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Reserve Request Form 
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E-Reserve Information For Faculty 
Reserve Policy
Copyright Guidelines for Print Reserves
Copyright Guidelines for Electronic Reserves
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The Course Reserve Collection is a temporary collection that supports the University teaching programs. The collection also contains items that have greater circulation restrictions than materials in the library's general and special collections. The reserve materials are located in the Circulation/Reserve Department on the main floor of the library. The Circulation/Reserve staff in the department provides assistance with the location or availability of reserve materials.

About Print Reserves

Faculty may complete a Reserve Request Form to place materials on Reserve.

Located behind the Circulation/Reserve Desk on Level 2 of the Library, the Reserve Collection is available during all library hours.

The Reserve Collection contains materials placed on reserve by APSU faculty as assigned or supplemental readings for their courses. High-use items such as current guides to prepare students for graduate admission tests and other qualifying tests are placed on general reserve. Most items can only be checked out for short-term use by currently registered APSU students and faculty members.

The Reserve Collection includes:

  1. Books owned by the APSU Library being used as assigned or supplemental readings for specific APSU courses.

  2. Faculty members' personal copies of materials for their courses. 

  3. Photocopies of articles to be read as specific course assignments. 

  4. Tests and problem solutions for selected APSU courses.

  5. The most current guides to help students prepare for graduate admission exams and other tests. 

  6. Selected reference sources.

About Electronic Reserves

Welcome to the F. G. Woodward Library Electronic Reserves! Upon request and in accordance with applicable policies and guidelines, the Library provides both print and electronic access to certain course materials such as class notes, exams, homework assignments, journal articles, and book excerpts. A print copy of Electronic Reserve materials will remain available at the Circulation/Reserve Desk for students in the class. The electronic version of those materials will be available via the Web 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for student access.

Electronic reserve materials are accessed through Austin The Library Catalog.  The Acrobat Reader (a free program available here) is required to view and/or print the materials.

E-Reserve Information for Faculty

Who may place materials on electronic reserve? Faculty members and instructors teaching courses at APSU.

How do I submit my request? Complete a Reserve Request Form, available via the Web and in the Circulation/Reserve Department. Indicate which materials you wish placed on Print Reserve, and which for Electronic Reserve. To request to have forms faxed or mailed to you, call  Stefanie Porter at 221-7346, 7:30a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday.

What information is needed to process my reserve request? The staff needs complete citations for all items and information identifying the faculty members and course. This information should be provided on the form.

What formats are appropriate for E-Reserve submission? Print materials, such as journal articles, book chapters, course notes, exams, problem sets, etc. These items will be scanned and made available via the Web in portable document format (PDF).

How do I prepare the print materials for E-Reserve submission? 

  1. Provide complete citations for each item to be scanned. 

  2. Provide the cleanest possible copy for scanning (library staff will photocopy materials for scanning, or scan directly from the original, if the items are owned by the APSU Library). 

  3. Originals must be 8 1/2 X 11 (inches) or smaller.

How do copyright and fair use apply to E-Reserve? Electronic reserve is an extension of traditional library services and will be provided in a manner that respects fair use rights, the rights of copyright holders, and current copyright law. In accordance with applicable policies and guidelines, the Library will not place materials on the electronic reserve system without permission if the nature, scope, or extent of copying is judged to exceed the reasonable limits of fair use.

Copyright Guidelines for Electronic Reserves

Although fair use ultimately depends on the specific facts surrounding each proposed use, the following guidelines are intended to provide direction for use of the F. G. Woodward Library's electronic reserve system.

Guidelines:

  1. All materials placed on e-reserve will be at the initiative of faculty for the non-commercial, educational usage of students. 

  2. Longer works, such as complete books, will not be copied for e-reserve service. The library will not place materials on the e-reserve system without permission if the nature, scope, or extent of copying is judged by the library to exceed the reasonable limits of fair use. 

  3. There is no charge for access; the charge for copies made by students will be limited to the nominal cost of photocopies.

  4. Copyright notice will appear on screen in the e-reserve system and on copies made of reserve readings to indicate that materials may be covered by copyright law. Appropriate citations or attributions to their sources will be included for all electronic files. 

  5. Networked access will be limited to authenticated APSU users. 

  6. Electronic files will be removed from the reserve system when they are no longer used for reserve services.

Copyright Guidelines for Print Reserve

Although fair use ultimately depends on the specific facts surrounding each proposed use, the following guidelines are intended to provide direction for use of the F. G. Woodward Library's print reserve system.

Guidelines:

  1. All materials placed on print reserve will be at the initiative of faculty for the non-commercial, educational usage of students

  2. Whenever possible, materials to be copied for print reserve will be owned by the faculty submitting them or by the library.

  3. Longer works, such as complete books, will not be copied for print reserve. The library will not reproduce materials to place on print reserve without permission if the nature, scope, or extent of copying is judged by the library to exceed the reasonable limits of fair use. 

  4. Copyright notice will appear on the first page of photocopied reserve material to indicate that materials may be covered by copyright law. Appropriate citations or attributions to their sources will be included. 

  5. At the end of each semester, print reserve material belonging to faculty members will be returned to them.