Talis Aspire: Course reading lists

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

Printed notes

This section covers the production of printed notes for students. There are many other terms used in the University for printed notes, such as course packs, student notes, course readers, workbooks, and course books. You are encouraged to use online resources in place of print material from the library collection. 

How to request printed notes

  1. Find the item in Te Waharoa and add it to Talis.
  2. Click on Note for Library under the item’s Edit menu (3 dots) and add “Required for printed notes.”
    note for the librarycreat and add to list
  3. Click OK
  4. Click on the Request digitisation link under the item’s Edit menu (3 dots)
  5. Complete the request form by adding the page / chapter details.
  6. The Library will scan the item, load a pdf of the scanned item on Talis and e-mail you a copy. You can then use this in your printed notes provided to Fuji Xerox.
  1. Find the item on the web (Google Books is a good place to look for books) and Add it to Talis.
  2. Add a Note for the Library “Required for printed notes.”
    ​ 2.1 Click on Note for the Library under the item’s Edit menu (3 dots)
  3. note for the librarycreat and add to list
  4. Click OK
  5. There is no need to add that the Library does not have copy – this will be checked by the Library. If you have a personal copy, we can scan let us know: “Required for printed notes – I have a personal copy you can use”
  6. Click on the Request digitisation link under the item’s Edit menu (3 dots)
  7. Complete the request form by adding the page / chapter details.
  8. The Library will scan the item, load a pdf of the scanned item on Talis and e-mail you a copy. You can then use this in your printed notes provided to Fuji Xerox.
  1. Find the item in Te Waharoa (the Library search engine) click through to the full-text, and bookmark it in Talis.
  2. Go back to the Te Waharoa record, and click on the green i icon OR arrow icon to the right of the link to the full-text of the article (as shown below).
  3. Check the license to see if it is okay to reproduce the article in a printed notes pack (course pack is the term often used).
  4. If you can use it (see the example above with Course Pack Print: Permitted) print out a copy, and provide that copy to Fuji Xerox.
  5. If the license doesn't allow you to use the item for printed notes or it isn't stated, then click on the item's Edit menu (3 dots) and Note for Library.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click on the Request digitisation link under the item's Edit menu (3 dots).
  8. Complete the request form by adding the page / chapter details.
  9. The Library will clarify the license permissions or seek a copy that can be permitted for printed notes.
  10. Where an item can be supplied, the Library will load a pdf of the item on Talis and e-mail you a copy. You can then use this in your printed notes provided to Fuji Xerox.
  11. Note it is possible that a copy can't be supplied for printed notes. Additional options at that point include:
  • Not including the item in the course readings.
  • Linking to the online item in Talis / Blackboard instead of providing it as a printed note.