Talis Aspire: Course reading lists

Information to help academic staff create course reading material lists and manage copyright compliance.

Adding resources

Using the Bookmark button to add resources

To add material to your reading list, find a record for it online and then click the bookmark button.

Helpful tips

  • Bookmark library resources by finding and viewing the record in Te Waharoa. You are encouraged to use online resources in place of physical material from the library collection. 
  • Bookmark when viewing an individual resource rather than a results list or PDF
  • Article bookmarking works best by viewing the webpage with its full citation details
  • What do I put in Talis

How to bookmark electronic resources

  1. Search and find the journal article in Te Waharoa.
  2. Click through to the database hosting the article.
  3. Click the bookmark button.
  4. Check that the Online Resource box is ticked in the bookmark record.
  5. Accept the default option offered from the pop-up box, eg, DOI.
  6. Click on Create & Add to List.
  7. Complete the Create & Add to List options and set the level of Importance.

Shows in detail the recommended way of adding an article, starting from  Te Waharoa (3:12)

  1. Search and find the eBook in Te Waharoa.
  2. Click through to the database hosting the eBook.
  3. Click the bookmark button.

Shows in detail the recommended way of adding an eBook from Te Waharoa (3:02)

  1. Search and find the eBook chapter in Te Waharoa.
  2. Click through to the database hosting the eBook.
  3. Click through to the chapter required.
  4. Click the bookmark button.
  5. Add Field Has Part (chapter, article etc).
  6. Enter chapter information. This includes chapter number and chapter title.
  7. Click Create & Add to List. Specify where in the reading list the bookmark should be added.
  8. Enter the chapter details in the Note for Student field and set the level of Importance.

Shows how to add a chapter from an eBook (5:42)

  1. Find the relevant video on YouTube.
  2. Go to Share option and copy the URL for the video.
  3. Go to viewpure.com and paste in the URL (this gives you a clean page to view the video).
  4. Click the Add to My Bookmarks bookmarklet on your browser toolbar.
  5. Check and edit the title if required as YouTube videos may bookmark with insufficient title information and ensure type is Audio-visual document.
  6. Check that the Online Resource box is ticked in the bookmark record.
  7. Click on Create & Add to List.
  8. Complete the Create & Add to List options and set the level of Importance.
  1. Go to the relevant webpage.
  2. Click the Add to My Bookmarks bookmarklet on your browser toolbar.
  3. Check and edit the title details.  
  4. Check that the Online Resource box is ticked in the bookmark record.
  5. Click on Create & Add to List.
  6. Complete the Create & Add to List options and set the level of Importance.
  • Find a link to the resource on the internet, bookmark it in your list and request digitisation.
  • Contact your Subject Librarian and they can look into purchasing the material.
  • Make sure in the notes to Library you note that you have a physical copy of the item for them to use.

How to bookmark print resources and request digitisation

Request digitisation for a print book chapter

  1. Search and find the book in Te Waharoa.
  2. Click on the title of the book to view the individual record.
  3. Click your bookmark button.
  4. Go to Add Field: and select Has part (chapter, article etc) from the menu. Click Add.
  5. This will open a new Tab. Enter chapter information. This includes chapter number and chapter title.
  6. Click Create & Add to List. Specify where in the reading list the bookmark should be added.
  7. Find the item on your reading list.
  8. Set the Level of Importance (Required, Recommended, Supplementary)
  9. Click the Edit Item menu (three dots)
  10. Click Request Digitisation.
  11. Fill in the form. Please make sure you include the chapter number, title of the chapter and page range.

Shows how to get a book chapter scanned and added to your list (3:05)

Request digitisation for a part of a larger work, such as a poem

  1. Search and find the book containing the poem in Te Waharoa.
  2. Click on the title of the book to view the individual record.
  3. Click on the Details tab to bring up the best metadata for the item.
  4. Click your bookmark button.
  5. Add Field: Has Part (chapter, article etc).
  6. Enter poem information: Title, author and pages.
  7. Click Create & Add to List. Specify where in the reading list the bookmark should be added.
  8. Set the level of Importance.
  9. Then find the item on your reading list.
  10. Click the item's Edit menu (3 dots) and choose Request Digitisation.
  11. Fill in the form. Please make sure you include the title of the poem & pages.
  • Find a link to the resource on the internet, bookmark it in your list and request digitisation.
  • Contact your Subject Librarian and they can look into purchasing the material.
  • Make sure in the notes to Library you note that you have a physical copy of the item for them to use.

Adding resources from reference management software

Note this will not work if a reference has a PDF attached.

  1. Open Endnote
  2. Click: Edit, then Output styles
  3. Open Style manager
  4. Tick "Refman(RIS) Export"
  5. Close window (click small "x" top right")
  6. Select resources you want to export from Endnote
  7. Click File, then Export
  8. Save as type: Text file (*.txt)
  9. Output style: Refman(RIS) Export
  10. Select folder location to save to
  11. Go to Talis
  12. Click My Bookmarks, then Add
  13. Click Import Citations, then Choose file
  14. Choose the file you just saved from Endnote
  15. Import – references will now be saved as Bookmarks, or you can choose to create a new list with the references

Content to be added. Contact the your Subject Librarian for assistance until then.

Content to be added. Contact the your Subject Librarian for assistance until then.

Content to be added. Contact the your Subject Librarian for assistance until then.