The Library can help you utilise eReadings, high demand, open education resources, library impact statements and program evaluation reviews and etextbooks to enrich your course.
Contact the Digital Readings Service (DRS) to organise eReadings for students:
eReadings are online resources that make up a reading list for a specific course.
Readings can include extracts from books, journal articles, websites, streaming videos, and many other media. They can be natively digital or copied from a print resource.
eReadings provided by DRS can be easily accessed by students via course pages on LearnOnline. The Course Essentials box contains an eReadings link to a list of all readings registered with DRS for that course. If your course uses an ebook as a textbook, it can also be added to this list. Alternatively, ereadings can be accessed by searching the Library Catalogue for the course code in quotation marks (e.g. “BUSS 1057”) or by using the advanced search Course Reading function.
To create or modify a reading list for your course, please contact DRS via the links above.
Our service includes:
The Library can only maintain links to online resources provided through DRS. We have no ability to maintain links embedded elsewhere on course pages, and cannot guarantee that these links will work consistently.
All online course materials containing copyright protected works must be registered with the Digital Readings Service to ensure that the University does not breach copyright legislation. Please contact the University Copyright Officer for more information.
Access to digitised material is only available to University of South Australia staff and students.
To provide equity of access, course materials are provided electronically wherever possible.
Where textbooks and other required readings are not available electronically, they can be placed in the High Demand collection.
Resources in the High Demand collection are available for either 4 hour or 4 day loans.
Please ensure that all materials for your students have been placed in the High Demand Collection at least 2 months before they are required.
Titles are returned to the Main Collection at the end of each study period.
Items previously held in the High Demand Collection with recorded low use will not be returned to High Demand. These items will be available in the Main Collection.
Please send your list of items using the Books and AV items for High Demand Collection form.
Due to a decline in demand and reducing print resources the High Demand service will no longer be offered by the Library after 2017. We will continue to purchase print where no digital resource is available. However, we will not be providing 4 hour and 4 days loans.
Open Education(al) Resources (OERs) can be used freely by both educators and students, without any need to pay royalties or licence fees.
Learn more about open education resources and how they can support your teaching using our guide.
Program Evaluation Review
The Academic Library Services teams can help you prepare for Program Evaluation Reviews or external accreditations by providing detailed information about the training, collection strengths, resources and other services the Library delivers for specific programs.
Library Impact Statement
Contact your Academic Library team to request either of these services.
Find out more about Etextbooks and how they can enhance your course using our guide.