Digital Resources Register (DRR) decommissioning

5th May, 2021

The Library's Digital Resources Register (DRR) will be decommissioned 27 June 2021.

It will be replaced by a new system, Reading Lists.

What you may need to do

  • Check your Canvas and UTS Online sites – any hyperlinks previously provided by the DRR (e.g., ** will need to be replaced.
  • Activate your DRR readings that have been migrated to Reading Lists.
  • Create new Reading Lists for any UTS subjects (excluding UTS College) not yet using Reading Lists.
  • Publish your list before session so students can access from day one.

Contact the Library for assistance with Reading Lists.


Online workshops are being run by the Library throughout May, June, and July.

Get started using Reading Lists in five steps

It is easy to get started using Reading Lists – visit the Library’s website for guides and video tutorials including:

  • Getting started with Reading Lists
  • Creating and managing a Reading List
  • Purchase, digitation, and Reserve Requests
  • Advanced functions of Reading Lists

Why the Library is moving to Reading Lists

Reading Lists simplifies and improves the management of course reading lists so that you can create, manage, and access all your reading lists in one place and easily include readings from the Library collection or elsewhere online. You can also create lists from pre-configured templates or create your own, view student engagement and readings analytics, and easily request digitisations and purchases.

With Reading Lists, UTS Library will ensure your materials that need to be digitised comply with Australian copyright legislation (sharing content with students via email or Canvas may not be compliant) – further copyright information is available on the Copyright Advice page.

Study Guides in Canvas

In addition to Reading Lists, Study Guides can also be embedded into Canvas. Use the LTI integration in Canvas to embed a discipline or assignment specific guide.

Request a consultation with a librarian for more information.

Last updated 7th May, 2021 9:45 am