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The Academic Services Team incorporates the following areas: Academic Liaison; Content Development and Discovery; and Scholarly Systems. The overall team is led by, Head of Academic Services.

Academic Liaison

This team is led by, Academic Liaison Manager, and liaises with tutors and students to identify key information resources for use within teaching and learning. They also offer literature searching, referencing and search skills support via drop-in sessions, one-to-one tutorials, embedded teaching delivered within programmes and online resources, including the Skills Hub.  In addition, they provide training and support to academic staff in the use of the online reading list software, Aspire. 

General contact:

For more information about the team, please see the Academic Librarians page.

Content Development and Discovery

This area is led by, Digital Resources Manager. Content Development focusses on the acquisition and licensing of academic information resources, while Discovery focusses on the maintenance of resource metadata and the analysis of usage data. 

Content Development

  • The Reading Lists team purchases content listed on the Aspire reading list for each module, as well as sourcing additional resources to support programmes and research. For more information see [link to the Reading Lists Page] or contact:
  • Digitisation are able to provide quality digitised extracts of key readings from journals or books, for inclusion on module online reading lists.  For more information see [link to the Digitisation page] or contact:
  • The Interlibrary Loans team can provide material (books, chapters, journal articles or conference reports), for individual students or staff use, which are not available in our print stock or via NELSON. For more information see Interlibrary Loans or contact:
  • Additional contact: (Collections and Licensing Specialist)


  • This area focusses on ensuring information resources can be efficiently discovered and located by the provision of accurate metadata, as well as providing resource usage statistics to help inform resource purchasing decisions.
  • Additional contact: (Discovery Experience Specialist)

Scholarly Systems

Led by, this team works closely with all of the above teams, and across Library and Learning Services and the University, to maintain, develop and integrate the University’s scholarly systems (NELSON, NECTAR, Aspire Reading Lists and the Library Management System).