Requesting Digitization of Course Readings to Support Teaching

Faculty and GEs may find that scanning material and providing access through Canvas makes more sense than asking students to access print material, especially if the class is being delivered as hybrid or remote learning. In support of this, UO Libraries will scan required readings for courses upon instructor request.  All files will be delivered through ILLiad, our request management software, and can be shared via Canvas. Please set up your ILLiad account prior to submitting scanning requests.

How to request single journal articles and book chapters:

  • Log directly in to ILLiad and complete the Scanning Request form.

How to request multiple journal articles and/or book chapters:

  • Use this Qualtrics form to upload your course syllabus or required reading list.
  • Include complete citations and assignment due dates. 
  • Clearly indicate which readings are required and optional.

Due to limited resources and copyright compliance considerations, please keep in mind:

    • We are only scanning print material. If you need streaming media to support your teaching, contact your Subject Specialist Librarian to discuss options.
    • We are only scanning required readings; this is intended to serve the same perpose as print reserves.
    • Scanning requests will be prioritized by assignment due dates.
    • Files will not exceed more than one reading assignment or 20% of the book, whichever is less. If you need more scanned, contact your Subject Specialist Librarian to discuss options for purchasing or licensing electronic content. 
    • Please plan ahead and submit requests early. Files will be delivered at least one week prior to the assignment due date if the request is received at least two weeks in advance and material is readily available.
    • All personal material brought into the library for scanning will be quarantined for six days before processing.

    Copyright Statement

    The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries are authorized to create a photocopy or other reproduction of copyrighted material for its patrons or the patrons of other libraries. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research. If a patron submits a request for and later uses a photocopy or reproduction provided by a library for purposes in excess of fair use, they may be liable for copyright infringement. UO Libraries reserves the right to refuse to submit duplication requests to other libraries if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would result in a violation of copyright law.

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