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Digitised materials: Module Audits, Re-using Materials & Using Links

How to request digitised sections for your Learn modules, and the facts around allowances

Module audits

Module audits

We periodically check Learn modules to ensure scanned sections are in line with copyright requirements (i.e. have been requested via the library and have the required permissions etc.)

If we discover any problems we will contact the module leader and advise the best course of action

In many cases we will be able to bring the material in line with compliance but in some cases material will need to be removed

If you are asked to remove a section it is vital that this is done immediately, but we are here to offer guidance so usually we can help you to find a suitable alternative section or a link to an online resource.

Re-using materials

Re-using materials

If you have previously used materials in a module and wish to use them again (during the new academic year) please let us know

Even materials we have previously checked and approved require the same checks each year, and where module codes/titles change we will need to update this information

We aim to make contact during the summer months to determine which materials will be re-used so we can ensure they are checked and made available ahead of the new academic year

Important:  Please ensure access is withdrawn from materials when the module has finished (a copyright requirement)

Using Links

Using Links

If a resource is available electronically it should be linked to rather than adding the content directly to Learn.  This way you are less likely to infringe on copyright or individual license agreements.

Click here for guidance around creating and adding links to your modules