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Oxford Reading Lists Online (ORLO): Training


If your department is new to ORLO, then please contact for more information. If your department already uses ORLO then please contact your subject librarian to arrange training. Introductory training is required for all ORLO list owners and you will be given your list editing permissions during training.

Training is available on Teams; please book a space using the links provided below:

You can also use the videos in this section to learn to create lists for ORLO. They cover all the material we cover in our training sessions. Watch the videos in the order suggested. You can use the "ORLO Practice list" to create a practice list in ORLO. A completed version of the list is here, which you can use to check your practice list.

Video Tutorials

Video 1

Important information about the ORLO naming convention, digitisation code and creating new lists. This video has other important administration information that every ORLO list should have.

Video 2

This video contains information on how to add the bookmarking tool, which allows you to bokmark items for your reading lists. It covers important technical specifics for creating ORLO lists. It shows how to add an ebook, an article, a print book and a webpage. It shows how to add importances, notes and how to publish.

Video 3

This video is provides guidance on how to bookmark an item where a print book and an ebook is available in SOLO. Students have different preferences and needs so providing a bookmark that contains information on the print book and ebook gives them the best experience and is the recommended ORLO practice.

Video Tutorials

Video 4

This video provides guidance on how to deal with the EZProxy error. This rarely occurs when adding ejournals and content outsde of SOLO, but can usually be easily fixed.

Video 5

This video is a tutorial on how to request digitisations in ORLO.

Video 6

This video explains the rollover process. Rollover happens once per year when we make a copy of this year's reading lists with next year's time periods. The new list keeps all the items and digitisations and must be published so that students can see the lists.