Purchase and Digitisation Requests

Tags indicate to students the importance of reading – required, recommended or further readings– and notify the Library that the resource requires purchase or digitisation. You can use a single tag or multiple tags. Students can filter lists by tags, e.g., to view only Required readings.

Required tag

Identifies a reading as required to students. The Required tag should be used for essential or core textbooks and readings. All physical books tagged as Required will automatically have a copy placed in the Library’s Reserve Collection.

Recommended tag

Indicates to students that a reading is useful or relevant, but not part of the required reading material for their subject.

Further readings tag

Indicates to students that these readings are available for those who wish to delve deeper into a topic.

Digitisation request tag

Notifies the Library you would like a digital version of book chapters or other physical resources within copyright compliance to be created.

Specifying a digitation request

  • Add a physical resource to your list. Click the reading to view its details and select Edit.
  • From Type select Book Chapter
  • Complete the Chapter title, Chapter Authour, Chapter Number, Start page, and End page fields.
  • Select Save and send your list to the Library (only new/updated readings will be assessed by the Library).

Purchase request tag

If a resource in your list is not available in the Library catalogue (and you have added it in by using the Citeit! widget or manually entered it) or you require another copy of an item already held in the Library catalogue, the Purchase request tag notifies the Library that you would like a copy purchased. Library staff will notify you once an order has been placed for any items tagged Purchase request, or if there is an issue.