Digitising book and journal extracts
Electronic journals, books and full-text materials are provided by the Library under licence from the publisher which may allow extracts to be included in research/course material.
If the Library or your department holds a book or journal but does not have a digital copy, then provided copyright permission is granted by the rights holder, an extract may be scanned and distributed.
Copyright for scanned items
If you are considering scanning materials, this must be carried out in accordance with Copyright law.
The University holds a Copyright Licence Agency (CLA) Licence for the purpose of scanning and distributing book and journal extracts via Blackboard. This is done centrally by the Library. Please read the Copyright and Scanning under the CLA Licence section for more information and detail of the scanning service. The Copyright & Course Packs Briefing Paper May 2010 may also be of interest.
The creation of course packs in printed or scanned form is not intended to be a substitution for course textbooks or other licensed material.
In response to concerns from publishers, the CLA have issued the following Good Practice Guide which we recommend you read before submitting your requests to the Copyright Service. It is important to ensure that any requests you make do not negate the requirement for the use/purchase of a key texts.