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Digital Extracts Service

Guidelines for staff requesting materials


The Digital Extracts Service (DES) offers staff the opportunity to request digitisation of teaching materials for Reading Lists and Moodle. Digitised journal articles and book chapters will be available in an electronic format via Leganto and Moodle to named groups of students for set periods. 

For more information about the digitisation scheme please see our Copyright Guidance LibGuide page on Digital copying for Moodle.​

Submit your request

Digitisation Request Form

Please submit a separate form for each digitisation request.

When we receive your request, Library staff will find the most cost-effective way of providing the extract. If there are other ways of accessing the information, your Subject Librarian will discuss these with you before proceeding. 

In some cases, copyright clearance has to be obtained directly from the publisher(s) before digitisation can proceed. Times to obtain clearance vary and may take up to six weeks, occasionally longer. Therefore it is crucial that requests are made well in advance of the actual requirement. 

Inter-Library Loan Requests – Delays to delivery (updated 15 March 2024)

​The British Library was subject to a cyber incident last year and most of their systems have been offline since then. This outage includes British Library document delivery and inter-library loans services. As a result, there may be problems supplying Edinburgh Napier University inter-library loan requests and there will be delays to delivery. Currently we have no further information about the likely duration of these issues.​

General information ​​

The CLA has worked with representatives of publishers and Universities UK, GuildHE and individual HEIs to publish a Good Practice Guide on creating coursepacks.