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Placing items in the High Demand Collection

Further information

Each subject library maintains a physical High Demand Collection of print books and other items, providing students with access to essential readings for their courses.

High Demand items are available for three hour loan.

Items in the High Demand Collection for your unit are included in Course Materials Online (CMO).

To avoid delays at the start of semester, please ensure your CMO list is submitted as early as possible.

Included in the High Demand Collection

Books and non-print items

Texts that are essential reading for a course, and therefore likely to be in high demand, are best placed in the High Demand Collection. Multiple copies of items are allowed in the High Demand Collection, depending on student numbers and access requirements.

A personal copy of a text may be placed in High Demand at the owner's risk. It may be more appropriate for extracts from the book to be digitised, however copyright restrictions may apply. Contact your subject library for more information.

Audiovisual items, music scores, and other materials may be included in the High Demand Collection if they conform with the Copyright Act 1968.

If an item is not held in our collection, you can recommend that it be purchased.

Inter-library loans

Inter-library loan items cannot be put in the High Demand Collection.

Course readers

Course readers can be placed in the High Demand Collection at the request of a lecturer. Individual articles and extracts in readers may also be digitised and added to CMO.

How to submit an item for the High Demand Collection

You can submit your list of essential readings to cmo-essential-lib@uwa.edu.au for processing. For more information please consult the CMO guide.

Updates each semester

Materials are removed from the High Demand Collection at the end of every semester, but not from your CMO list. You may submit your updated reading list to cmo-essential-lib@uwa.edu.au for any changes to be made. Before the start of each semester please ensure that you review your CMO list to ensure that the citations are still relevant.

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