Supporting your teaching needs through Leganto, a new reading list platform from the Library

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In a year in which teaching support has never been more important, the University Library is pleased to announce a transition to an enhanced Unit of Study reading list platform.

Leganto, which will replace the current eReserve system, will provide teachers and students with a more intuitive and functional system and a significantly improved experience.

After running a pilot with a small number of units in January 2021, we will roll out the new platform to all University schools and faculties for the start of Semester 1, 2021.

A better user experience

The new Unit of Study reading list platform has a cleaner and more intuitive interface, creating a better user experience for teachers and students.

A major advantage is that the new system is part of the Library Services Platform (LSP). As a coordinator or instructor in a unit, when you locate a resource through the Library website, you can drag and drop it straight into your reading list. You can compose your list very quickly with this function. Furthermore, using the Cite-It widget, you can add content from anywhere on the web, opening up the use of open-source material.

In addition to electronic resources being more easily accessible, Leganto provides better functionality in creating access to physical items, scanned files and AV materials.

Another advantage is reading list analytics: a highly sought-after feature, according to consistent feedback from academics. You will be able to use Leganto to track engagement with your unit material and update your list accordingly.

Training and support

As an academic, the Library will support your learning of the new Unit of Study reading list system through a robust training program that will commence in January and continue into first semester 2021. In addition, we will provide real-time support in the peak lead-up and post-semester periods, to troubleshoot any issues you may encounter.

If you have a current eReserve list, the Library will support the transition of your list to Leganto prior to your first semester start.

We are already consulting with faculties and schools as we approach the start of the pilot in January 2021 and we look forward to working with you.

For more information

If you have any further questions, please contact Adi Piersol, Associate Director Site Services (adi.piersol@sydney.edu.au) or Michael Arndell, Associate Director Academic Services (michael.arndell@sydney.edu.au).

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