Other than supporting students in their studies, what use is a reading list?

In groups, attendees were asked:

  1. What does/can the Library do with it?
  2. What does/can the academic departments do with it?
  3. What does/can the institution (as a whole) do with it?
  4. What more could you do if you had access to reading list data from other institutions?
  5. What are the barriers (if any) that would prevent your institution from sharing list reading list data?

These was also a group of techies that discussed some of the technical issues around implementation of an open data standard for reading lists.