Scan on Demand

Overview
For Faculty
For Grad Students
For Undergraduates
FAQ
How to Get a Scan

About the Scan on Demand service

  • The Scan on Demand service let users request scans of book chapters or journal articles held at the Laurier Library Waterloo campus collection
  • This service is available to Laurier faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students

How it works?

  • The service is available to Laurier faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students
  • Users must be logged in to Omni to be presented with the scan on demand option
  • Requests for scans are placed in Omni (see How to Get a Scan)
  • Scanned items will be delivered via email (Laurier authentication is required to access the documents)

Registered with the Accessible Learning Centre

  • Students registered with the Accessible Learning Centre:
    • If you want a book chapter, a section of a book, or a journal article, then use this scan on demand service
    • If you want an entire book scanned, then please continue to request whole book scans through the Accessible Content E-Portal (ACE)

What library collections can be scanned during the pilot?

Campus Library Collections in scope for pilot
Waterloo
  • Books (circulating collection)
  • Journals (print collection)

What library collections cannot be scanned during the pilot?

Campus Library Collections out of scope for pilot
Waterloo
  • Newspapers
  • Government publications
  • Microfilm/microfiche
  • Reference collection
  • Music scores
Kitchener
  • Not available at this time
Brantford
  • Not available at this time
Annex
  • Not available at this time

Why might a Scan on Demand request be cancelled?

A request may be rejected for the following reasons:

  • the item selected is not available for scanning
  • the amount of pages requested exceeds copyright limitations

How can I get help when I receive a cancellation message about copyright?

  • If your item was cancelled for copyright reasons, you may need to reduce the number of pages requested. See our copyright page.

Uploading into MyLearningSpace?

  • Items requested via the Library's Scan on Demand service are for individual use only.
  • If you wish to include a scanned item in your MyLS course please submit your request via the Library E-Reserves system
  • The Library will ensure that items are copyright approved and adhere to accessibility standards

Using it with ARES

  • Items requested via the library Scan on Demand service are for individual use only.
  • If you wish to include a scanned item in your course reserves please submit your request via the Library E-Reserves system
  • The Library will ensure that items are copyright approved and adhere to accessibility standards.

Getting help from my subject librarian?

How can I share my thoughts about the Scan on Demand service?

Registered with the Accessible Learning Centre

Graduate students registered with the Accessible Learning Centre:

  • If you want a book chapter, a section of a book, or a journal article, then use this scan on demand service
  • All scans will be OCRed
  • If you need tagged PDFs, please email mweiler@wlu.ca or use the online form and ask for instructions on how to request tagged PDFs
  • If you want an entire book scanned, then please continue to request whole book scans through the Accessible Content E-Portal (ACE)

How can I get help when I receive a cancellation message about copyright?

  • If your item was cancelled for copyright reasons, you may need to reduce the number of pages requested. See our copyright page.

Getting help from my subject librarian?

How can I share my thoughts about the Scan on Demand service?

Registered with the Accessible Learning Centre

Undergraduate students registered with the Accessible Learning Centre:

  • If you want a book chapter, a section of a book, or a journal article, then use this scan on demand service
  • All scans will be OCRed
  • If you need tagged PDFs, please email mweiler@wlu.ca or use the online form and ask for instructions on how to request tagged PDFs
  • If you want an entire book scanned, then please continue to request whole book scans through the Accessible Content E-Portal (ACE)

How can I get help when I receive a cancellation message about copyright?

  • If your item was cancelled for copyright reasons, you may need to reduce the number of pages requested. See our copyright page.

Getting help from my subject librarian?

How can I share my thoughts about the Scan on Demand service?

Table of contents

Question 1. How can I share my thoughts about the Scan on Demand service?

  • What are problems with the library Scan on Demand service?
  • What are things about the Scan on Demand service we should keep?
  • What accessibility areas need the most attention?
  • Let us know: Library Scan on Demand service feedback

Question 2. How will my item be delivered?

  • All items requested through the Scan on Demand service will be delivered to you in PDF format via email.
  • You will need to authenticate using your Laurier account to download the scanned file.

Question 3. Why was my Scan on Demand request cancelled for copyright reason?

  • If your item has been cancelled for copyright reasons you may need to reduce the number of pages requested or the item may not be eligible for scanning.
  • Please refer to the library's Copyright page for details. If you require further information please contact Vera Fesnak at vfesnak@wlu.ca.

Question 4. What information do I need to provide to place a Scan on Demand request?

  • The Library's Scan on Demand service involves us retrieving a physical copy from select locations at the Waterloo campus library, then using a scanner to digitize a section of the item.
  • In order do this effectively, Graduate students or Laurier faculty need to provide the following information through the Omni request form:
    • Title of book chapter or article
    • Author of book chapter or article
    • Start page
    • End page
    • Comments that might help the library with your scan request
    • Date after which your scan request is no longer required

Question 5. Why can’t I find the Scan on Demand option in Omni?

  • Currently the Scan on Demand service is only available to undergraduate, graduate students, and Laurier faculty who are logged in to Omni
  • The scanning option is only displayed on items that are the Waterloo campus library.
    • For example, a book only located at the Brantford campus library will not display the Scan on Demand request option

Question 6. Can archival materials be scanned?

  • The Laurier Archives and Special Collections is not available for in-building reesearch appointments at this time
  • If you would like to request a scan from the Archival or Special Collections please email libarch@wlu.ca outlining the details your research interest

Question 7. What accessibility features will be part of the PDFs?

  • All scans will be OCRed
  • If you need tagged PDFs, please email mweiler@wlu.ca or use the online form and ask for instructions on how to request tagged PDFs

Instructions for placing a Scan on Demand request

Step 1. Find a book that is held by the Waterloo campus library

  • The service is only available for items held at the Waterloo campus library, with some exceptions (e.g., rare books)

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Step 2. Be sure you are signed in to Omni

  • Currently, the scanning service is only available to Laurier faculty and graduate students, so be sure to sign in

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Step 3. Select the scan section button

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Step 4. Complete the form

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