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UCLA Library is pleased to offer a Pilot Emergency Temporary Digitization on Request (PETDOR) service to support critical research needs during UCLA’s research ramp-up.
This means that Library staff are now able to process and email links to PDFs of approved articles and book chapters held in print collections in UCLA libraries. Materials available online, including those in HathiTrust, as well as Library Special Collections materials are exempt from this service.
We hope to add the digitization of entire monographs as part of the service in the next research ramp-up phase.
During the pilot phase of the digitization service, priority will be given to research requests from UCLA graduate students working under practical deadlines, followed by early-career faculty, followed by early career researchers.
If you’re not in one of the researcher categories in the pilot phase, we want you to know that our intention is to grow service capacity over time, adding additional users as we review the demand for digitization services. Assuming we are able to prioritize conditions that mitigate risk to our staff and users, we hope to add additional users before the summer ends.
As we gauge demand for the service during the pilot phase, and as the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic remain fluid, we are hopeful that we will be able to bring digitization services for instruction online for the fall quarter.
For more information about the temporary service, please see our Pilot Lending Services FAQ.
Please note: The terms and conditions of this Pilot Emergency Temporary Digitization on Request service may change. UCLA Library may require cost recovery for this service in the future.