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Publish and update course reading lists

Learn how to access, edit and maintain your course readings list using Talis Aspire. Information on adding new items as Talis bookmarks.

Course reading lists


The Library works with academic staff to provide students with access to learning resources for their courses. Course reading lists are created in the Library's reading lists system, Talis Aspire. Reading lists can include items such as books, journal articles, eBooks, streaming video, podcasts and other types of materials. You can updateedit and publish reading lists for your courses. 

Reading lists in Talis are simple to update. Once published, students are able to access them in Learn.UQ (Blackboard) in the Learning Resources section of their course and via Library Search.

New process for course reading lists in 2023

During 2023, UQ is replacing the Electronic Course Profile System (ECPS) with a new system. This change means that learning resources and course reading list information will need to be added to a system called Talis Aspire by Course Coordinators.

Process for transition teaching periods

The Library is encouraging course coordinators to prepare for this change by beginning to use Talis Aspire in the transition teaching periods. During this time, course coordinators wishing to use Talis Aspire should:

  1.    Confirm your required readings in the ECPS
  2.    Publish your course reading list in Talis Aspire.

Confirm your required readings in ECPS

Confirm your learning resources in the ECPS (Electronic Course Profile System) at least eight weeks before the start of the semester so they are ready for week one of teaching.

To do this:

  1. Update relevant required readings
  2. Remove recommended readings
  3. Confirm section 3.1.

Publish your course reading list in Talis Aspire

Update and publish your list at least eight weeks before the start of the semester so they are ready for week one of teaching.

In Talis Aspire:

  1. Update any Required items to Required - own copy needed
  2. Add any new readings
  3. Add any relevant Notes for Students to readings
  4. Add any relevant Notes to Library Staff
  5. Remove unnecessary readings
  6. Publish your list.

The Library will review your list:

  • Purchase any required readings
  • Digitise relevant portions
  • Ensure copyright compliance
  • Flag updated editions.