eReserve for staff
eReserve is a reading list tool that sits inside Blackboard or Moodle. It looks like a bibliography, one that students can click on to get access to the readings. Behind the scenes it records what we provide to our students, the ultimate goal of which is the payment of royalties to people who own the rights (as Otago staff sometimes receive when their material is used elsewhere). This is a matter of compliance with NZ law and licences we hold.
Aside from this, eReserve has many benefits: students have one way to get their readings for all their papers, staff can see which readings are accessed by students (and how often), those who find copyright confusing are better supported and the University can see what educational resources are being used.
Introduction to eReserve (5 min. video)
What is eReserve and who has to use it?
Guide to using eReserve (15 min. video)
Spending 15 minutes watching this will save you a lot of time! Or you can always come along to a training session.
How to use eReserve, FAQs and Reporting Issues
Frequently asked questions are covered in the Introduction to eReserve video above but are available in text form as well.
The eReserve Video Walkthrough above covers all you need to know but you can ask for help or come to training session.
Other quick guides
Create groups of readings and organise your reading list
- Add an individual reading, such as a journal article or book chapter.
- Add readings using a citation manager (Endnote, Zotero, Mendeley, etc.)
- How do I export in the correct format for eReserve?
- Add a reading that’s been requested before (by you or anyone else)
- Expired readings: set new dates
Selecting dates for your readings
Change your citation style
Roll over readings from a previous offering of a paper
What do students see in eReserve?
What does the export button do?