Advantages of using Aspire Reading Lists

What are the advantages of using Aspire Reading Lists at Aberystwyth University?

For students

  • Up-to-date module reading
  • Library stock available in time for learning
  • Integration into Primo and Blackboard
  • Click-through to e-books and full-text journals and articles
  • Guidance notes
  • Personal reading record
  • Enhanced study experience

Video: students at Nottingham Trent talk about their experiences with Aspire

For academic staff 

  • Harvest learning resources from the web
  • Drive selection and purchase of library materials
  • Speed up the research process
  • Collaborate with colleagues around team teaching
  • Integrate the reading list into your Blackboard module
  • Easily create and manage reading list
  • Personalise list to suit module structure
  • Increase student engagement and support
  • Enhance delivery of learning and teaching

Video: three academics at Liverpool University talk about their experiences with Aspire

For AU libraries

  • Acquire library stock in time for learning and teaching
  • Improve work-flow efficiencies
  • Increase academic engagement
  • Raise the library profile
  • Meet student expectations
  • Increase use of library resource