Digitised Content at
Falmouth University
Christina Lake
TADC Workshop
05/03/14
christina.lake@fxpus.ac.uk
Background
• In-house digitisation service for Falmouth
University and University of Exeter,
Penryn Campus
• Transferred t...
Challenges: Rollover and Reporting

• PDFs sent to straight
academics
• No record of module
• No mechanism for tracking
wh...
Challenges: Compliance with CLA
• Proliferation of checks to be carried out
• Demonstrating compliance
• Clarity for staff...
Challenges: Maintaining in-house system
•
•
•

Reliant on support from one person
Different authentication screen
In need ...
TADC Business Case
• Improving management of scans
• Speeding up request and scanning
process
• Synergy with Reading List ...
Benefits
•
•
•
•

Processing scans – smoother and quicker
Speedy delivery to lecturers
Ability to deal with peak demand
Nu...
Benefits

• Availability of usage statistics
• Additional information eg number of
scans rejected
Issues with new system
•

Student numbers – inaccurate/ unknown when
lists being set up

•

Restrictions on PDFs
• Downloa...
Other issues
•

Reading list integration

•

Still using old systems for Exeter scans

•

Dealing with changes to US publi...
Hopes for the future
• Smooth rollover and process for
contacting lecturers
• Greater integration with reading list
rollov...
Any Questions?
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Christina Lake - Falmouth University - Talis Aspire Digitised Content

  1. 1. Digitised Content at Falmouth University Christina Lake TADC Workshop 05/03/14 christina.lake@fxpus.ac.uk
  2. 2. Background • In-house digitisation service for Falmouth University and University of Exeter, Penryn Campus • Transferred to library in 2010 • In-house system (Dig-Res) developed for managing scans • All Exeter scans added to PackTracker
  3. 3. Challenges: Rollover and Reporting • PDFs sent to straight academics • No record of module • No mechanism for tracking which scans still in use • Time consuming inventory of VLE to update records
  4. 4. Challenges: Compliance with CLA • Proliferation of checks to be carried out • Demonstrating compliance • Clarity for staff over what is permitted
  5. 5. Challenges: Maintaining in-house system • • • Reliant on support from one person Different authentication screen In need of more development e.g. request form, usage statistics
  6. 6. TADC Business Case • Improving management of scans • Speeding up request and scanning process • Synergy with Reading List Module • Making requesting easy for staff • Getting away from being “Copyright Police”
  7. 7. Benefits • • • • Processing scans – smoother and quicker Speedy delivery to lecturers Ability to deal with peak demand Number of scans processed doubled in first nine months
  8. 8. Benefits • Availability of usage statistics • Additional information eg number of scans rejected
  9. 9. Issues with new system • Student numbers – inaccurate/ unknown when lists being set up • Restrictions on PDFs • Downloading to tablets/ iPads/ Editing/ Expiring • Additional log-ins
  10. 10. Other issues • Reading list integration • Still using old systems for Exeter scans • Dealing with changes to US publishers
  11. 11. Hopes for the future • Smooth rollover and process for contacting lecturers • Greater integration with reading list rollover • More online-friendly access • More staff engagement via Reading List system
  12. 12. Any Questions?

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