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Course Reserves - Library Reading Lists

Learn about the Library Reading List tool, how it integrates with Brightspace, and how you can create your own.

2a: Review citations for copyright compliance

All materials on course reserves must be in compliance with the U.S. Copyright Act. For information or assistance in determining copyright status, please visit the University Copyright Office.

Materials are eligible to be placed on reserve if they meet any of the following criteria:

  1. Works in the public domain. Such works include, a) Works that were published in the United States prior to 1925 except for musical works or b) Works produced by the U.S. Federal Government.
  2. Works where written permission to use has been obtained from the copyright holder.
  3. Works that qualify for fair use.

If you are requesting scans of books/journals, etc. in any of your reading lists, you will be asked to make this determination before we can proceed.

The Libraries reserves the right to remove any materials for legal or administrative reasons.

Instructor Responsibilities

  1. Materials submitted to reserves must support the course curriculum.
  2. Instructors will provide materials to the Libraries that have been legally obtained and are in compliance with the U.S. Copyright Act.
  3. Only the amount of the work needed to meet the educational purpose should be provided and posted. Entire copies of books and textbooks are not allowed unless permission has been obtained from the copyright holder.
  4. Use of the materials will be restricted to those students officially enrolled in the course.
  5. Clips of videos will be allowed to be posted but authorization must be obtained from the copyright holder for full length videos.

After you have reviewed copyright, you are ready to move on to adding items to your reading list.