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Resource Lists

Guidance & Best Practice for using resource lists

Adding the Chrome Bookmark Extension

Adding the Talis Bookmark Extension to Chrome

Bookmarking resources for your lists is easy. The best way to do this is by using the Chrome Browser Extension for Talis.

If you don't have Chrome installed on the computer you are using, you can download the browser.

 
Installing the Talis Extension
  • Visit the Chrome Web Store while using the Chrome Web Browser
  • Search for Talis using the store's search box
  • Select Talis Aspire Reading Lists Bookmarking

Teal Talis logo next to title Talis Aspire Reading Lists Bookmarking

  • Click the blue Add to Chrome button.
  • A teal Talis square will now appear in the extensions section of your Chrome browser window
  • If you can't see the square, click on the puzzle piece icon in the area next to the three verticals dots in the upper right corner.
  • Click the thumbtack icon so it turns blue.

Extensions toolbar menu in Chrome browser with pin and unpin extension feature

Bookmarking eBooks and Books

Bookmarking eBooks and Books

  • Go to the Library Homepage and search for a book title.
  • Click on the title to open the record.
  • Click on Talis Bookmark Extension (instructions on how to install the Extension can be found under Adding the Chrome Bookmark Extension section of this Guide.
  • If the item is an eBook there should be an Access Online button underneath the title.

Screenshot of UR Library Search record for the Study Skills Handbook eBook

Add this item to your bookmarks section
  • Ensure the item's Resource Type has been pulled through as a Book. 
    • Sometimes an item pulls through as a Webpage. Only items assigned as Book are picked up in the reports used by the Collections Team for ordering.
  • Check the Online Resource button (lower down the page) is ticked for any eBook. This is what makes the View Online option appear on your Resource List.
Adding the items onto your Resource List
  • Create will add it to your personal bookmarks on Talis Aspire.
  • Create & Add to List **recommended route** will add it directly onto Resource Lists assigned to you.
  • Cancel will take you back to UR Library Search page without saving your bookmark.
Create & Add to List - pop up box
  • Add to List dropdown allows you to select the Resource List on which you would like to place the bookmark. 
  • Can't see your Resource List? Select Cancel and use Create option instead. This may indicate you do not have editing rights to the list. Follow our How to get editing rights guidance to find out how to check and request editing rights for your lists.
  • The List dropdown enables you to select the Week/Session Section where you would like to add the item.
  • Note for Student: Is there a particular chapter you would like your students to read? A note explaining why this resource would be useful for them to look at? Use this space to add that in.
  • Note for Library: This function is no longer used and digitisation requests made through this route will not be processed. To request a Digitisation, please click on the three vertical dots to the right of the item and select Request a Digitisation. See Request a Digitisation Guidance.

Click OK to save your bookmark. Your item will be added directly onto your resource list and you can carry on adding new items.

Talis Aspire bookmarking screen for books

How an eBook displays on your Resource List

An eBook should display with the View Online button displayed on the right hand side of a record. Print books won't have this displayed.

eBook display on resource list with View Online displayed

Bookmarking Journal Articles

Bookmarking Journal Articles - Updated Process

When bookmarking journal articles for your lists, there a few best practice tips to ensure your students have the best experience.

  • Try to bookmark from UR Library Search for journal articles, instead of bookmarking from the journal publisher's website. 
    • This ensures that students will be prompted to log in only once, and eliminates students needing to choose which type of authentication system (e.g. OpenAthens vs Shibboleth) to use.
    • There will be some exceptions where you may need to bookmark directly from the platform. Only do this if it is absolutely necessary. Please contact libraryengagement@roehampton.ac.uk for further guidance if you are unsure.  
      • Current Known Exceptions: Nexis

 

  • Before clicking Create or Create and Add to List check to see if the Online Resource box is ticked.
    • This ensures that the bookmark will display the 'View Online' button and redirect students to the article.

Online resource option selected in a bookmark being created

Bookmarking Websites

Bookmarking websites

  • Open the website and click the Talis Bookmark Extension (instructions on how to install the Extension can be found under

    Adding the Chrome Bookmark Extension section of this Guide)

Example website with Chrome Extension highlighted on top right hand side of screen

Bookmarking page on Talis Aspire
  • Ensure the item information has been pulled through as a Webpage or Website Resource Type.
  • The web address entry should read Web Address (Online Resource). 

Adding the items onto your Resource List

  • Create will add it to your personal bookmarks on Talis Aspire.
  • Create & Add to List **recommended route** will add it directly onto Resource Lists assigned to you.
  • Cancel will take you back to page you were on without saving your bookmark.
Create & Add to List - pop up box
  • Add to List dropdown allows you to select the Resource List you would like to add it to. 
  • Can't see your Resource List? Select Cancel and use Create option instead. This may indicate you do not have editing rights to the list. Follow our How to get editing rights guidance to find out how to check and request editing rights.
  • The List dropdown enables you to select the Week/Session Section where you would like to place the item.
  • Note for Student: Is there a particular section you would like your students to watch? A note explaining why this resource would be useful for them to look at? Use this space to add that in.

Click OK to save your bookmark. Your item will be added directly onto your resource list and you can carry on adding new items.

Bookmarking from Kanopy/RoB

Bookmarking from Kanopy/RoB

  • Open Kanopy/Rob and go to the item you would like to bookmark.
  • Click the Talis Bookmark Extension (instructions on how to install the Extension can be found under

    Adding the Chrome Bookmark Extension section of this Guide).

Kanopy example: Visiones: Latino Art & Culture - Episode 5

Bookmarking page on Talis Aspire
  • Ensure the Resource Type has been pulled through as Audio-Visual document.
  • Check the Online Resource button (lower down the page) has been ticked. This is what makes the View Online option appear on your Resource List.
Adding the items onto your Resource List
  • Create will add it to your personal bookmarks on Talis Aspire.
  • Create & Add to List **recommended route** will add it directly onto Resource Lists assigned to you.
  • Cancel will take you back to Kanopy/RoB without saving your bookmark.
Create & Add to List - pop up box
  • Add to List dropdown allows you to select the Resource List you would like to add it to. 
  • Can't see your Resource List? Select Cancel and use Create option instead. This may indicate you do not have editing rights to the list. Follow our How to get editing rights guidance to find out how to check and request editing rights.
  • The List dropdown enables you to select the Week/Session Section where you would like to place the item.
  • Note for Student: Is there a particular section you would like your students to watch? A note explaining why this resource would be useful for them to look at? Use this space to add that in (see example student note below).

Click OK to save your bookmark. Your item will be added directly onto your resource list and you can carry on adding new items.

How a Kanopy/RoB item displays on your Resource List
  • Camera icon shown instead of book cover or book icon.
  • View Online option allows direct access to Kanopy/RoB.

Example of a Kanopy item on the resource list

Reusing Existing Items

Reusing Your Own Existing Bookmarks

Using the Quick “Add Resource” option:

You can quickly add an item from your saved bookmarks by selecting the 'Add Resource' button that appears when you hover between items in the list:

Blue add resource line between two bookmarks on a resource list

Your most recent bookmarks then display in a pop-up screen (Show More or Search to find older bookmarks). Just select the item you want to add to the list, remembering to set Importance level. It is a good idea to re-use your bookmarks this way, rather than creating new ones for the same item, as the link will be more stable.


Caution: The Add Resource button is only recommended for adding items you have already bookmarked. When first adding new items, you should always sign in to UR Library Search and bookmark direct from there. This avoids the risk of directing students to items we do not hold, as the Add Resource search option is not restricted to the UR Library catalogue.

 

 

Reusing Bookmarks From Other Lists

You may want to add an existing bookmark from a list you didn't create to your own 'My Bookmarks' section. The option below will let you reuse bookmarks created by colleagues or librarians. 

To do this:
  • Click the vertical three-dot icon on the right side of the bookmark you'd like to copy.
  • Select Add to My Bookmarks
    • NB: This will not copy across student or library note fields, as these are unique to individual bookmarks.

Edit item menu selected on a bookmark showing Add to my bookmarks option

Bookmarking items not held at Roehampton

Bookmarking items not held at University of Roehampton Library

It is possible to search and bookmark items not held in the Library that will then get picked up by our Collections Team for ordering. UR Library Search can expand to search Libraries Worldwide. The easiest way to do this is:

  • Go to Library Homepage and search for a book title using speech marks around the title to ensure it brings up precise title results
  • If we don't have the item, you will then see a yellow box with a message asking "Do you want to expand your search to libraries worldwide?"

UR Library Search Yellow Text Alert "Do you want to expand your search to libraries

 

  • Click on the message to search other libraries and, if available, it will bring up the item record you can bookmark as normal with the message At other libraries worldwide.
  • Click on the title to open the record.
  • Click on Talis Bookmark Extension (instructions on how to install the Extension can be found under Adding the Chrome Bookmark Extension section of this Guide.
  • Please note: If the item shows as an eBook, this is not a guarantee we will be able to get it as an eBook due to licence restrictions and region selling rights. 
  • Can't find the item? Trying searching using the ISBN number of the item using the following prefix - bn:9781786994257

Add this item to your bookmarks section
  • Ensure the Resource Type has been pulled through as Book 
    • Sometimes an item pulls through as a Webpage. Only items assigned as Book are picked up in the reports used by our Collections Team for ordering. 
  • Check the Online Resource button (lower down the page) has been ticked for any eBook. This is what makes the View Online option appear on your Resource List.
Adding the items onto your Resource List
  • Create will add it to your personal bookmarks on Talis Aspire.
  • Create & Add to List **recommended route** will add it directly onto Resource Lists assigned to you.
  • Cancel will take you back to UR Library Search page without saving your bookmark.
Create & Add to List - pop up box
  • Add to List dropdown allows you to select the Resource List to which you would like to add the bookmark. 
  • Can't see your Resource List? Select Cancel and use Create option instead. This may indicate you do not have editing rights to the list. Follow our How to get editing rights guidance to find out how to check and request editing rights.
  • The List dropdown enables you to select the Week/Session Section where you would like to place the item.
  • Note for Student: Is there a particular chapter you would like your students to read? A note explaining why this resource would be useful for them to look at? Use this space to add that in.
  • Note for Library: This function is no longer used and digitisation requests made through this route will not be processed. To request a Digitisation, please click on the three vertical dots to the right of the item and select Request a Digitisation. See Request a Digitisation Guidance.

Click OK to save your bookmark. Your item will be added directly onto your resource list and you can carry on adding new items.

Can I bookmark items from other websites? 

We strongly recommend that you make use of the UR Library Search Libraries Worldwide filter for eBooks, books and journal articles. This allows us to capture more accurate item details for your resource lists than other webpages.

Bookmarking from other websites like publisher webpages also often results in an item being bookmarked as a webpage and therefore not being picked up our ordering processes.

If you are unable to find the item on UR Library Search and use another website to bookmark the item for your resource list, please pay close attention to the information that is pulled through and make any necessary amendments before saving. Also ensure the resource type is marked as "Book" as our ordering report only picks up items set as a "Book" resource type.