Canvas makes it possible to compile a reading list for each course. Adding PDF files of publications gives students of this course the option to print all PDF files in a single volume (a reader). Such a printed reader can be ordered in the web shop of our repro supplier Canon.
Uploading PDF files is not mandatory. A list of information about books and articles from such sources as the library catalogue and (if available) a link to the full text may also suffice. In that case, however, students will not be able to order a printed reader. They will have to click through to the material you referred them to.
Please follow the steps below to create a reading list.
As soon as the reading list is ready – no later than 15 working days prior to the start of the course – click on SEND TO LIBRARY.
The University Library's reader coordinator will check the reading list within five working days. Once everything has been approved, the list will be made available to students until the end of the academic year. You will be notified of this.
Students will then be able to order a printed reader with all the PDF files you uploaded. When a lecturer compiles a reader, all of their colleagues will be provided with a copy automatically and free of charge. Additional copies for lecturers can be ordered from the Canon web shop, specifying a cost centre number. Canon will supply these readers to the home or work address or to one of the following collection points within five working days:
If your reading list only contains items without a PDF file, you will be able to edit or delete existing items or add new items without a PDF file as you see fit.
If your reading list contains one or more items with a PDF file, these will be locked by the University Library after checking. In such cases, editing will only be allowed in consultation with your local reader coordinator.
It is possible to reuse a reading list from the previous academic year.
The use of copyright-protected material for education purposes is stipulated in the Easy Access regulation, which has been in effect since 1 January 2017. The regulation differentiates between short and long extracts. The UvA pays for the use of short excerpts on an annual basis; these do not have to be specified separately. For long excerpts, prior permission needs to be requested via the web portal of Stichting UvO. Please get in touch with your reader coordinator or on-site contact person for the customer number and login code for your faculty. Payment for long excerpts is arranged through the University Library. Faculties will not be sent a separate invoice for these.
There are some exceptions to the Easy Access regulation, extracts from which can therefore be used without citation:
Students only see the list once the library employee has approved it. So first send the list via the Send to Library button. You will receive an email as soon as the list is approved.
Your citation has been disapproved, because you have added a PDF that according to copyright rules may not be distributed in education. Read more about Copyright.
Please contact the reader coordinator of your faculty.
See the information on this web page about Reusing a reading list from the previous year.
No, it is not mandatory to upload a PDF. If you want to make it possible for students to order a printed copy, then it is necessary to upload a PDF.
Once the Library has approved and published the reading list, the status changes to 'Published' and students can use the list.
If you have any problems importing, downloading or ordering readers, please contact your reader coordinator or Ask the Library.
Reader Coordinators and contacts on location
|Amsterdam Law School||Arnolf van Asperen||
020 525 4967
|Faculty of Economics
020 525 2403
|Faculty of Humanities||Gijs Rood||
020 525 7628
|Faculty of Humanities||Andreja Lekic||
020 525 2242
|Faculty of Social and
020 525 2403
|Faculty of Science||Gijs Rood||020 525 7628|