Create Your Own eReadings: Library Scanner Now Available to Instructors

Many electronic articles and ebooks provided by the University Library feature stable links that can be used to create bSpace Citation Lists and offer course readings online, and the Library encourages instructors to link to subscription eReadings whenever possible.

In the event that an online copy does not exist, a self-use scanner is now also available to faculty members and instructors (or their proxies) in Moffitt Library. The scanner features a document feeder and image tray, allows black/white and color scanning, automatically performs optical character recognition (OCR) to make items screen-reader accessible, and is connected to a computer station so that PDFs can be easily uploaded to bSpace, email, or a storage device in just a few easy steps.

The eReadings Self-Scan station is located in Doe/Moffitt Instructional Services in 302 Moffitt (just east of the Information Desk). Detailed instructions for use are provided at the machine. The scanner is available between 9 am – 4 pm, Monday through Friday, on a first-come first-served basis. Assistance is available Monday-Thursday,between 9 -12 , but can also be scheduled outside those hours byappointment. Please contact Zariah Tackitt (510-643-9959) for more information.

For assistance in creating customized eReadings lists, contact Char Booth, E-Learning Librarian (510-643-9958) or Jennifer Dorner, Head of Doe/Moffitt Instructional Services (510-768-7059).

Please be advised that because of copyright implications, the Library cannot scan materials for you, nor can we provide legal advice regarding Fair Use. For more information about the use of copyrighted materials, please visit the University of California Copyright Education website.