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15 MARCH 2011

ListAssist: peer-reviewed reading list service for Emerald subscribers

"Emerald will soon be offering a unique peer–reviewed reading list service to all subscribers – Emerald Reading ListAssist, which will help users to make the very most of their subscription. This service will raise awareness of Emerald's cross–disciplinary content, coherently combining new research with more seminal papers, in a format which breaks down a subject by sessions, making it easily applicable to under–graduate or post–graduate courses or modules.

Created for students and lecturers by students and lecturers, Emerald Reading ListAssist aims to improve and support faculty workflow. The service also provides students with a high–quality research tool, helping to build information literacy and research skills. The rigorous academic construction of Reading ListAssist assures a high level of quality for the user; each list is peer–reviewed by subject experts as well as in–house reviewers to make sure it meets the highest quality standards."

(Emerald Group Publishing Limited)

[Note that this is a subscription–only service.]

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Simon Perkins
21 APRIL 2010

Talis Aspire: shared UK-wide Resource List Management System

"Talis Aspire takes into account the rise of e–content, evolving pedagogy techniques, higher student expectations and user–generated content. Talis are fairly sure that they got the stock management aspect right with Talis List, so they took as the starting point of development the needs of students and academics, as well as the library. Essentially the VLE is still seen as the hub that co–ordinates services, and Aspire is designed to work with existing systems. A lot of academics seem to be using Moodle to provide their course reading, but at present it still mostly consists of links within Moodle to word documents or PDFs. Aspire has been designed to fit in with the look of the institution so that it can work with Moodle without the students necessarily knowing that they have even left Moodle. It integrates with e.g. Shibboleth/Athens and student registries, so that it's possible for students to be presented with the relevant lists as soon as they start a course (rather than having to seek out their lists). One of the goals of Aspire is to maximize the value of e–resources, so in–line content plays a big part–library catalogue information is displayed on the page, and you can embed e.g. e–books, articles and videos within the list. This looked particularly useful so the students can get to content quicker and should help them to access more e–resources. YouTube is easy to embed, but I was pleased that they were currently talking to the BUFVC to see if Box of Broadcasts could be directly embedded."

(Paul Johnson, Royal Holloway, University of London, 23 April 2009)

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Simon Perkins
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