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Collections Strategies

A guide to services and resources provided by the Collections Strategies team.

Requesting Course Materials

The library will continue to offer an electronic course resource support model to provide students with safe and equitable access to the materials they need for their courses. The library will work with you to make course materials available via Leganto/Moodle to provide electronic access for your students.

In some cases, availability or copyright restrictions may not permit us to place electronic resources in Leganto or Moodle. In those cases, we are happy to assist you with finding alternatives.

Complete the Library Material Request Form to request the library identify or purchase an eBook to make available to all students

Suggest a Purchase*

Alternatively, locate the specific item record in the catalog and select Purchase Request under the "How to get it" section. This will autofill the fields on the form.

What to Expect

  • Library staff will check holdings and purchase options for a multi-user eBook
  • The library system will send an email to notify you once the eBook is available, so you have the link available for your course(s).
  • You have the additional option of requesting the library add the eBook to a course reading list, which is discoverable in the catalog and searchable via Moodle
  • If a multi-user eBook is unavailable, we will contact you and recommend requesting select chapters from the book through ILL, or we can purchase a print edition for physical course reserves. 

Est. Service Time

eBook: 2-3 Days
Physical Book: 4 Weeks

* Please note that you will need to sign in to your library account in order to access these forms.

Complete the Book Chapter & Article Request form to request a digital scan of a book chapter or article through InterlibraryLoan/Document Delivery. 

Book Chapter & Article Request

What to Expect

  • Library staff will either scan sections from materials in the library or request them from another library
    • Can typically request ~3 chapters from a book
  • Once the request is complete, library staff will send you a link
  • Faculty will be responsible for sharing the link with students and addressing any copyright considerations

Est. Service Times

Book Chapter: 2-3 Days
Article: 2-3 Days

! - FILM & AUDIO - !

Information about our new video digitization request process can be found on the How to Find Videos Guide

What to Expect

  • Library staff will explore if we can legally digitize the film for your course
  • If the request can be filled, library staff will send a link to the streaming video for your course in Moodle.

Please note, if a DVD must be purchased to fulfill the digitization request, this will prolong the processing time.

Est. Service Times

Streaming: 3-5 Days
Digitization: 2-4 Weeks

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Mailing Address: Davidson College - E.H. Little Library, 209 Ridge Road, Box 5000, Davidson, NC 28035