How do I place material on Reserve?
How can I Link E-Reserves to WebCT / Vista?
What formats can be submitted for reserve?
Is there a limit to the number of items that I may place on Reserve?
What is the processing time for reserve materials?
Reserve material is processed as quickly as possible. Processing time can vary depending on: when the list was submitted, availability of materials (if not submitted with the list), format of the items submitted, the number of items on the request, the completeness and accuracy included in the submission, whether or not the items meet copyright compliance and contain complete citations...
You may typically expect that...
|Material received from you...||Will be processed by the Library...|
|By the posted deadline||By the first day of the next semester.|
|During the first three weeks of the semester||Typically within 7 business days|
|After the third week of classes||Typically within 3 business days|
*Reserve materials are processed in the order in which they are received.
Can I place materials on reserve without having a course page set up?
No, our reserve software automatically sets up a course page for every reserve course.
Will I have some input into how my course page is organized?
Yes, we have the option to place materials in folders and to organize numerically or alphabetically. Your course page will be created, and then you will be contacted to review the page.
Will my course page be password protected?
Your course page will automatically be password protected if it contains copyrighted material. Your password will be included in your confirmation e-mail once the course page is created. (Not all copyrighted material can be posted. Please review our copyright guidelines http://www.library.gsu.edu/reserves/copyright.asp. ) We will also password protect pages containing non-copyrighted works upon request.
Will the library purchase books not owned by the library?
Yes. Rush orders will be considered for books not owned by the library. However, books that are rush ordered may not be available in time for your course. Please contact your subject liaison librarian to discuss these options. A list of subject liaison librarians may be viewed at http://www.library.gsu.edu/liaisons/.
Do I have the option of placing paper copies of materials such as articles and class notes on reserve?
No. Students now expect and prefer to access Reserve materials from the computer desktop. Online access allows an unlimited number of students to access the materials 24/7 from anywhere in the world.
What materials may be placed on reserve for more than one semester without obtaining copyright permission?
When should I seek copyright permission?
Who is responsible for obtaining copyright permission for reserve materials?
The instructor who is submitting the reserve materials is responsible for obtaining copyright permission as needed. Items will not be posted without proper copyright permission. The instructor may submit an original signed letter from the publisher that clearly states the item and lending requirements including the time frame for which the item will be loaned. Click here to download a sample form letter for requesting permission (Microsoft Word format). Proof of payment of royalties will also be accepted. The library is not responsible for paying royalties for reserve items.
The bookstore did not order enough copies of the textbook for my class. Can I put a photocopy of the book on reserve?
No. This is not considered fair use because it affects the marketing value of the copyright owner. The instructor may place his/her own copy of the textbook on reserve.
Can I place course packs on reserve?
Course packs will not be placed on reserve in the Library or online. By design, course packs exist to meet copyright permission requirements and are meant to be purchased by students in the course. For more information about course packs, visit http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwlst/coursepack.html.
How can my syllabus help students use reserve materials?
What happens to my reserve materials at the end of the semester?
Your personal copies will be returned to you via campus mail. Library owned copies will be returned to the stacks, and your course page will be taken down. If you would like to renew your list, please do so by the deadline.
How do I renew my material currently on Reserve?
Reserve Desk personnel will send an email to remind instructors to renew current material. Reply to that message or send an email to email@example.com. Instructors must respond by the deadline. All material will be removed from Reserve if requests are not received by the deadline. Personal material removed from Reserve will be returned to the instructor via campus mail.