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Online reading lists: a guide for academic staff

Using Talis Aspire to create online reading lists

Placing a scan request via your reading list

The Library's Scanning Service can provide copyright-cleared copies of journal articles and book chapters for use online reading lists, under the terms of the Copyright Licencing Agency (CLA Licence).

We recommended that you make use of the scanning service to provide access for a large number of students on a module, in the event that an e-book cannot be purchased. All Library scans are copyright-cleared, and readable by screenreading software.

Please view the PDF guide or watch the screencast on this page to find out how to request a scan via your reading list. If your request is permitted under the terms of the CLA Licence, then the Library will upload this for you.

Please note: under the terms of the University's CLA HE Licence, only scanned extracts requested for courses taught from the University's UK campuses can be linked to Blackboard and online reading lists.  For more information, please see the Library's webpage on Scanning course materials

Your Academic Liaison Librarian will contact you if further information is required before the scan request can be processed. 

Submitting a scan request for a non-reading list item

If you require an item to be scanned which does not appear on a reading list, please complete this form.

N.B. If you intend to later link this scan to a reading list, we would strongly recommend that you create a list on the Talis Aspire system first, bookmark the relevant item, and then request the scan via the 'Request digitisation' link.

You will need the full bibliographic details of the item you wish to have scanned (including the article/chapter title and page numbers), the module code and estimated student numbers in order to submit this form.