Course reserves are an important cost-saving measure for students, and are provided in partnership by the college, library, and instructors.
Milne Library offers two methods to share course reserves with your students:
You should clearly indicate to your students whether you have used the E-Reserve or Physical reserve system for your classes. We recommend including a link to this Course Reserves for Students guide in your syllabus.
Electronic Course Reserves, or E-Reserves, deliver access to digital or scanned digitized course readings and other materials online at the E-Reserves page and via the Blackboard course shell.
Faculty can request or upload E-Reserve items using the E-Reserves Request Form.
Please allow up to two weeks for your e-reserves request to be processed and your materials to be made available online. If you have an urgent need, please submit the request form and then follow up with an email to email@example.com.
After you have submitted your E-Reserves requests and received confirmation that they are listed in the E-Reserves system, you can add your E-Reserves courses and items directly to Blackboard course sites.
STEP 1: From your Blackboard course home page, select Content > Build Content > Milne Library E-Reserves.
Name your content module, provide a brief description and adjust any other content parameters. If you are using content submitted via the E-Reserves form there is no need to upload a file at this point. When finished, click Submit.
STEP 2: Select your newly added E-Reserves module.
From the drop-down menu for LibGuides Site, select: Research Guides - libguides.oneonta.edu
From the drop-down menu for Content Type, scroll to the bottom and select: Course Page under E-Reserves
From the drop-down menu for Course, select the desired school term (ex. Fall 2021) and then select your course (ex. Comp100 - English Composition / William Shakespeare)
Click Embed Content
Instructors must fill out a Physical Reserve Request Form for each item you wish to have placed on reserve.
Printed request forms are available at the Circulation/Reserve Desk. All forms should be completed as fully and accurately as possible to ensure that reserve materials will be easily accessible to your students.
Reserve materials are listed in the Course Reserve Catalog where they are searchable by Title, Instructor's Last Name and Course Number.
Please note that all reserve materials will be entered into the online catalog by TITLE. Therefore, it is essential for reserves to be listed by title in your syllabus. It is very important that both the Instructor's Last Name and the full Course Number (e.g., PSYC100, BIOL228) be listed on the form because they each provide a point of access to reserve materials in the online catalog. Reserve materials are not always accessible by author. Reserve materials may be listed under more than one instructor and/or under more than one course number. All pertinent information should be indicated on the Reserve Request Form.
At any time, instructors can retrieve personal copies of reserves directly from the library Circulation Desk or request their items to be mailed via inter-campus mail (we can't mail outside of campus) to their department address by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For semester-only reserves: at the end of the semester, if instructors have not picked up their items, the library will mail the items back to the instructor's department address.
The Milne library is offering digitization of existing print reserve items to assist faculty. This is a limited service depending on staffing. Digital scans can easily be added to a Blackboard course shell or an E-Reserve course for students to access online.
For Requests: Use the Digitization Request form
The material types listed here can be applied in both the E-Reserves and the Physical Reserves systems.
Copyright Guidelines for Course Reserves are considered in compliance with U.S. Code: Title 17, Section 107 governing Fair Use (see Sec. 107 - Limitations on Exclusive Rights: Fair Use below).
Photocopied or scanned course readings are limited to one chapter from a book (not to exceed 10% of the text); one article from any one issue of a journal; one short story, short essay, short poem, or case study from an anthology; one chart, graph, diagram, drawing, cartoon, or picture from a book, journal or newspaper. Items must fall within the scope of the “fair use” copyright guidelines or be accompanied by appropriate copyright permission forms.
Specifically, any reproduction — either photocopied or electronic — of copyrighted material that is placed on reserve will conform to the following:
Questions about fair use and copyright can be addressed to email@example.com.
Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by 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 -
Note: The electronic provision of copyright-protected works for library reserve service and distance learning are unsettled areas of the law which may be addressed by judicial decisions and/or legislation. The Milne Library will continually monitor legal developments that may affect the Fair Use analysis of e-reserves to ensure that library services are in compliance with the letter and spirit of the U.S. copyright law.