Document scanning trial service at Science Library

Via the UL Titter feed:

The University Central Science Library (CSL) has introduced a trial scanning service for material not available electronically, which is held by the Central Science Library. This includes articles from journals and chapters from books.

Users of this service should be aware of the restrictions of the Copyright Act. This means that under UK law, for the purposes of private study or research for a non-commercial purpose, you are entitled to make a single copy of:

  • One article from any one issue of a journal or periodical
  • One chapter or 5% of extracts from a published work

The service is requested via an online form. More details at Document Scanning Service. The trial lasts until end of September 2009.


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One Response to Document scanning trial service at Science Library

  1. Could this back fire on the library and make liable leading them to being sued? I think the staff should keep a close eye on people using this service, especially students who may not be fully aware of copyright regulations.

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