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Reading Lists: Guide for Academic Staff

Publish List

Publishing your list:

  • Makes it accessible to students in Blackboard

  • Notifies the library that the list is ready for processing (see below for estimated processing times)

Resource Type
Process Time
Electronic resources in the library collection Immediate
Print items moved to Course Reserves 1-7 business days
Print or eBooks to be purchased. 1 to 6 weeks
Electronic articles to be sourced from another institution. 1 to 4 weeks.
Website external to the Library. 1 to 5 business days
Scanned chapters and articles  1 to 7 business days

* Processing times may increase in high demand periods.  

  1. When all resources have been added to the reading list click Publish
  2. Select Course Students
  3. Click Confirm
NOTE: You can still add items to your list after it has been published. 


NOTE: You can preview the student version of your Reading List by clicking the ellipses menu at the top of your list and selecting View list as a student
Your resources will have different descriptions/statuses depending on the level of library mediation and the process stage.


Complete The item requires no further processing and will be immediately available to students when you publish your list.
Being Processed The item requires some library mediation before it can be visible to your students (e.g. purchasing, copyright compliance checking).
In Process The library has started working on the item and it is not yet complete.
Purchase Requested The library has initiated a purchase of the item.
Declined The item was not able to be processed (e.g. isn't available for purchase). Items with this status will also have an accompanying note from the Library, or an email.
Res Share Requested The library has requested a copy of the item from another institution (Resource Sharing) and it is in process.
Digital Upload Requested The library is in the process of checking for Copyright compliance on your file (e.g. a scanned chapter) and uploading it to the digital repository. 
Copyright Declaration Required A digital copy of the citation has been added, and the Copyright Declaration needs to be completed by the instructor. 
Issue Reported There is a temporary problem with the resource that has been reported either by the Library or the instructor, and it is being investigated. 
Response Required - Contact Library The Library has been in contact to gather more information or ask a question about your resource, and is waiting for a response before processing.