Platform and/or Services
Online Reading List as a Teaching & Learning Tool: The Experience of the Divinity School of CUHK
Dr. Leo K.H. LI, Divinity School of Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Mr. Leo F.H. MA, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Abstract / Video
In the past couple of years, CUHK Library has been in search of a course resource tool for creating, fulfilling, and viewing course reading lists for faculty, librarians, and students. Among the commercial products available in the market, Leganto developed by Ex Libris is one of the most popular course reading list platforms adopted by academic and research libraries not only in Hong Kong but also around the world. Aiming at fully revealing the potential of Leganto as a course resource tool, CUHK Library kicked off a pilot study of Legnato in the second semester of the academic year 2018-19. The goals of the pilot were to create opportunities for faculty members and librarians to experiment with Leganto and to investigate its challenges to support teaching and learning activities. The Divinity School of CUHK was invited to participate in the pilot and has successfully tested out the Leganto platform. CUHK Library subsequently launched the Leganto service as a reading list platform to the university community in September 2019. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the experience of implementing the online reading list by the Divinity School. The presenters will discuss the design and workflow of embedding the online reading list service into the teaching activities, some issues encountered around linking to electronic resources and embedding the reading list platform into Blackboard.