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Materials from the library's general collection or brought in by faculty for use as supplements to their classes are available via Course Reserves. Reserve materials generally circulate to students in a specific class for short periods of time. (top)
To search for a course reserve item, go to the "Course Reserves" tab in the online catalog and search by instructor, course name or course number. Course reserve items may be requested at the library's circulation desk. (top)
Library staff will
The Reserve Collection is heavily used and in order to provide optimum service to the students, the following steps for placing items on Reserve should be followed:
1.) Submit one Reserve list form for each class. A Reserve list form may be obtained at the Circulation Desk. You may also e-mail your request to Aaron Morgan, firstname.lastname@example.org. Whichever method you choose, the following information should be included:
2) If the material is from the library's collection, please supply the call number and title when possible.
3) If material from your personal library is being used, please provide the library with the same title given to the students. Consistency is critical in locating and providing the right material to the students.
4.) Questions may be directed to Aaron Morgan at 296-6235 or e-mail email@example.com.
Materials are generally removed from reserve at the end of each term. Library items are returned to the shelves & your personal items are returned to you or made available for pickup. (top)
Yes, the library has the ability to direct students from either course to the appropriate item.
Many copyright and fair use issues surround Course Reserves. Faculty
should consult the University Copyright Policy and Guidelines. Lemieux
Library policy for course reserves is shaped by the University
Copyright Policy and Guidelines; the four fair use factors; as well as
guidelines and information found in U.S.
Copyright Office: Information Circulars and Factsheets: Circular 21:
Reproductions of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians.
The guidelines found in Circular 21
state the minimum standards of educational fair use and embody three
standards: brevity, spontaneity, and cumulative effect. The guidelines
are not intended to limit the types of copying permitted under the
standards of fair use...[sic] There may be instances in which copying
which does not fall within the guidelines stated [sic] may nonetheless
be permitted under the criteria of fair use.
You can obtain copyright directly from the publisher or use the Copyright Clearance Center. Reprographics staff can also assist you to obtain copyright permission. (top)
No. Copies cannot repeat from quarter to quarter, or, whenever the class is next held without a letter of permission from the copyright holder. (top)
A single copy can be made of the following:
However, there are limits (i.e. brevity) that should also be applied.
Multiple copies can fall under fair use, but the following factors need to be considered:
This scenario falls under the guidelines of spontaneity. An item can be copied and placed on reserve under the following conditions:
No. Repeated photocopies, from one journal, or multiple chapters from a book on reserve needs copyright permission.
If the library owns the journal or book, or the faculty member has a personal copy of the journal issue or book, we recommend putting the entire issue or entire book on reserve. The student then has the option to read or photocopy material as needed. (top)
No. This would seem to be a creation of an anthology. Copying should never be a substitute for the purchase of books, publishers reprints or periodicals.
You should consider using a course pack and obtain copyright permission. (top)
No. This would seem to be a creation of an anthology. Not more than one short poem, article, story, essay or two excerpts may be copied from the same author, nor more then 3 from the same collective work or periodical volume during on class term. Copying should not be used to create, replace, or substitute for anthologies, compilations, or collective works. (top)
No. Since these types of consumable materials are often created for the educational market and for student use, photocopying would go against Fair Use. These materials are created to be used once and then replaced. Photocopying would affect the market for the copyright holder.
Yes, the library collection of videos and DVDs may be put on reserve. If an instructor owns a commercially produced video this may also be put on reserve. (top)
No. This would be breaking the copyright. The copyright owner has exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute or sell the program. Reproduction would affect the market for the copyright holder. (top)
Yes, video and DVD players are available in the library near the Circulation Desk. (top)
This is a grey area. The main issue is whether showing a video is considered classroom use or public performance. As long as you are using the video is viewed in the classroom, or assigned to be viewed or checked out of the library for class assignment, you are most likely within the bounds of fair use.
If you have further questions about Course Reserves, please contact Aaron Morgan at 296-6235 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.