Attaching PDFs made by scanning book chapters, journals/magazine articles in our print collection
Check the CLA licence to see if it grants scanning permission for a title that we hold in print.
If it is covered by the CLA but we don’t have a copy contact the Library who can purchase the book or buy a chapter
copyright cleared from the British Library. To do this use the Request Materials link in the Library catalogue providing a budget code and full details.
Do not scan a print document if an electronic copy is available under our CLA licence and digital copying is permitted.
When scanning titles covered by the CLA you always have to:
If the book or magazine/journal is not covered by the CLA licence or if you need more than the amount that the CLA covers you can contact the publisher for permission - but this can take a long time!
Or if it is a US publisher see if they use the Copyright Clearance Centre to sell copyright permission/rights. See the section on the Copyright Clearance Centre.
If you need large quantities of a book there may be an e-book version available or the Library can purchase extra copies.
Please contact the Library who can advise.
COVID CRISIS CHANGES
There are two changes to the CLA Licence copying terms
The CLA have relaxed the requirement for a University to own an original. As long as the the original is owned by an academic.
Copying under these temporary arrangements should not substitute for the purchase of original content, including a digital edition of the same book where this is available.
List of participating publishers
The following publishers have given their opt-in to the temporary terms:
Bloomsbury Academic and Professional
Bloomsbury Adult Publishing
Bloomsbury Childrens and Educational
Bloomsbury Information Limited
Cambridge University Press
Elsevier Books Limited
Emerald Publishing Limited
John Wiley and Sons Limited
Pearson Education Limited
Portland Press Limited
Sage Publications India Pvt Limited
Sage Publications Limited
Springer Nature (Red Globe Press)
Springer Nature BV (Nature)
Springer Nature BV (Palgrave Scholarly)
Springer Nature BV (Springer)
Springer Nature Limited (Macmillan Education)
Taylor and Francis (Books) Limited
Wolters Kluwer Health (P&E) Limited