Canvas makes it possible for lecturers 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 selected by the lecturer.
Please follow the steps below to create a reading list.
As soon as the reading list is ready – at least 10 working days prior to the start of the course – click on LIBRARY REVIEW.
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. 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.
You can move items within a reading list.
Hover with the mouse over the item until a blue bar appears. Click on the up or down arrow to move. Or click on the blue bar, hold the mouse button and drag the item to the right location.
You can link to one specific item of a reading list in an Assignment in Canvas
It is possible to reuse a reading list from the previous academic year, if you were the lecturer or one of the lecturers.
If you were not one of the lecturers, contact your reader coordinator of your faculty. He or she can make the reading list findable and reusable for you.
Students may order a printed copy of the reader:
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 Library Review 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.
Count on 10 working days. In some cases it will be faster, depending on the workload. In quiet periods, copyright approval by the Library takes a maximum of 2 days; preparing the printed reader for the Canon webshop takes 5 working days.
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|