The online reading list software used by the Library is called Talis Aspire. It's integrated into Brightspace and should be used by every unit leader to provide a central set of information sources to support the independent learning of the students taking their unit.
Unit leaders can manage the content of their online reading list through Talis Aspire by:
The Library can keep track of reading list items through this system to make sure there is sufficient access to resources to meet demand across all lists.
In response to BU’s decision to adopt a blended model of teaching and learning in Semester 1 2020-21, it's essential that students are able to fully access library resources online. Although the physical libraries will be open, it's likely that many students will be infrequently present on campus and the necessary quarantining of books (max 72 hr) means that access to the library’s print collection will be more challenging.
As agreed with Deputy Deans of Education in each of the Faculties, Library Faculty Teams will be working collaboratively with academic colleagues over the Summer 2020 to develop reading lists that align with the following key principles: