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Reading Lists Online

How to edit and updates lists on Reading Lists Online, and how to request digitised extracts.


City, University of London holds a licence from the Copyright Licencing Agency which allows scans of published material (book chapters/extracts, journal articles, law reports, and other items) within certain constraints, the most important of which are:

  • we can scan no more than 10% of book/journal issue, or one chapter from book or journal issue (whichever is greater).
  • we must own a copy or have a copyright-cleared copy from another library.
  • the publication must be covered by the CLA licence – coverage can be checked on the CLA website.

The scanning MUST be carried out the by Digitisation Team in the library.

All digitisation requests have to be submitted via Reading lists Online. 

How to request a digitised extract

  • Open your reading list.
  • Find the reference on the reading list, then click on the three dots to the right labelled Edit item menu.
  • Select 'Request Digitisation' from the drop-down menu (second option)

A book chapter record in Reading Lists Online showing the Edit item menu open.

Managing your digitisation requests

Use the Filter drop down menu at the top of your reading list to filter the references to digitised items.  

The menu allows you to filter to:

  • digitised items, where the extract has been scanned and the PDF has already been embedded on the reading list.
  • digitisation pending - the digitisation request has recently been submitted and the digitisation team is trying to obtained the scanned document to embed on the list. 
  • No digitisation - no digitisation request were placed for these items. 

Screenshot of Reading Lists Online with Table of content, Type and Filter drop down menu. Under Filter drop down menu you can refine references to items with embedded digitised extracts, and items still waiting for scanned document.


Get help with digitisation

If you have any queries about what can be digitised or any other aspect of this service, please contact the Digitisation Team.