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Reading Lists and Copyright Cleared Content: Welcome

Information for Academic Staff

We can help and advise you in building and developing your reading lists. The Content and Discovery Team can provide training and support on how to create and edit reading lists using the Online Reading Lists system, and Academic Librarians can advise and support you in finding and selecting content.

Copyright Cleared content sits in your Online Reading Lists allowing both academics and students with the ease of viewing all of the teaching materials in one place. All scans have been created using software that allows them to be read out loud using specialist software.

Need help?

  • One-to-One training - we will visit your office and help guide you through the process of creating your own Online Reading List and requesting Copyright Cleared Content (this takes 45-60 minutes)
  • We can run workshops for groups of academics to attend and learn more about the benefits of Online Reading Lists and Copyright Cleared Content
  • Presentations at College Away Day conferences and other Learning and Teaching events - we regularly participate and show academics the benefits of using our systems


For more information and assistance contact the Content & Discovery Team:

For information on creating and editing your Reading Lists

For help adding digitised Copyright Clearance Content

Or speak to your Academic Librarian about resource availability:

Academic Librarian webpage


Academic Year 2019-2020


How we can help you...


Reading Lists: We can show you how to add, edit and amend your module’s online reading list so that books, e-books, journals and electronic resources are available for your students. We can assist you with this process.

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Copyright Clearance Content: We can digitise journal articles and book chapters and add them to your lists; allowing students to access, download and print high quality digitisations. We can advise you on what is legally allowed under the terms of the University's copyright licences

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Your academic librarian is happy to help you find and check the key sources of information for your reading lists; current books and e-books and journal articles which are available in print or electronically.  We can also advise you when new editions of titles become available

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The Benefits of Reading Lists and Copyright Cleared Content

Benefits Online Reading Lists Copyright Cleared Content



  • Allows collection and organisation teaching materials in one place
  • Wide variety of teaching tools available including library catalogue and collections; Copyright Cleared Content;  websites; Box of Broadcast (UK & NI only)
  • In-browser bookmark adds resources and links to a personal bookmark account
  • Online Reading Lists rolled over every year so minimum need for updating
  • Support and training given throughout
  • Peace of mind knowing that your digitisation requests will be copyright compliant
  • Additional chapters or articles are possible thanks to our Second Extract Permission Service.
  • With our CLA Licence most print books / journals can be digitised regardless of whether the item is in stock or not in stock
  • We purchase British Library digitised copies of articles not in library stock
  • High quality scanning
  • Usage stats of CCC - evaluate the use and efficacy of your digitised readings
  • Help, support and demonstrations can be provided



  • Access to recommended books, journals and websites together with optional guidance notes from lecturers
  • Extra learning resources through Copyright Cleared Content and Box of Broadcast
  • Immediate interaction via Course Resources
  • Accessible on all devices via the internet
  • Checking of Library availability across all University libraries
  • Facility to add personal study notes
  • Click the 'VIEW ONLINE' button to immediately see the Copyright Cleared Content - simple and quick to use
  • Digitised readings can be viewed wherever and whenever on most devices
  • The download feature enables reading whilst offline
  • Scanned using Optical Character Recognition software (OCR) makes the document searchable and can be read-aloud with the appropriate software


 The University

  • Enhances the student learning experience, as reflected in the NSS and HER returns
  • Helps create continuity for teaching for student expectations
  • Better management of Library collection and budget expenditure
  • Promotes teaching excellence and engagement
  • We are regulated by the Copyright Licensing Agency and ensures that the Copyright Cleared Content is legal
  • Additional copyright permission is also sought for articles not covered by the CLA remit
  • Unlimited storage capacity – everything is stored in the Cloud
  • Copyright Cleared Content is available for all students covered under the HESA returns
  • Enhances the student learning experience, as reflected in the NSS and HER returns