QMU has various policies and regulations to which staff and students are expected to adhere. These include the use of institutional IT, library regulations, photocopying and scanning. You will also find links to our mission statement, collection management policy, eTheses deposit policy and others.
If you have any queries about any of these regulations of policies please contact LRCHelp@qmu.ac.uk
The Mission statement of the Queen Margaret University Library Service is to -
support teaching, learning and research across all subject areas in the University, and to provide for the information needs, whether print based, electronic or audiovisual of all staff, students and researchers.
Acceptable Use Policy
Queen Margaret University provides students and staff with access to information and communication technology and electronic resources, subject to the provisions of the Acceptable Use Policy. This can be found here.
Use of the the QMU Library service, its resources both print and electronic, and conduct when in the Learning Resource Centre are covered by the QMU Library Regulations. A copy of which is available here.
Photocopying and Scanning in Higher Education
Any photocopying or scanning undertaken by any member of the QMU community is governed by the terms of the Copyright Licensing Agency which can be found here.
A copy of the QMU Copyright Policy can be found here.
Resource Lists Policy
The purpose of this policy is to ensure that at institutional level there is a coherent, integrated approach to the communication of required reading between academic staff and students and that the library is able to meet student expectations for adequate resource provision (in accordance with the Collections Management Policy).
A copy of the Resource Lists Policy can be found here.
Collection Management Policy
This document provides guidelines for the management and maintenance of the Library’s collection of information resources, both print and electronic. It reflects the priorities of Queen Margaret University and derives goals from the Library Services Operation Plan which are in support of the academic and research strategies of the institution.
A copy of the Collection Management Policy can be found here.
eTheses Access Policy
The University mandates the deposit of all PhD, Masters and selected undergraduate dissertations and projects into the eTheses institutional repository. Access to Masters and UG dissertations is restricted to QMU staff and students.
A copy of the policy is available here.
eResearch Deposit Policy
Content may be deposited in eResearch, the University Institutional Repository for research output, in line with the terms of the eResearch Deposit Policy.
Knowledge Exchange and the use of licensed resources
The electronic resources available through the LRC - e-journals, databases and e-books, are all purchased under licence, with agreements either directly with the publisher or the negotiating agent, e.g. JISC Collections or the Scottish Higher Education Digital Library. Further information about the use of electronic resources in Knowledge Exchange can be found here.