Answered By: Sharon Nangle Last Updated: Aug 25, 2015 Views: 30
Thank you for taking the time to complete a "You said, We did" card recently. We're pleased that you think we're doing a great job, always good to hear!
We'd agree with your views regarding writing in Library books, and we discourage this for a number of reasons:
- It can be very distracting trying to read a book which someone else had highlighted or annotated;
- We are required to only use "clean copies" when we are asked to scan chapters/pages for reading lists;
- Sometime the University needs to digitise items for some students, these must also come from clean copies.
Where we have been confident of who is responsible, the individuals concerned are contacted and appropriately reprimanded. This can involve proportionate disciplinary action (which can be included in academic transcripts) including financial penalties. Some of these people have shown significant remorse when challenged about highlighting, and were genuinely surprised that this was something they shouldn't do, and are unaware of how detrimental their actions can be for others.
Thanks for bringing this issue to our attention. If you experience particular problems with any of our books, please bring these books to the attention of Library staff.
Academic Liaison Librarian