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iFind Reading: Publish

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Publishing Your List

Reading Lists must be published in order for them appear on your modules on Blackboard and for students to be able to search for them in iFind Reading and add them to their Collection

By publishing the List you also send all the items to the Library for processing, in order for citations to be fulfilled by the Library. 
You may also send individual items or sections of your lists to the Library for processing. 

Publish Your List

Reading Lists need to be published in order for them to be visible to your students. 

An unpublished list will have a Draft status. 

To publish a list, select the Reading List Options menu and choose Publish

A popup will appear for you to select the readership of the list:

  • Module students - anyone enrolled on your module. This is the default option
  • All students at the institution - anyone studying at Swansea University. This will help students considering modules for the next academic year to see module content. 
  • Anyone - Public. 

Select your preferred option and click Confirm

This will also send any items not already sent to the Library for processing. 

The List will now have a status of Published

Students will now be able to find the find the list and add it to their Collection, it will also be visible on your Blackboard module. 

(To unpublish a list, select the Reading List Options menu and choose Unpublish.)

Send your List to the Library

In order for your citations to be fulfilled you must send the list to the Library. 

All items in your list have the status Being prepared before you send them.

Select Send list, to send the list in its entirety to the Library. By hovering over the button you can view the last date the list was sent to the Library. 
You may also choose to send individual sections of items to the library by selecting options, then Send to Library

Items will now have a status of Sent
Librarians can change the status of an item to In Process, to show the item is being worked on. They will then change it to Complete once it is available to students. 

Even when all items in the List are set to Complete the list will not be visible to students unless you Publish the List. 

Student Preview Mode

You can view a Reading List as it will be displayed to your students. 

Select the options menu and select View list as a student. 

The Reading List will now display in the student View.
To exit select the cross in the blue 'Student view mode' banner at the base of the screen.