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Reading List rollover 2024 !

By Pamela Clarke, on 7 June 2024

Owl postcard for readinglists@ucl

Owl postcard for readinglists@ucl

Each summer the reading lists have a new copy made for the new academic year, much like the Moodle snapshot. This year, we will rollover on the evening of Tuesday 16th July from about 5pm.

Reading lists for 2023-24 will have an exact copy made for 2024-25, which will publish immediately.

  • The old version (2023-24) will archive, which means it will disappear from public view but can be found and re-used in future years if needed.
  • Students will still have continuous access to their reading lists: there is no down time for viewing lists.
  • Editing rights remain constant, so list editors are able to edit the new lists as soon as they appear.
  • Lists already set up as 2024-2025 will be unaffected by the rollover.

Please note

  • Unpublished changes will not copy forward into the new list: please publish your lists before 5pm on the 16th July if you wish your updates to be carried forward, or we can do this for you. Just email us, details are below.
  • We suggest you stop editing reading lists before 5pm on 16th July, and continue editing when you can see it has the 2024-25 date stamp – certainly from the next morning Wednesday 17th July 2024, if not sooner.
  • The Moodle ‘Library resources’ block needs no maintenance and will continue to link to the most recent year’s list.   If you have been using the new LTI.3 reading list integration tool, you should not be required to re-link items. However, do get in touch if you experience any problems.
  • To have old courses archived, new lists set up, or current module names amended, email us your requests!

If you are aware of students who may need access to the 2023-24 version of the lists, they can do any of the following :

  • take a copy of the list by using the ‘View & Export’ button – before 5pm on 16th July
  • save the URL of the list, which will continue to work even after the list is archived
  • let us know that it needs to be revived if it has already been archived, and we will make it available for the student


Do you need a refresher on how to edit and manage your lists?  The ReadingLists@UCL webpages  and Libguides have online quick guides including short videos, and FAQs. The TLS team offer refresher training via Teams or face-to-face

Get in touch and you could walk away with a new list set up and ready to go, linked via the Library Resources block in Moodle !