multiple links to the resource?

An article may be held in a few different Library databases and therefore you may see multiple links to the resource. It does not matter which link you click on, they will take you to the same article.

 

16. How do I get the full-text of an electronic article listed in ReadingList?

For an electronic article item, click on the article title and then click “View online” to access the full text content. 

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