Answered By: Ewan McCubbin
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2015     Views: 80

To a certain extent our systems do this already. 

Our circulation system (Millennium) monitors the numbers of recalls that are being placed on books and our staff are alerted to this if the number rises.  Our reading list system, Talis Aspire, has also helped us in recent years to make significant improvements to the way in which we support the provision of core texts. 

Not only has Talis acted as the catalyst to the Library being provided with many more lists by academic schools, but it has also allowed us to more readily identify core readings.  This in turn has led to us purchasing additional copies, e-copies or digitising key chapters under licence to be made available through MMS.

Despite this, we are of course still reliant on students and other users to give us specific feedback on which texts or resources they think we should have more of.  This can be done in a number of ways – through our morebooks@st-andrews.ac.uk, by speaking to our staff at the Helpdesk or by contacting the relevant Academic Liaison Librarian (http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/library/contact/academicliaison/).

Best wishes

Ewan McCubbin (Assistant Director)