The University of Salford holds a Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) licence which means we can digitise, or scan, copyrighted items so that you can make them available to your students electronically. Full details of the licence can be found on the CLA website.

What can be digitised?

  • One book chapter or one journal article (or 10 per cent, whichever is greater) of any item that the Library holds in print only, in support of any one course module.
  • Material originating in the UK, US and a small number of other countries. Not all material published in the UK and US can be digitised.

How do I make a request for an item to be digitised?

You can make a request for digitisation via the reading list system.

What happens when I request a digitisation?

  • We’ll check if we have the item already in stock. If not, and you’ve requested a book chapter, we may consider buying an ebook.
  • If we have the item in stock, we will aim to complete the scanning process within three working days.
  • We’ll check the copyright status of the chapter or article you’ve requested.
  • If copyright allows us to scan the chapter or article, we will do the scanning for you.
  • Once the scan is done, we will upload it to the relevant reading list and make it live.
  • We’ll then let you know that your scan is available.