Resource List FAQs

Why does my list look different from last year?

For 2017-18, the platform that hosts the resource list service has changed. The new system, powered by Leganto software, offers new functionality to students and staff as well as offering better integration with MOLE courses. However, the Library Learning Resources Section will continue to process and deliver your lists as previously via the usual process.

What is Leganto?

Leganto is the name of the software behind the new Resource Lists service provided by the library.

Do I have to create a list myself?

No, you can continue to submit them to the Library via the usual system. There is the option to create list in the new system but no necessity to do so. The library will be pleased to work with you in updating your list; please email readlist@sheffield.ac.uk

Can I reuse last year’s list?

Yes, you can do this, but you will need to let the library know that your requirements have not changed. The Library does not wish to publish out-of-date material, and the University is obliged to renew copyright permissions on e-offprints (digitized extracts). Please contact our Learning Resources Section with your requirements.

How long will it take for a list to become available?

Lists are processed in the order received by the Library. At busy times of year (eg the beginning of semester) this can take longer. Also if the list requires material not currently held by the library, or new e-offprints, there will be delays in the list becoming fully available.

I have already submitted to readlist@sheffield.ac.uk, why when I click on the MOLE link does it show me an option to create a new list?

The new Resource lists service enables users to create lists for themselves at any time if they so wish, however this is not a requirement. If you have submitted a list but is has not yet appeared it may not have been fully processed by the library, and so the system cannot find an active list. It will be processed in due course and then the link will take students through to the appropriate list

Do I have to create a new link in MOLE?

No. The new MOLE course menu link will take you through to the list once it has been properly processed

I would like to create my own list, how can I do this?

You can create a list yourself by following the simple steps from Ex Libris (Leganto’s supplier). The service also includes walk-through help to guide users - see Help in the User menu.

However, this is optional and you can continue to submit lists via the traditional route at readlist@sheffield.ac.uk.

Will creating my own list make it available sooner?

Yes, it may do, depending on the type of material being added. If the list only contains material already held by the Library the process should be simple and more rapid. However, where there are items which are not in stock, or where copyright permission may be required for e-offprints (digitized extracts), these requests will still need to be processed, new books ordered, etc which may take time to complete. Please contact the Library with your requirements (readlist@sheffield.ac.uk).