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ReadingLists@Hull, 2020-2025: Digitisation

Why use the Digitisation Service

The Digitisation Service can help to make it easier for students to access module reading materials. It produces high quality, copyright-compliant digital scans of book chapters or extracts, journal articles, and other published works for ReadingLists@Hull.

The service provides:

  • High quality digitisations
  • Easy access to resources for students
  • Accessible digitisations that are compatible with screen-reading and other assistive technologies
  • Copyright-compliant resources in line with the CLA requirements

The University holds a digitisation agreement with the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) which allows the scanning of copyrighted works within tightly controlled restraints. This Licence covers the majority of printed books, journals and magazines published in the UK, plus many published overseas. Not everything can be digitised.

Under the digitisation agreement , only designated members of the University are permitted to scan works. For further details please contact

Adding digitisations to ReadingLists@Hull is the only way to comply with legal requirements and ensure accessibility. Please do not scan items yourself or add PDFs of digitised extracts to Canvas.

More information

More information about copyright is available in the Library's Copyright guide at

Moving or copying digitised items

If a digitised item needs moving or copying from one reading list to another, for example if a module code changes, library staff must be informed of the change.  Links must not be copied and pasted to other lists.  This is to ensure compliance with the terms of the Copyright Licensing Agency HEI Licence.

Please email with details of the modules and digitised item(s) which require moving or copying, and library staff will do the rest.