Online Readings Support

Follow these steps to place your subject readings online:

Please submit all eReserve requests using the Request Form as early as practicable, to ensure they are available to students when needed. Requests will be processed in order of receipt. To speed up processing please identify any readings that will be required at the beginning of session.

 

eReserve Form - for online subject resources

Step 1. Are you revising your subject?
Have you considered the student centred learning values of the University and the need for interactive and flexible learning elements?

  • Moving Your Subject Online: an outline of Library Support.
  • Contact your Faculty Liaison Librarian to discover other up to date literature and video resources that are available online. The library also has resources to develop and extend your student's Information Literacy.
  • Consult with your schools Educational Designer for flexible learning support for your subject.
Step 2. Find an online copy of your article or book
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Contact the Faculty Liaison Librarians for further assistance.
Step 3. Linking to Electronic Resources
Create Links to Articles
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Create Links to Resources page for more instructions.
Create Links to eBooks
Before using eBooks in Required Reading Lists contact the Faculty Liaison Librarians for advice on Terms and Conditions of use.

Some prescribed texts may also be available as eBooks, but access limits may not suit their use by students as a prescribed text. The Library does not purchase eBooks for this purpose and cannot guarantee the level of access required for a prescribed text.

Students are expected to purchase their own copy of a prescribed text: see the Collection Development Policy.

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Create Links to Resources page for more instructions.
Linking to Freely Available Websites
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Step 4. What about Copyright?

Further Information

Step 5. Do you need to put your Book of Readings online?
If your subject no longer sends out printed books of required readings, you can submit the contents page, or list of readings to eReserve with the Request Form.

The Library will:

  • search for the readings online and, if held, supply links to online journal articles or eBooks
  • liaise with the Division of Student Learning (DSL) to add scanned readings to eReserve if not available online

Please contact the library about updating the reading lists to ensure their currency.

Step 6. Scanned copies of documents (eReserve) not already available online.
What is eReserve?
eReserve is:
  • a collection of scanned electronic copies requested by subject coordinators to support subjects
  • Copyright compliant online access to readings such as articles, portions or chapters of books that are published only in print.
  • accessible via Primo Search and current CSU login and password.
  • not for articles or book chapters that are available electronically


Please Note

eReserve:

  • material is removed at the end of each year according to copyright requirements
  • to have readings reinstated from a previous session use the eReserve Request Form
  • allow at least 15 working days for completion of requests in periods of high demand.
What do I do about scanning?
The library will source all material in the eReserve requests. There is no need for academic staff to provide books for scanning.
Step 7. Material, eg. Books, DVDs, kits available for short-use (Reserve) in the Library.

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