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When students write book reviews and submit them through the Oliver OPAC, they must be approved by a library staff member before they are made visible. At Scotch, reviews must contain both a rating and a reasonably well-detailed reviews that provides some detail about the plot and/or characters, as well as a recommendation for specific interest groups.

 

Sample review for Schizo by Nic Sheff:

"Schizo was an easy read that dealt realistically with the complex topic of Schizophrenia. I liked that the main character was fairly well accepted by his peers despite his mental illness. There are moments when they think he's behaving weirdly or is thought of as the 'boy who snapped' but he is not treated maliciously by them. It shows the difficulty sufferers experience when trying to manage their illness, examples of triggers, and how important medication and counselling are to the process. The relationships that Miles has with his family and friends, the people who stand by him, are also noteworthy. Recommended for people who enjoy reading realistic fiction with teenage characters and people who have enjoyed other books with a mental health theme such as The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Mature content warning for one scene."

 

To approve book reviews:

  1. Log into the Oliver Oliver logo OPAC
  2. Click on the ‘Management’ button
  3. Click on ‘Cataloguing
  4. Click on ‘Book Reviews
  5. Click on the number to the left of the book review that you want to preview
  6. Click 'Edit' to correct spelling and grammar
  7. Click 'Save'
  8. Click 'Approve'
  9. Click 'List' to return to the book reviews

 

To delete an incomplete/inappropriate book review:

  1. Click on the number to the left of the book review that you want to preview
  2. Click 'Delete'
  3. Click 'Confirm' to send the message "Sorry, we are unable to add your review because it does not meet the Library's required standards. You are welcome to edit your review and re-submit. Please contact the Library staff if you have any queries."
  4. Click 'List' to return to the book reviews

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