Your reading lists made easy!

Leganto Reading Lists is an interactive, student facing reading list system that allows academics and administrators to build lists for students and manage, edit and update them in one place.

Leganto enables Library Services to quickly and easily check lists to ensure items are available for students.

Students can access reading lists via VLEs such as Blackboard or the Business School Hub, view all the readings for their courses in one place, create their own collections of useful material and comment and collaborate with other students.

If you need help with Leganto please ASK the Library including the name of your course.

Leganto Reading Lists for staff

This guide will help you get started with Leganto. For more detailed information please download the Leganto handbook for staff (pdf) or the Leganto handbook for Business School administrators (pdf).

Reading Lists Guide

How to access and view your lists

Go direct to the Leganto Reading Lists page http://www.imperial.ac.uk/reading-lists

Use your College username and password to log in. The first time you access Leganto Reading Lists you may see a help wizard on the welcome screen.

When you log on to Leganto, you will see a list of modules you’re the convenor for. Once you click through to the list, please check if everything is accurate for the new term.

If you don’t see your reading list/s when you open Leganto please contact library@imperial.ac.uk with the details of the module and the reading list and we will create a new list for you which you can then amend in future years.

Leganto terminology

When you add a reading level designation tag to items in Leganto you should use the following terminology. You don’t need to worry about the number of copies or what format they will be in as our reading list team will do that for you

Core reading – essential to the course, all students will need to use this text

Supplementary reading – supplementary texts, students are encouraged to use these texts

Background reading – additional texts which are suggested for background subject area reading

Books are purchased in accordance with the Library's Collections policy. Library Services will buy multiple copies of an item designated as Core reading. Usually only one copy will be purchased of items designated as supplementary reading. We do not buy copies of items designated as background reading.

Where possible, Library Services will seek to provide electronic access to specified book chapters in a reading list.

Publishing and updating your list

If your list is up to date all you need to do is to click on the three dots (…)  underneath the list title to open the menu and select Publish. This will send the list to Library Services and we will begin checking that we have what your students need and make the list available for viewing in your VLE.

Unpublished lists will have a status of Draft and can only be viewed you.

If you make any changes to your list once it has been Published remember to click Send List to Library button.

Adding items to your list

There are various ways to add items to your list. For details of all the options available please see the Leganto handbook for staff (pdf) or the Leganto handbook for Business School administrators (pdf).

From Leganto:

  • Click the + button on the right to open the Search panel
  • Use the search options to find relevant items from the Library’s collection of books and articles. Using the Advanced Search option allows you search for title, author or ISBN.
  • Select the item you want to add from the results list and either choose a Section from the drop down menu if desired, and click Add, or drag and drop the item into your list
  • Continue to add items as required or click the X at the top of the Search box to close it
  • The selected item/s will now appear in your reading list

From Library Search:

  • Log into Library Search
  • Search for the item you want to add
  • Click on the item title to open the Details page
  • In the Send to section click on Leganto
  • Make sure the List option is selected and choose your list from the drop down options
  • Select a section to add the item to if desired and click Add to Reading List
  • Open your list in Leganto to view the added item

 

Usually only one copy will be purchased of items designated as supplementary reading. The library does not buy copies of items designated as background reading.

 

Please note that the Library cannot process your list unless each item has a reading level designation.

Adding a reading level designation

Change the designation of the item to Core, Supplementary or Background Reading by clicking Select reading level. The library will buy multiple copies of an item designated as Core reading and may also buy an e-book if one is available.

Usually only one copy will be purchased of items designated as supplementary reading. The library does not buy copies of items designated as background reading.

Please note that Library Services cannot process your list unless each item has a reading level designation.

How to get material digitised for your students

Electronic access to book chapters

Where possible, Library Services will seek to provide electronic access to book chapters in a reading list where:

  1. A book chapter or page range is specified in a book citation’s public note in a reading list
  2. Details of a book chapter or page range are added to a reading list using the Book Chapter item type as described below

To enter details of a book chapter to your list:

  • Click the + button to open the navigation panel and select the Create tab
  • From the Type drop-down menu select Book Chapter
  • In the Chapter Title field enter the chapter number in brackets, followed by the name of the chapter. Enter the name of the chapter author in the Chapter Author field. Enter the book title, book author, edition and chapter number in the appropriate fields. Finally, enter the start and end page of the chapter.
  • Use the Add to List, or Add to Bag options to insert the book chapter details into the appropriate section of your reading list

Library Services may purchase an e-book, if appropriate, in order to provide electronic access.

Alternatively, we will use the College’s Copyright Licensing Agency Higher Education Licence to make digital chapters from books held in the Library and the British Library.

Not all readings can be supplied electronically because of licence restrictions and other factors.

Should there be a problem, you will be contacted by a member of library staff.

See Frequently asked questions for more information.

Adding reading list links to a VLE

When your reading list is ready to be made available to students it will need to be added to the course area in the VLE.

This is very easy to do, it is important to make sure that your Reading List has been associated with the right course.

Please note that if your module shares a Blackboard area with other modules you will need to use a permalink to make it available.

Making reading lists available in Blackboard Learn

  • In Leganto make sure that your list has a status of Published
  • Log into Blackboard and navigate to the required module
  • Ensure that Edit mode is turned on
  • Navigate to the area in the module where you wish to make the reading list available
  • Select Tools from the edit menu
  • Select Reading List is an option near the end of the list
  • In the Tool Information page enter the name of the list. Note this will be the name displayed in Blackboard.
  • Enter further information in the Description field if desired
  • All other fields have been automatically configured- please do not change these 
  • Click Submit

Creating reading list permalinks

Permalinks are direct hyperlinks to your reading list, list section, or individual items that can be added to areas such as course guides or VLE pages.

To create a permalink:

  • Open the reading list you wish to create a link for
  • Click the three dots (…) under the list title and select Permalink to List from the menu
  • Click Copy to Clipboard
  • Paste the Permalink into your course guide, VLE page or iBook

To create a permalink from a section or item click the three dots (…) next to the section name or item and follow the instructions above.

I need help

If you need help with Leganto Reading Lists please ASK the Library.

Including the name of the course in your message will make it quicker for us to locate your list and fix the problem.

Leganto Reading Lists for students

Student guide to Reading Lists

What Leganto does

Leganto Reading Lists link you through to your reading list items whether they are books in the Library, e-books, journal articles or websites.

You can also use My Collection to build up a library of items.

How to access Leganto Reading Lists

If your tutor is using this system, you can access your reading lists through the VLE. Leganto is integrated with BlackBoard and the Business School Hub.

Leganto is not yet being used by all departments.

How to build My Collection

Your collection can be a starting point to gather together material you may wish to read.

Adding items to My Collection using Library Search

  • Select My Collection from the options in the left hand navigation panel
  • Click on the + button on the right hand side
  • Use the search options to find relevant items from the Library collection of books and articles. Using the Advanced Search option allows you search for title, author or ISBN.
  • Select the item required and click on the Add button

Adding items to My Collection manually

  • Select My Collection from the options in the left hand navigation panel
  • Click on the + button on the right hand side
  • Click on the Create tab
  • Select the appropriate Type for your item from the pull-down menu
  • Fill in all relevant fields, using the More item details option as required
  • Note that any URL should be added to the Source field
  • Click on Save
  • Drag and drop or click in the upload box to add files to your item
 

Adding tags to items in My Collection

Organise and filter your collection by adding your own, made up, tags to the items.

  • Choose an item and click on Add Tags to Item
  • Type in your tag(s)
  • Click on the Save button
  • Go to the Filter list option on the top left hand side of the screen (denoted by a funnel)
  • Click onthe tag you wish to filter your collection by

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Leganto requires your browser settings to accept third-party cookies. If the browser is not set up to accept these cookies, then a white screen with an 'Illegal institution' message appears.

This setting is in different places in different web browsers but will generally appear under Options / Settings > Privacy. Set Accept third-party cookies to Always.

I need help

If you need help with Leganto Reading Lists please ASK the Library.

Including the name of the course in your message will make it quicker for us to locate your list and fix the problem.

Leganto tutorials

Leganto Reading Lists: publishing a list

Advice and guidance for Imperial College London staff on publishing your reading lists using Leganto.

Leganto Reading Lists: publishing a List

Leganto Reading Lists: publishing a list

How to publish your reading lists using Leganto

Advice and guidance for Imperial College London staff on publishing your reading lists using Leganto.

Leganto Reading Lists: How to add items to your list

Leganto Reading Lists: How to add items to your list

Leganto Reading Lists: How to add items to your list

Advice and guidance for Imperial College London staff on adding items to your Leganto reading list.