Reserves and Copyright
- the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
- the nature of the copyrighted work;
- the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
- the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
- Faculty may be limited by the number of copyrighted articles which may be digitized for electronic reserves for each course.
- Entire out-of-print books will not be digitized.
- Fair Use may apply for the digitization of up to three (3) articles from a single periodical volume, as long as these articles have not been previously placed on electronic reserve, been part of a course pack, or are already available in a library database.
- To ensure that materials are available only to authorized users, passwords will be assigned to each class for which materials are placed on electronic reserve.
- Instructors will be notified of the password when their materials are placed on electronic reserve.
- Electronic reserve documents are accessible only by instructor’s name and course title. Materials are not searchable by title, author, subject, or keyword.
- The full bibliographic citation must be visible on the first page of each document.
- At the end of each semester, an electronic reserve document will become inaccessible.
For more information about Electronic Course Reserves, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Cynthia Bentley, email@example.com.
For questions about fair use and using copyrighted works, please contact Claudia Holland, firstname.lastname@example.org at the Copyright Resources Office in the Johnson Center Library on the Fairfax Campus.
Questions about the system software should be directed to the Digital Programs and Systems Office.