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Online Resources and Print Holdings
Just email us at email@example.com with the following information:
- Module number
- Module name
- Module co-ordinator
- Delivery mode
- Number of students
- Date the list is needed by
- Items you want on the list e.g. books, journal articles, web pages
- Identify any items you want tagged as Suggested for student purchase, Essential, Recommended or Optional
- Information about how you want the list organised e.g. divided into weeks, split by topic and so on
- Any notes you want either on the list or linked to the items
Any other requirements
- Identify any book chapters or journal articles you would like digitised
The library will then create the list for you and investigate the items on the list.
We will check for the most recent editions of any books and will buy, unless informed otherwise, the most recent edition.
We will look to see if books can be bought as an eBooks and if available will buy the eBook in preference to the print (please get in touch with us if you would like to discuss this). If it is only available in print we will order paper copies. If we already have the book in stock will look at if additional copies are needed.
We will check that recommended journal articles are accessible and add links for on and off campus access where available.
The library will also check which book chapters and journal articles may be digitised in accordance with the Copyright Licensing Agency Higher Education License (see below) and make the digitised versions available.
When the list has been finalised we will publish it and link it to the relevant module code. This should ensure that reading list link in the module on CampusMoodle will go to your list.
We will email you when the list has been published. Any items we have ordered will be added to the list as they become available.
Updating Your List
We recommend reviewing your list each academic year to ensure the resources included on it are still relevant to your module. If there are changes then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will update your list.
We are happy to check your list for new editions and eBook alternatives.
At this time, academic staff are unable to get editing rights to update lists. We hope to introduce this feature at a later stage and will advertise it when it is available.
Adding Reading Material to Moodle
Please be cautious
The copyright and license agreements we have with publishers do not allow for uploading of the PDF/Word versions of articles, books, etc. on CampusMoodle. Instead, you should provide a link to where the material can be accessed and this can easily be done through the online reading lists.
You can only upload the document on Moodle if there is an explicit statement/license allowing re-distribution.
This also applies to materials openly available online.
Links to materials can be available through the reading list system. Alternatively, we can provide you with links which work on and off campus.
What sort of material can be digitised?
- Material which was originally published in the UK or US with the exception of publishers who have not signed up to the licence. The CLA has a list of excluded publishers.
- Material owned by the Library or by a School which can be produced if requested by the CLA.
- Copyright fee paid materials from the British Library.
How much can be made available digitally?
- A chapter from a book (or 10% whatever is greater)
- An article from a journal
- A whole paper from a set of conference proceedings
- A short story or poem from an anthology (not exceeding 10 pages)
- A whole report from a single case of a judicial proceedings
- Whole page images or embedded images may also be scanned
How can I request a digital copy?
Please contact email@example.com with details of the item, course name, module number, number of students on the module and the date when the item is required for.
We will check if the item you require can be made available as a digital copy under the CLA License. We'll then scan it, create the audit records required, and make the item available through your online reading list.
What if my requested item doesn't comply with the license?
We will investigate if we can gain permission directly from the publisher for the item to be made available digitally.
What is the timescale for making items available?
If the item is available and covered by the License, it will normally take 2 days. If we need to get hold of the item it may take longer.
If the material is not covered, the timescale dependens on the individual publisher. Some publishers will not grant permission for digitisation.
Can I undertake scanning myself?
Only library staff are designated as authorised to make copies under the Copyright Licensing Agency License and as such will take responsibility for compliance of the digitised copies they deal with and meeting the legal reporting requirements.
Academic staff can not digitise material and add PDFs directly to modules on Moodle.
How will my students access the digitised reading?
Any digitised material must go through this process. Library staff are authorised to make copies, CLA checks must be performed, and records of all digitisations must be kept and submitted to CLA each year.