Leganto at Curtin University


Curtin University’s Reading Lists implementation team was nominated for the 2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Awards for Professional Staff in the Excellence in Innovation category.

L – R: Stella Kenworthy, David Wells, Linda Sheedy (team leader), Gordon Cunningham, Heather McLenaghan, Daniel Piczak, Amanda Bellenger, Gail Valencia, Sarah Casewell. Absent: David Lewis, Aron Nooteboom.

Curtin’s Leganto implementation was the result of a major collaboration between the University Library, Curtin Learning and Teaching and Curtin IT Services.  The team worked closely with other academic libraries in Australia and with Ex Libris to ensure the platform accommodated Curtin requirements.

Since semester one this year, over 40% of Curtin courses have an active reading list with 50,000 citations currently under management and 9,000 citations added in July 2017. The implementation has been an outsatnding success, delivering a seamless, responsive and innovative digital environment to enhance learning and the student experience.

The journey from conceptual idea to reality has taken nearly three years of persistent dedication and effort from the implementation team, and receiving this nomination has been a richly deserved recognition.


Sue Harmer

Leganto PWG Coordinator