Digitising course readings using the CLA HE Licence
About the Library Scanning Service
Do you want to scan extracts or journal articles from published material for Blackboard modules? The Library offers a digitisation service for academic staff under the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) Higher Education Licence. There is no charge for using this service when re-using limited extracts of articles or book chapters owned by the University.
STEP 1: Do we have a subscription to an electronic version of the item? If we do then it is usually possible for you to create a link in Blackboard or iFindReading. If a document already exists in an electronic format and the library subscribes to the service that provides it, then you can create a persistent link to the item on the publisher's web site.
STEP 2: Do you have permission from the copyright owner to re-use the material? If the answer is yes, self-scanning and upload is usually permitted. Has copyright expired? Do you own the copyright? If this is the case then you can choose to share the work. If the answer is no to any of these questions, self-scan is not permitted. You are required to use the Library Scanning Service.
STEP 3: Submit a scanning request. We will check that your request complies with the CLA licence, scan and upload it to the specific study module or the iFindReading list for you. Complete one form per item giving a full bibliographic reference, module name and number, number of students and the module duration. Please return the completed form with a paper copy of the extract to the Document Supply office. Material is added within 1-7 days and instructions on how to activate the scan in Blackboard will be sent to you by email. If your request is for material from an excluded publisher or for locations outside the current scanning territories and we are not permitted to create a scan, we may be able to add a photocopy to the library photocopied extracts collection.