Published: 17 October 2013

Library ‘Resources for Courses’

Resources for Courses

You told us:

In recent surveys you told us that you needed easier access to more library resources.

What we did:

The library has launched ‘Resources for Courses’ – a new initiative to help students access more of the resources they need, when they need them.

Library staff have worked closely with the Liverpool Guild of Students to develop two new resources for students: A ‘More Books’ campaign and ‘demand driven acquisition’.

More Books

The ‘More Books’ campaign allows students to inform the library which books, DVD’s, CDs and music scores the library needs to buy to help them study. You can request new or additional copies of resources via a new resource suggestion page.

Demand driven acquisition

The library is also offering more than 45,000 additional ebooks, across all disciplines for students and staff to browse. The ‘demand driven acquisition’ initiative means that all the ebooks are accessible from Discover and the Library Catalogue and access to them is instant.

Student feedback is guiding how we improve our services year on year. These improvements are aimed at addressing student concern around accessing the right books at the right time. They are the first to be announced under the ‘Resources for Courses’ badge, and we will continue to update and improve these services during this academic year and into next –Andrew Barker, Head of Academic Liaison, Special Collections and Archives

The launch follows the recent announcement about Reading Lists @ Liverpool – a system which provides quick, easy access to the resources being recommended in reading lists. Students can link straight through from their module in VITAL to the resources they need, and lecturers can recommend different types of material, including websites and videos, in addition to books. For further information please go to the Reading Lists @ Liverpool web page.

If you would like any further information about any of the ‘Resources for Courses’ initiatives, please contact your liaison librarian.

Have your say:

Have you accessed ebooks in the library, or requested new or additional copies of resources? What has your experience been of the improvements?

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