Digitisation

The digitisation service is for tutors

Tutors can submit digitization requests to The Library.

Working within copyright regulations, we will digitize book chapters and journal articles and link them to the relevant Blackboard module for your students to access.

Digitisation is a process that allows The Library to produced copyright-cleared electronic versions of key book chapters and journal articles. Most book chapters or journal articles can be requested and digitised. However, The Library must comply with the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) and so all requested items must meet the following regulations:

  • Only one journal article from a single journal part or issue
  • Only one book chapter or 5% of the whole item - whichever is greater
  • The material, or a copyright fee paid copy of the material must be owned by the University

More information can be found on the Information Governance web pages

We cannot digitise material that is already available from the library electronically.

There are two options for requesting a digitised item, these are explained below. However you make the request you must first check that the item is not available electronically by searching Library Search. If we do not have an electronic version then you can continue to make a digitisation request.

Usually the item is part of a reading list for a module. In this case you can request for items to be digitised via the reading list system. When items have been digitised they will become available on the BlackBoard module site and a link will appear in the reading list.

If you wish to provide access to material for students on a module away from their formal reading list then you can complete an online form. This will send your request through to the Library who will process your request and add the digitised item to your relevant Blackboard module. Please ensure you give the correct module & Blackboard Code details on the form to ensure your content appears in the correct location for students to view.