From the start of the 2017-18 academic year scanned readings created by the Digitsation Service will be available to users as a secure link which can be added to any teaching and learning materials including Reading Lists Online.
The link can be accessed by any student on a given module for the duration of their course.
Students access the documents in the same way as other Electronic Library Resources, such as e-books and journals. On campus as a direct download, off campus through log in with Shibboleth.
Staff will also be able to view the documents.
Any academic staff with live readings in Blackboard will be contacted during the summer break and provided with links to their readings by module to share with the relevant students as they wish.
Any existing scanned readings within Blackboard will be replaced with a secure link which will also be added to the relevant Reading List for the module.
The Library provides a digitisation service which can create copyright compliant digital copies of journal articles, book chapters and images for teaching purposes.The service is useful for providing selected readings of material which is in high demand, scarce or not in the Library collection. It also ensures students have access to the same resources whether they are studying on campus or distance learners.
The service utilises the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) licence when necessary to provide scanned readings for uploading onto modules on BlackBoard.
Our scans are:
We aim to full fill or query your request within 5 working days although many requests can be satisfied sooner.
Fully machine readable documents can be produced on request.
Electronic resources including electronic journals and e-books are not eligible for digitisation but you can link to them in both BlackBoard and Reading Lists Online.
Instructions are available for both platforms: