The Library Scanning Service produce digital copies from library print content so that your students can benefit from online access to high-demand course reading. In line with the University’s Digital Transformation Strategy, we deliver content to support an interactive, engaging, and flexible learning environment.
In order to comply with CLA HE licence, teaching staff must not make or upload their own digital copies of published content.
All digital copies must be authorised and made by the Library Scanning Service.
The CLA HE Licence covers re-use of limited extracts from most printed books, journals and magazines published in the UK, plus many overseas publications. The Licence is subject to individual publisher agreements with the CLA.
Extent limits are applicable:
Please note that we are not permitted to make digital copies from publications held in your own personal collection, inspection copies, or copies obtained via inter-library loan for your own personal use. Using the Library Scanning Service for making digital copies is not to be used as textbook substitution and you should continue to recommend essential texts for purchase. Digital copies should be deleted at the end of the course, unless required for use during the following academic year.
The CLA has created a Good Practice Guide for avoiding textbook substitution.
No combination of digital or photocopied extracts should make purchasing core module textbooks unnecessary.
We monitor reading lists for potential textbook substitution when processing digitisation requests.
The Document Supply Services team can provide advice and support with:
Please email the team at email@example.com Phone: +44 (0)1792 295045
Information on copyright is available from the Copyright Library Guide
iFind Reading supports the student digital experience by providing direct access to electronic content, live information on item availability, and integrated request options.
Click on the About iFind Reading tab at the top of this guide to get started on creating your list. For additional assistance, please contact your Library Subject Team.
1. Use Search to add a book or print journal to your reading list.
2. Click Edit on the citation and change its Type to Book Chapter or Article.
3. Input the title, author, and page range.
4. Add a Digitisation-Request tag and click Save.
If you want to recommend the whole book to students in addition to digitising a chapter, add both Book and Book Chapter citations to your list.
Leave a note in the citation’s Library Discussion thread to alert Library staff to any additional requirements.
Please allow 5 working days for your request to be fulfilled. The Library Scanning Service will create a direct link to the digital copy from your reading list. This will appear below the citation as View Online, allowing students to access it at any time.
The University's basic licence from the Newspaper Licensing Agency covers copying for teaching and learning purposes from national UK newspapers and 5 regional titles. It does not cover foreign newspapers.
For further information about the licence for educational establishments, please visit the NLA Media Access website.