Reserves are books and materials placed on non-circulating or short-term loan periods at an instructor’s request so that all students in the class may have an opportunity to read or review the material. Most of these materials are non-circulating and shelved on the class reserve area around the circulation desk. . Members of the faculty, administration, or library staff can reserve the materials by completing the Instructor Course Reserve form.
The purpose of a reserve collection is to:
Several of the general principles that govern the acquisition of materials for the Ralph D. Winter Library system support the use of the material in the course reserve system. In particular:
The Library’s course reserve systems are a traditional library service that will be provided in a manner that respects the rights of copyright holders and the limitations to those rights as specified in current copyright law.
Ralph D. Winter Library guidelines on copying for course reserve reading services derive from the fair use provisions of the copyright law of the United States as found in Section 107 of Title 17 of the United States Code. Section 107 expressly permits the making of multiple copies for classroom use under certain circumstances. Such educational copying is one of the six illustrative examples of acceptable fair use given in the section. The text of Section 107 is:
Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies, phonorecords or by any other means specified in that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include:
The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.
The Library reserves the right to refuse to place on course reserve any material that it feels may violate these copyright guidelines.
Course reserves are materials (including books, journal articles and/or photocopies, electronic resources, instructional equipment and non-book items) chosen by the instructors to support class instruction. The materials are maintained in a different section within a library or are made available electronically as e-reserves, and access to the material is more restricted than for items in general circulation.
The Faculty will:
The Library will:
Each library provides reserve services for the courses in the colleges or departments for which it has primary collection responsibility. Please contact the appropriate library if circumstances warrant placing materials on reserve at different or multiple libraries.
Electronic Reserve (e-reserve) – Typically journal articles, book chapters, syllabi, practice exams, etc. will be placed on e-reserve either as links to licensed resources or as PDF files. In-library Reserve – Books, Take Note, course packets, videos, DVDs, etc. are held at the library’s circulation or reserve desk or are shelved in a separate location for ease of use. Legally made photocopies provided by faculty can also placed on in-library reserve.
If material is unavailable from any Ralph D. Winter Library, it will either need to be supplied by the instructor or purchased by the library. It may take several weeks or more for the library to obtain materials. Material supplied by the instructor will be returned at the end of the quarter.
The library is not responsible for damage to personal material placed on reserve. Submitting items for scanning - If permitted by the OU course reserve guidelines, the library can scan material for electronic reserve. Materials must be clear and readable with no black margins, on 8 1/2' x 11' paper, single-sided, and free of staples. Submitting PDF files - If permitted by the OU course reserve guidelines, documents that are already in PDF format may be submitted for course reserve as an e-mail attachment. You will still need to complete a reserve request form.
Most libraries offer a range of loan periods to suit the needs of the instructor. Typically, print or other physical materials will be placed on 2-hour reserve.
The Library uses a guideline of one copy of a title for students for items on in-library reserve.
The library will make every effort to have all requested items available as soon as possible. In order to provide equal service to everyone, reserve lists will be processed in order of receipt. There is frequently a backlog of requests to process, especially at the beginning of the quarter. By indicating the date needed, the library may prioritize the most important materials on a particular list to better meet the course needs.
Remember that some material can only be placed on reserve with the permission of the copyright owner. It can take four weeks or longer to secure permission. You should account for time to secure permission when calculating your time.
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