Information for Staff

Readings Online is an easy, fast process allowing you to add, organise and control your readings, and is now delivered via the Learning Management System (LMS).

There are two ways of setting up your readings in Readings Online.

  1. You can organise your own readings following our How to Guides.
  2. Alternatively you can ask for support by emailing a copy of your reading list to readings-online@unimelb.edu.au.  We have secured funding to support the implementation of Readings Online across all the schools and departments of the University.  We are able to build your reading list by creating links to material available electronically or process PDFs of print material.  You may be asked to provide PDF copies of readings that are only available in print.  This is a very easy and fast way to set your readings up online in a copyright compliant way.  However, this funding is limited, and we strongly recommend that you send your readings lists in now.

General advice

  • Access to Readings Online is reliant on access to the LMS.
  • Readings availability dates should cover the teaching semester and must not exceed the end of the calendar year.
  • We recommend the start date for all readings commence at least one day prior to the first day of teaching.
  • For faster access link to online content where possible.
  • Print content should be scanned and supplied as a PDF.
  • Add new & roll over existing readings as soon as possible before the start of semester to allow for copyright review.
  • For answers to Frequently Asked Questions please visit our FAQs page.

How to Guides

Getting started

Adding readings

How to enter data for your readings

Maintaining your Readings Online collection

Training Resources

Readings Online Workshop (PDF) slides from our training workshops, to support first time users and Library staff.

To request a Readings Online Workshop for staff in your faculty or department, contact us.

Academic staff are responsible for ensuring that all material used for teaching must be copyright compliant.  The Readings Online software manages copyright compliance on behalf of academic staff and ensures that teaching material complies with the requirements of the Part VA and Part VB statutory licences.

Readings Online staff will:

  • Check readings to make sure that they comply with the limits permitted under the Part VA and Part VB  licences
  • Manage the reporting requirements for material used under the licences.  If you use Readings Online, you do not need to register your teaching material separately with the Copyright Office
  • Ensure material is correctly and fully cited.  This is a legal requirement under copyright.
  • Ensure that the appropriate copyright warning notices are included on teaching material

Readings Online helps the University meet its copyright obligations, while making it quicker and easier for academic staff to make teaching material available to students.

For more information on using copyright material for teaching, refer to Copyright and Teaching or contact the Copyright Office.

Getting Help

If you need further assistance, please Contact us

For more information on Library services that support teaching go to Teaching@Library