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Strategy and Policies

The Library and Learning Resources aims to support and develop all University students, staff and researchers by providing access to excellent learning resources and information services.

LLR Strategy: Towards 2025 >

A Connected Community: A Library at the Heart of the University


Our Policies

Collection Development Policy

The Library and Learning Resources Collection Development Policy provides a framework for the management and development of our electronic and print collections.

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Copyright Policy

Copyright provides legal protection for an author/creator of original work; this includes literary, artistic, dramatic and musical works, films, and sound recordings. If a work is copyrighted, then people cannot copy or adapt such materials without the permission of whoever owns the copyright, or by adhering to the relevant licences or legal exceptions.  UWTSD is committed to acknowledging and protecting copyright, whether it is owned by the University, its employees, students, or third parties.

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Customer Charter

We aim to work collaboratively and in partnership with our customers to offer innovative and effective learning spaces, facilities and resources, both onsite and online. Our Customer Charter is founded upon our values and commitments, it summarises what you can expect from us.

Customer Charter >

Donations Policy

The Library is grateful for offers of donations but, in order to maintain a high quality, relevant collection, we regret that we cannot accept everything offered to us. Please check our Donations Policy for further details.

Donations Policy >

Open Access Policy

University Policy endorsed by Council welcomes efforts by and further encourages UWTSD’s researchers to make their work available online, free to the reader, as soon as possible after publication.

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Online Resource List Policy

Library and Learning Resources is committed to working in partnership with colleagues in academic departments, to provide the best possible range of information resources, within budgetary constraints, to support them and their students. 

Online Resource List Policy >

Repository Takedown Policy

All materials deposited within the UWTSD Repository are made available in accordance with publisher policies and/or with permission from rights holders.

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