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Reading Lists @ Strathclyde (Staff): List Reset & MyPlace Rollover

FAQs about the Reading List Reset & MyPlace Rollover

Scheduled maintenance Monday 1st August 2022 to Tuesday 2nd August 2022.

This maintenance task is partially complete.  This task has been completed 25/08/22

The statistical reset has been completed for all categories except Number of Citation Views. A fix for this issue is expected to be in place on Sunday 4th September with the reset due to take place on Monday 5th September. More information will be added here when it becomes available.



What will happen to my existing reading list?

Three things will happen:
1. All statistical counters will be reset to zero and old comments removed. The categories include:

Number of views
Number of Likes
Student discussion items
Library discussion items
Reading list visibility dates
Section visibility dates
Citation due dates

2. Instructor names will be removed and re-loaded with new information held in the Module Catalogue. For the majority of reading lists this will result in no change to the Instructor information. However, some lists have out of date information and this step will ensure this information is refreshed.

3. The Start and End date of classes will be updated for the 2022-23 session. If the class is not running in the new session, the Start/End date will not be updated and the reading list will expire on 31st Dec 2022.

I haven’t yet made use of the new reading list software, where should I start?

This LibGuide includes information on the service, training sessions and a step-by-step guide to building a reading list.

Is there anything I need to do to my reading list before the next session?

You may wish to review the contents and add/remove resources, e.g. swapping an old edition with a new edition. If no changes are required then you don’t need to do anything else. The same resources (and links) will continue to be in place for the year ahead.


The reading list content is unchanged but my class has substantially increased in size, what should I do?

Contact the Reading List team to let us know. We will review your reading list citations to ensure we have sufficient copies in stock. Please note the Library has an electronic preference policy - we will always try to offer ebooks but may supply print only if there are no ebooks available.

Has the reading list page changed in appearance recently?

The reading list software has had a few changes to the user interface. It’s likely there will continue to be changes in the months/years ahead as new features and improvements are added. Major changes will be documented in this LibGuide, see the Home page.

Why do the reading list statistics for digitised resources not match the statistics provided by the Digitisation Service?

Statistics provided by the Digitisation team will count every view of a digitised resource no matter where the resource link has been posted. Reading list statistics will only count views when students select and view the citation in a reading list. If you have any specific questions about digitised resources please contact the Digitisation team at

What happens to an expired reading list?

If the reading list is published it will be hidden from viewers. It will still be accessible to instructors for 5 years before it is deleted.

What happens to a reading list when MyPlace is rolled over?

The reading list link is copied to the new 2022/23 profile and the contents of the list are unchanged by the rollover process. It is important to note there is no ‘old’ or ‘new’ version of a reading list. For example, the 2021/22 and the 2022/23 MyPlace profiles will both connect to the same reading list.

How can I preserve a copy of a reading list before making changes for the new academic year?

You can export a reading list in various formats e.g. Word, Excel, PDF, RIS or EndNote. See the help page:

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