Sometimes an academic will come to you and say they have a copy of the digitisation they want to use and can they use that in their reading list. Depending on the size of your team, the cost of scanning or the convenience of already having the scan you may want to allow them to upload at the point of placing the request.
- Saves the library time in locating, scanning and uploading the request
- Students will get access to scans immediately as long as cleared by copyright
- Utilising the resources that an academic has to hand
- The scan may not be good quality
- You don't know where the scan came from originally
- You lose control over what content is being used
There are two options if you decide to allow your academics to upload scans:
- Yes but force review before making live - this will refer the request to you in the library so that you can make decision if want to use the scan
- Yes - without review - this will mean as long as the request passes all other checks the scan will be used and made live on the list
These option are available under Admin - Settings - Policies and can be changed yourself.