Q. What is the MyReadingList rollover?


The reading list rollover is an annual process, in which a reading list associated with the previous academic year (i.e. 2020/21) is rolled over into the new academic year (i.e. 2021/22).   

What happens to my list?  

In previous years, we have archived the original list at the point of rollover, which although accessible via the URL, remained hidden from the student’s view.  This year, the current reading list for this academic year will remain active and students will still be able to continue to access their MyReadingLists for 2020/2021 until the end of August.  Prior to the start of the new academic year, we will archive 2020/21 lists and publish all 2021/22 lists.    

Why do we do it?  

Aside from rolling reading lists over into the new academic year, this annual process allows us to renew CLA licences for all digitised content and, additionally, resets the Dashboard features which provides analytics of student usage on a module’s reading list.   

What do I have to do?  

The rollover requires no action from the list owner other than making sure that any unpublished changes or “draft” lists will need to be published prior to rollover, otherwise, that content will be lost. The process does not fundamentally alter the list and no published content is lost. List owners are asked not to make any changes to their list during the rollover process (Thursday 20th May). 

Do I need to request a review before rollover?   

Although we would happily welcome reading list reviews prior to rollover, a review is not required prior to rollover. A request for review can be sent after the rollover process is complete.  

Still have questions?   

If all else fails, please direct them to the reading list team, via email,  at library@kcl.ac.uk.


  • Last Updated May 18, 2021
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  • Answered By Vanessa Farrier

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