What is Leganto?

Leganto is a new Library tool that allows a reading list to be created for your I2 subject site. These reading lists have been designed to help students by placing their readings together in the one handy place, with links to readings making them easy to find and access. A Leganto reading list will not replace the contextual links that you already have in your subject site, but will complement them by providing a convenient access point.

Why would I choose to have a Leganto reading list in my subject?

Leganto reading lists can offer students and academics many more options than they’ve had in the past:

  • Access content from popular, dynamic and front-line resources, including websites, text books, articles, eReserve items, videos, images, and eBook chapters.
  • Quickly place a hold or request a digitisation via Leganto on physical items that are held by the library.
  • Add a private note to a reading e.g. “Perfect for Assessment 3”.
  • ‘like’ resources, suggest new materials, create personal collections, and share comments and recommendations with other students in your course.
  • Easily download articles and eBook chapters that are linked to in your reading list.
  • Allows an increased flexibility between academics in different courses who want to use the same material when designing learning content.
  • Academics can add or change readings throughout the session to enrich and engage students, and changes are instantly available to users.
  • Leganto is suitable for mobile devices, and has a single intuitive user interface.

Are Leganto reading lists compulsory?

  • It is not mandatory to include Leganto reading lists in your subject. The only exception to this is in the case of subjects with copyright clashes which would previously have resulted in the library emailing students’ readings. Leganto removes the need for this intervention, by locking down the reading to individual cohorts.
  • You may have already had a list created for your subject by the Library to manage copyright compliance and mitigate risk, in which case you’ll find your Leganto reading list available as a link in the main left hand menu in your i2 subject site.

Want to know more about Leganto reading lists?

 If you’d like to know more about using Leganto in your subject, contact the Library’s FoAE team. You can create your own Leganto reading list by following the instructions in the Leganto Library Guide, or you can request that the Library create your Leganto reading list for you by completing the online form.