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Scanning Service

CeDAAME is pleased to announce the launch of a new scanning service. 

You can now obtain electronic copies of all SOAS Library material (copyright permitting).  See Information Compliance Copyright Guidance for further information on copyright

Scanning is an ecologically friendly, fast and flexible way of making and storing copies of source materials used in the course of research and learning. It reduces the need for paper copies and allows you to study reference-only material on almost any computer.  Similarly, it enables reading lists to be provided electronically via the BLE and accessed off-campus.

Charges start at 5p per sheet for simple scanning. For a further 5p per sheet it may also be possible to run scans through OCR software to produce full-text searchable documents. These costs (which are in line with current photocopying rates) may be met from research funds, departmental allocation or personally. The scan will normally be a single PDF file per publication and, where possible, electronic copies of documents will be emailed; larger files may be stored on memory stick, or, for a small additional cost, a CD.

Requests for scanning should be made on a Scanning Request Form available from the library Enquiry Desk or as a PDF from

If you have any questions about the scanning service please send an email to: cedaame@soas.ac.uk