Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (Staff)
Staff purchase requests for the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences.
We are currently prioritising purchase requests for reading list items required for Semester 1.
Restrictions on Library building occupancy and the need to quarantine items between use means that it will not be possible to provide an effective print Reserve Collection service, so our focus will continue to be on purchasing digital copies of texts where these are available.
When an e-book version cannot be sourced, and where a print copy is not already held in our collections, we shall seek to purchase a single print copy of any Key Text or Essential reading list item so that, where permitted under copyright licencing, chapters or sections may be scanned to allow the most essential content to be made available online.
We shall address non-teaching purchase requests once the Semester 1 teaching requests have been completed, so please expect a delay with this service until at least late-October. Once we resume the purchasing service for non-teaching requests, we shall attempt to source an e-book version where these are available, and where no e-book is available a single print copy will be purchased.
Course organisers - please do not use this online request form if you are using the Resource Lists service (Leganto). Your purchase requests must instead be added to your list and submitted via your resource list in Leganto:
Information about you: how we use it and with whom we share it
The information you provide will be used by the Library to progress your resource purchase request.
We will use the supplied information to contact you should there be any queries or problems with your purchase request (e.g. items out of print/not available for purchase/not available in requested format).
We will use your e-mail address to alert you once the requested item has been added to Library collections and is available for you to consult.
We are using information about you because providing you with the requested necessary literature is part of our contractual obligation.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, please contact Elize Rowan, Content Acquisition & Access Manager [Elize.Rowan@ed.ac.uk]