Over 70 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have now signed up to use the Digital Content Store (DCS) for their digitisation needs and reporting requirements, with HEI users now representing 50% of the total HE scanning return.
Every academic year HEIS must report the scanned and digitally copied content, which has been used in their institution, to CLA; this can be a lengthy and administrative process. However, copies that are uploaded to the DCS are automatically reported, significantly reducing the data burden on HEIs by eliminating the need for manual census reporting.
71 HEIs are now benefiting from the system, with over 120,000 content items uploaded into the DCS.
The system, launched in July of last year, has fast become a richly populated content platform for Higher Education (HE) users, with over 1.2 million student downloads of content and 45% of full-time students in the UK now accessing CLA licensed content for their courses via secure DCS links.
We continue to improve the DCS as part of our mission to make copyright simple for HE library staff, creating valuable efficiencies through a more streamlined digital course pack creation process. In this, we can support HEIs in delivering their teaching and learning objectives by ensuring that the essential content students need is available anywhere, at any time, on any device.