We are happy to consider suggestions for resources to include in York Digital Library (YODL). Resources should meet one or more of our collecting principles below and be within the scope of the Digital Library. If you have any questions about whether your content would be appropriate, then please contact us.
The Digital Library aims to make its content available to both University of York users and the wider public without rights restrictions. Where this is not possible, we provide a number of options for controlling access to content, including the use of a Creative Commons Licence, or by restricting access to online use or to University of York users only.
The Digital Library's principal aim is to support and enhance learning, teaching and research at the University of York. Therefore, if your content contributes to any of these areas we will consider your collection for inclusion, providing it is within the scope of our collections.
We particularly seek to provide access to collections which span, or could be used across, multiple disciplines.
We aim to showcase content which will enhance the standing or reputation of the University of York. This may include material which requires specialist digitisation, conservation, storage or access, or has local, national or international significance.
The Digital Library is committed to keeping digital content for the long-term. We therefore seek content which is in need of digitisation because of the degradation of the original or the importance of long term preservation of the digitised or digital content.
The scope of Digital Library content includes the following broad categories:
Some types of data and service which are considered out of the current scope are:
YODL is an online service, therefore all content must be in digital form, or be able to be digitised. If your resources are in need of digitisation please contact us as we may be able to help you with this, or put you in contact with someone who can.
Please note: the Library regularly reviews its collections and reserves the right not to include, or to remove access to, items which do not meet these principles.