Library Scanning Service for Academic Staff
Copyright compliant full text digital copies of core readings for Moodle unit areas
- How much full text can I include in Moodle?
- How long does it take?
- Why can't I make digital copies for Moodle myself?
- How to use the Scanning Service
If the reading you need is available in the Library's e-book or e-journal collections, you can link directly to it from Moodle. For help in providing stable links, please refer to Linking to Library Resources or contact Tom Brumfit, Information Librarian for Document Delivery .
If the reading you need is not already available electronically, we can usually scan:
- one chapter or 5% from a book, whichever is greater
- one article or 5% from a journal issue, whichever is greater.
We will provide you with a link to the scanned reading to include in your Moodle unit area.
There is no limit on the number of scanned readings per unit.
The Licence should not be used to facilitate the substitution of a course textbook - please refer to the CLA Guidelines
We ask for 4 weeks' notice. When a print copy of the book/journal required is on the shelf in the Library, we can often supply scans more quickly.
If you're working to a deadline, let us know – we will do our best to supply the readings you need in time.
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.
The Library Scanning Service:
- checks copyright compliance,
- adds mandatory copyright notices, and
- keeps the records required by the licence.
We provide high quality scans that include all the information students need to reference the reading accurately.
You can use the document delivery request form to request scanned readings for use in Moodle. You will need to give the following information:
- full details of reading(s) needed
- unit code and name
- number of students taking the unit
For more details about the service, please refer to the Library Scanning Service Guide
If you have questions about:
- what we can and can't scan
- accessible copies for students with disabilities
- image quality
- anything else...
...please contact your Subject Librarian or Tom Brumfit, Information Librarian Document Delivery. Alternatively, you can visit the website of the Copyright Licencing Agency for more general information relating to CLA Licencing.