Register myReadings

Deadline for submission is the end of Week 4 of the preceding Term. We cannot guarantee that reading lists received after these deadlines will be completed in time for the start of teaching. 
Email your list to myreadings@scu.edu.au

myReadings provides access to unit reading lists from within Blackboard. All readings for a Unit are listed in the one place and lists can be embedded in MySCU to provide seamless access.  All copyright materials, such as book chapters and articles from journals not held in SCU databases, must be registered via myReadings.

Recent amendments to the Assessment, Teaching and Learning Procedure specify how learning resources best contribute to the Southern Cross Model for student engagement in a unit. This includes the provision that learning resources will not exceed 20 items per unit within a myReadings list and only consist of prescribed learning resources.

For more information, please contact the myReadings team.

Upcoming myReadings deadlines

Deadlines for Terms (week 4 of the previous term)

  • Summer Term - 25 November 2022
  • Term 1 - 3 February 2023
  • Term 2 - 31 March 2023
  • Term 3 - 26 May 2023
  • Term 4 - 28 July 2023
  • Term 5 - 22 September 2023

 

Submitting your readings

  • Submit all tables of content or bibliographies for new lists to myreadings@scu.edu.au 
  • The Library will create the reading lists in myReadings and notify you when the list is complete.
  • Increased flexibility in myReadings enables you to add documents, photographs, links to websites, YouTube videos, as well as the Library's ebooks and ejournals.
  • You may like to take control of creating your own lists.  Contact the myReadings team to find out more.
  • If you wish to have a list rolled over from a previous session, contact the myReadings team, NOTE: this will be rolled over from the last time this unit had a published myReadings list. If any changes are needed, please give a detailed explanation of the changes.

Contact myReadings

Please contact the myReadings team directly by email if you have any questions regarding materials on myReadings.

To help us answer your query quickly, please provide us with:

  • Unit Code
  • Unit Name
  • Reading number
  • Author
  • Details of the problem
  • Time Period

All readings are managed by the Library and available via myReadings.  Please submit your table of contents or bibliography to myReadings.  The Library will:

  • check the copyright status of all items
  • create a new list in myReadings
  • ask for a digitised file for any items not held in the Library if required.

Reading lists must be received by the Library by the end of Week 9 of the preceding Session or the end of Week 4 of the preceding SCU Online Study Period.  We cannot guarantee that reading lists received after these deadlines will be completed in time for the start of teaching. 

Before teaching staff can start using myReadings, there are a few simple steps to follow:

  • Contact the myReadings team to arrange training.
  • After training, the myReadings team can give you access to the list.
  • Accept the email invitation to register as a list publisher.
  • If you haven't already done so, set up your profile and login.
  • Install the 'bookmarklet' tool to your browser. (See tutorials on Bookmarking and 'My Bookmarks')
  • Start collecting bookmarks for books, journal articles, websites, etc - whatever you wish to provide in a list for your students.

myReadings:

  • Links directly to key readings, allowing students to spend more time reading items on their lists, rather than searching for them.
  • Easily identifies 'prescribed' readings.  Lecturers' notes provide valuable background and context.
  • Gives students the ability to add their own notes to myReadings items, enhancing engagement.

myReadings lists can be customised to suit your needs.

  • Create myReadings lists using bookmarks: list creation is dynamic and a variety of resources can be added to a list, including books, ebooks, book chapters, journal articles and webpages.
  • Save time and effort: items saved as bookmarks can be used in multiple lists and lists are simple to update.
  • Import reading lists via an RIS file: import your readings from EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero or other reference management tools.
  • Structure lists in whatever way best suits the unit content: lists can be organised by week, topic, module or resource type.
  • Gather valuable data: if you are given publisher or owner access, you can see the analytics dashboard for each of your reading lists.  The dashboard shows the number of visits to a list and how many times links to resources have been clicked.  Monitor which items on the list are under-used and which are used most often.

Copyright legislation restricts the amount that SCU Library can make available online to 10% or one chapter of a text.  MyReadings keeps track of copyrighted material and raises alerts when the University is at risk of breaching copyright.  For more information on copyright, see SCU's Copyright site.