Leganto is Plymouth's new reading list management system. It provides an efficient and easy way to compile and publish reading lists. Fully integrated with Primo and Moodle, it provides students with easy access to all course materials through a single interface.
With Leganto, you can assemble materials of all types; physical & e-books, online or digitised book chapters, scholarly articles, videos, images, electronic resources and any other type of material, to create a flexible and interactive reading list.
What is expected of Academics?
Reading lists Best Practice Guidelines
- Naming your list - include the module code in the list name so that is easy to find and recognisable to students
-Structure lists to guide students’ learning - recommend key texts and background reading, use weeks or themes/topics.
- Keep lists current – use the most recent edition of a title. If you use an older edition add a note to explain why. Update and review your lists on a regular basis
- Keep lists relevant – Identify core journals and databases to support students’ wider learning rather than listing everything that is available
- Manage students' expectations - if an item is unobtainable (e.g. out of print), you should consider if it is really necessary to include it. We would recommend that resources students cannot easily or freely obtain should not be included on Reading lists
- Use E-Resources to increase access for as many students as possible -e.g. e-books, e-journal articles, Copyright Cleared Content. Your Information Specialist would be happy to advise
- Use innovative technology or resources to make lists active - e.g. video clips from Box of Broadcasts, YouTube
- Consider the length of the list - With lengthy lists students are not always sure what to priorotise. In addition, maintaining lists with hundreds of items is onerous on the Academic!