The Library has partnered with Kortext to offer all level four students access to two core eTextbooks per module. The scheme will launch in January and will run until July 2022.
In order to ensure the right titles are chosen for your students the Library needs your support to select the titles you believe are the core reading. The best candidates are the titles that are referenced repeatedly throughout the course.
Please watch the short video below for a quick introduction to the eTextbook pilot and what it can offer you.
Visit your Reading List and search for the title you would like to select to be part of the pilot and set 'Core' as the importance level for that item.
For more information and a video tutorial of how to select your title via your Reading List, please look at our 'Tutorial: How to select your titles' from the heading below.
eTextbooks are a digital version of the core textbooks that students are required to read and reference throughout their course. They are the central texts that will provide the foundation of student learning for the module.
What is the difference is between an eBook and an eTextbook? This is determined by the publisher, as they tend to regard eTextbooks as high value reading materials and often don't provide access to Academic Libraries through our usual aggregators, or if they do, can often be too expensive for the Library to purchase.
Thanks to the eTextbook scheme however, these high value titles are now available to us through the Kortext platform. This platform also offers enhanced learning and accessibility tools for students, and access to learning analytics for teaching staff.
There are many benefits to this scheme:
Watch the video below to learn more about the Kortext platform
Begin by logging into reading lists and searching for your module. Find the two titles you would like to have as an eTextbook. You will now need to set the importance by clicking on the drop down menu next to the title and selecting 'Core'. Remember to click 'publish' in order to save your changes. The Library will do the rest.
Watch the video below for a step by step guide to selecting your title.