History, English and Geography Reading Lists top the charts!

The Library’s Reading List team work closely with Colleges, with the aim of providing simple access to the resources student need via their ELE modules.
The digitised lists are produced using smart reading list software called Talis Aspire and provide quick web links to:

  • E-books
  • Digitised chapters and articles (where legal)
  • Catalogue references to printed resources

We are just emerging from our pilot phase, and have the aim of digitising all reading lists within ELE so that every students has the opportunity to access their key resources in this way.

Our reading list supplier, Talis Aspire,  has recently implemented statistical monitoring on our Reading List software and we are delighted that these highlight University of Exeter lists as achieving the  highest hit rate worldwide relative to the size of our reading list collection – no mean feat!

Humanities and Life Sciences lists form the top five lists for Exeter, all have been used over a 1000 times since January this year and HIH1410 – Understanding the Medieval & Early Modern Worlds  takes top place with a hugely impressive 3,123 visits since January.

From 1/01/12 – 20/03/12, the top 5 chart is:

HIH1410 – Understanding the Medieval & Early Modern Worlds – History – 3,123 visits
HIH3502 – Popular Rebellion in England 1381-1549 – History – 2,009 visits
EAS2083 – The Shock of the New – English – 1,525 visits
GEO3126 – The Geography of Monsters: Science, Society and Environmental Risk – Geography – 1,524 visits
HIH3595 – Sexuality in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Britain – History – 1,484 visits

If you are a module leader and would like the library to digitise your lists, please get in touch with your subject librarian for more information.

As you will appreciate, there are peaks in demand for this service around the start of each term, so get your list in early to guarantee your list will be ready for the new term.

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