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Copyright and Fair Use: For Faculty - Course Reserves

Electronic Reserves

If you are submitting materials for electronic reserves:

(a)    Provide a hard copy, emailed PDF copy, or full citations that include the original copyright notice and attribution;

(b)   For material from books or hard copy journals where no electronic version is owned, we will scan articles or chapters following the fair use guidelines;

(c)    We will seek permission if the amount of material being posted would exceed fair use.

(d)   The library may refuse to post material if in our judgment it would exceed fair use and we are unable to obtain permission from the copyright holder. 

The library follows the fair use guidelines for electronic reserves; if you submit an electronic reserves request and the Library determines that it does not meet fair use guidelines, we submit materials to the Copyright Clearance Center to request copyright permission and pay any associated copyright fees. It is possible, but unlikely, that a copyright holder will not grant permission. In this case, the Library can work with the faculty member to determine alternate resources, or the faculty member can choose to have students purchase individual copies of the item.

How do my students access eReserves?

The library uses a system called Ares for electronic reserves. Ares is integrated with eLearn. For more information on enabling Ares within a course eLearn site, please visit the IT Knowledgebase. Please note that students MUST access ereserves through eLearn.

Physical Reserves

Any physical books, video recordings, sound recordings, or print journals held by the library may be placed on reserve. Personal copies of books, video recordings, or sound recordings you purchased may also be placed on reserve. When it is determined that a reserve request exceeds fair use, the library will seek permission from the copyright owner.


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