Introducing Leganto: a new reading list platform

Pile of books from the Library

In a year in which teaching support has never been more important and equitable access to online reading material is one of the highest priorities, we’re pleased to announce a transition to an enhanced Unit of Study reading list platform, Leganto.

Leganto has a cleaner and more intuitive interface, creating a better user experience for teachers and students.

After running a pilot with a small number of courses in January 2021, we will roll out the new platform to all University schools and faculties for the start of Semester 1, 2021.

A better user experience

A major advantage of the new system is that it is part of the Library Services Platform (LSP). When a coordinator or instructor in a course locates a resource through the Library website, they can ‘drag and drop’ it straight into their reading list. A list can be composed very quickly and easily with this function. Furthermore, the ‘Cite-It’ widget allows the addition of content from anywhere on the web, opening up the use of open-source material.

In addition to electronic resources being more easily accessible, Leganto provides better functionality in creating access to physical items, scanned files and AV materials.

Another advantage is reading list analytics: a highly sought-after feature, according to consistent feedback from academics. Course coordinators will be able to use Leganto to track engagement with course material and update their list accordingly.

Training and support

The Library will support academics’ familiarisation with Leganto through a robust training program that will commence in January and continue into first semester 2021. In addition, we will provide real-time support in the peak lead-up and post-semester periods, to troubleshoot any issues encountered.

For academics who have a current eReserve list, the Library will transition this list to Leganto prior to the first semester start.

We are already consulting with faculties and schools as we approach the start of the pilot in January 2021 and we look forward to working with you.

For more information

If you have any further questions, please contact Adi Piersol, Associate Director Site Services (adi.piersol@sydney.edu.au) or Michael Arndell, Associate Director Academic Services (michael.arndell@sydney.edu.au).

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