Multiple list owners on a readinglist
We have many courses where multiple academics are involved in teaching. It would be useful if we could assign more than one list owner so they could work on it collaboratively. Based on feedback from academics this would be very well recieved at our instiution.
This is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog. It will be merged with a similar existing idea.
Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.
Sarah Gibbins commented
I have had some librarians asking about this only this week. This would be really useful for part-time staff who share the teaching of a module.
Debbie Lenihan commented
We would find this useful at Oxford Brookes as well as I am often asked for this.
Lucy Clifford commented
A comment from a lecturer who has been requesting the ability to show module co-owners on their reading lists: "Where you see lecturers doing 5h each it means the module is co-shared and you need to put both lecturer's names down rather than only one, as one only might confuse students"
Maria O'Hara commented
Hey Mel, yes we're already using this workaround, the academics themselves are just unhappy with the appearance of one person as more responsible
Mel Chivers commented
The Reading List description field is searchable so if you add co-teachers in this field and students search by a secondary teacher the list will still show in their search results.
I know this isn't ideal but it's a useful workaround to know about.
Helen Bronleigh commented
This would be very useful at Murdoch University as well.
Hilary Skoyles commented
At Northumbria we do this via a work around by adding the additional Academic names to the heading within the edit screen and we do have a number of collaborations in place already but making it possible to display multiple names via the system itself would be a big improvement to the appearance of this information within the lists.
We at UWL would like to have this feature as well.
Victoria Parkinson commented
As reading lists can be searched by list owner name, this would help increase their visibility to students, and may also help academics take ownership of lists that they are co-teaching.
Samantha Halford commented
I agree - although there's often only one module leader, students may well be directly taught by someone else - being able to search by that person's name would be handy. Similarly, the module leader might not want to be the one to manage the list, they may delegate it to another member of the module team.
Martin Foy commented
we would like the ability to add one than one owner to a list as some academics share in the teaching of a unit. Even the ability to add co-owners would be an advantage