Placing Items on e-Reserves
Guidelines for Placing Materials in Electronic Course Reserves
About Electronic Course Reserves:
- Access to Electronic Course Reserves is limited to currently enrolled students and to instructors and staff responsible for the course or the electronic system.
- Items may be retrieved by course number or instructor name but not by author or title of the work.
- Electronic course reserves will be limited to single articles or chapters or other small portions of a work. Entire works will not be included without prior permission.
- All material submitted for electronic reserves must include appropriate citations or attributions to their sources. All electronic reserve items will display the following Section 108 (f) (1) notice:
Under certain conditions specified in the United States Copyright law (Title 17, United States Code) libraries and archives may be authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction may not be 'used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research.' One copy may be made for scholarly purposes. No further reproduction, transmission, or electronic distribution of this material is permitted unless copyright fees are paid.
- Only materials that are lawfully owned or licensed by the library or the instructor will be placed on Electronic Course Reserves. This includes articles found in the library’s subscription databases.
- In accordance with fair use, copyrighted materials supplied by faculty members will be placed on electronic reserves for one semester without obtaining permission. Thereafter Electronic Course Reserves will not include any copyrighted material unless the faculty member has obtained official permission to use the copy from the authorized owner (or through the Copyright Clearance Center). A sample letter is available on the library’s web page.
- Items that do not require copyright permission:
- lecture notes;
- items for which the instructor owns or has already secured copyright permission (with appropriate documentation);
- government publications;
- items in the public domain.
- Items that will be placed on electronic reserve if copyright permission is secured:
- multiple articles from the same journal issue;
- more than one chapter of a book;
- a single article or chapter of a book that has been used the previous semester by the same instructor for the same course.
- Items that will not be placed on electronic reserve:
- course packs (unless copyright permissions for each item have been obtained in advance).
- consumables (materials such as workbooks or exercises intended for a single use only).