Due to staff shortages resulting from the COVID-19 situation, we can only supply scans for material that is born-electronic or else previously digitised through other means. Before requesting a scan, please check the catalogue for an e-book version; many of our suppliers have opened access to e-books so that an unlimited number of students can access simultaneously. If you are unsure if a reading can be sourced electronically, please request it, but be prepared that we may not be able to supply.
The University subscribes to the Copyright Licensing Agency's (CLA) Higher Education licence. This grants library staff permission to make digital copies of articles and chapters for embedding into your Moodle course(s)/Library Lists as long as the material meets the terms of the Licence. The benefits of this are digital rights management free access to book chapters and journal articles held within and beyond the Library's collections.
Printed and electronic material held in the Library's collections (publisher's exceptions apply)
Material obtained via the British Library's copyright-fee-paid service
The Licence should not be used to facilitate the substitution of a course textbook. For more information please refer to CLA guidelines;-
Digital rights management (DRM) is a method of digital copyright protection employed by publishers. DRM is fairly common in e-books where you may find access restricted to three or fewer users. DRM is less common in e-journals.
Yes. CLA offer a check permissions tool which can be found here: CLA Check Permissions Tool.
It is best to search by ISBN or ISSN but you can also search by title. Look for the green ticks against scanning (for print material) and digital (for electronic material).
It is sometimes possible to arrange permission to scan material not covered by the Licence. However, this quite often comes at a cost which may be prohibitive.
Material covered by the CLA Licence and available in Library stock can usually be supplied within a few days. For other material it may take up to 4 weeks.
Each scan is made for a specific unit of study, which is represented on a copyright statement included with the scan. If you would like to use an existing scan for another unit you will need to place a new request.
The CLA lays down stringent guidelines for any scanning done under its terms. The Library scanning team can:
Unless you hold the copyright of a text, or have explicit permission from the copyright holder, making a copy available in Moodle is likely to contravene copyright.
The University holds a Copyright Licencing Agency (CLA) licence which grants limited permission to designated persons (i.e. library staff) to scan copyright protected publications for use in teaching.
Scans are reported to the CLA in an annual report from library staff and often result in royalties paid to authors. Library staff also produce scans that have been OCRed (Optical Character Recognition) so that they work with screen readers.
Yes. Please request a report by emailing email@example.com.
Yes. Please refer to Linking to Library Resources.
There are three reasons the link to your scanned material may no longer be working.
The scan may have been archived at the request of other teaching staff on the module.
The scan may be from our old system and the link redirect has stopped working. Please contact us using our contact details below.
If the link you have looks like this,
The link you are sent for your scanned material is a permalink and this is the link you should use. The temporary session link is in the address bar when you're viewing the scan.