The Digitisation Service creates digitised copies of book chapters, articles, and extracts from published print content to enable online access to high-demand course reading. We provide:
To comply with the University's Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) Higher Education Licence, course instructors must not upload self-scanned copies of published content to Canvas or iFind Reading. Digitised copies for course provision must be requested from the Digitisation Service.
The following amounts can be copied per module:
10% of the total publication
whichever is the greater.
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.
Due to COVID-related guidance on working practices, requests may take longer than usual to process. Please allow a minimum of two weeks for your request to be fulfilled.
Additional time may be required for content that is on loan or pending purchase by the Library.
When digitisation is complete, you will receive an email containing a link to your digitsed copy. To use digitised copies in Canvas, copy the content link URL to create a module item or a hyperlink.
If you request digitisation via iFind Reading, then your reading list's citation will update on completion with a link to 'View Online'. Students will have direct access to the digital copy from the reading list.
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 CLA has created a Good Practice Guide for avoiding textbook substitution.
The Digitisation Service team can provide advice and support with:
Information on copyright can be found on the Copyright Library Guide
1. Click on a title in your reading list.
2. Scroll down and click Digitisation request *
3. Enter your required chapter number, title, and page numbers
4. Enter any additional requirements in the Note fields.
5. Click Submit to send your request.
When digitisation is complete, your reading list item will update with a link to 'View Online'. We will also notify you by email.
iFindReading lists support online learning experience by providing direct access to electronic content, live information on item availability, and integrated request options.
Click on the About iFindReading tab at the top of this guide to get started on creating your list. For additional assistance, please contact your Library Subject Team.
If you are not using an iFindReading list, you can request digitisation by email. Please ensure your request includes the minimum required information:
Requests submitted by email are not automatically added to an iFindReading list on completion. Please let us know if you require a link added to your reading list.