If an item isn't available to bookmark on the web (e.g. obscure, out of print publications or websites that just don't allow it) then it's possible to create an item manually. Wherever possible use the bookmarking tool, which not only fills in item metadata automatically, it also increases the chances of students being able to locate the item and enables other system functionality including library holdings and acquisitions functionality.
To add items manually, follow these steps:
- Click on the 'My Bookmarks' tab, click on 'Add' and then 'Add manually'
- Read the guidance on the right hand side of the page.
- Ensure the correct 'Resource Type' is selected in the 'Resource Type' metadata field. A video from LinkedIn Learning for example would be classified under 'Audio-visual document'.
- If adding an article or book chapter, ensure the 'Part of (book, journal, etc.)' field is added. This will add a tab where details of the host publication can be added.
- Create and complete as many metadata fields as possible to help library staff and students identify the publication. A video from LinkedIn Learning, for example, would need a 'Title' and 'Web address'.
- For online resources, click the box at the bottom next to 'Online Resource:'. This will ensure the 'View Online' link is added to the reading list.
- Once satisfied that all the information needed has been recorded, click on 'Create'.
The item will be available to add to your reading list in the usual way (see steps 5 and 6 in the 'Using the bookmarking tool' section above).