Submitting your content to be bulk uploaded

You can send CLA any existing digitised files that you wish to be available on the DCS and we will bulk upload the content on the DCS for you. The easiest way to do this is through a CLAcloud account, so if you wish to have your files uploaded let us know the email address you would like to use for the CLAcloud account.

We will then email you your login details and a link to the CLAcloud. When you first log on to the CLAcloud, you will see a folder we have shared with you. This is the folder where you will upload all of your content.


If some of the PDFs you would like to upload have cover notices, CLA will be able to remove these for you. To enable us to do this, you will need to separate your files into folders to indicate how many cover notices they have. For example, some PDFs may have a cover notice from the British Library in addition to the CLA cover notice therefore would need to be put into a folder named '2 cover notices'. We have seen some instances where the cover notices are at the end of the document also. If this is the case you can label the folder '1 cover notice at front 1 at back'. As long as the folders are clearly labelled, we will be able to remove them.


You do not need to upload the files one by one or in small amounts at a time. The CLAcloud allows you to drag and drop a large number of files in one go.

The default storage on the CLAcloud will be 5GB. If you are going to exceed this limit, email us and we will increase the limit for you.

Once you have finishing adding your files to the CLAcloud, please email us at to let us know. You will also need to complete the DCS load file spreadsheet, which you can read about here.

Please let us know if any of your files are password protected. We will need these passwords to allow us to open the files and remove the cover notices.

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