Placing Materials in Course Reserves
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What is the Course Reserve Collection?
The Course Reserve collection is comprised of high demand materials selected by instructors for use by students registered in specific courses at the University of Windsor. Course Reserve readings can be in either print or digital form - Course Reserves & EReserves readings are now merged in a new interface for the benefit of student access.
What can I place on Course Reserves?
- Commercially published textbooks;
- Courseware packages;
- Library-owned books, journal volumes and other materials;
- Instructor-owned books;
- Materials in which the instructor holds copyright (i.e. lecture notes);
- Content from e-journals and ebooks licensed by the Library;
- Content in which you hold copyright (ie lecture notes);
- Content in the Public Domain;
- Content from Open Access sources;
- Content with appropriate Creative Commons licenses;
Placing Items on Course Reserve
How can I use photocopies or digital scans of copyrighted materials for Course Reserve?
As of January 1, 2011 new guidelines have been adopted for copying from copyright protected works. There are two options:
- Obtain documented permission to copy/scan (see Leddy Library Copyright Clearance Service), or
- Make copies/scans under the Fair Dealing Guidelines for University of Windsor Libraries.
You are responsible for ensuring that your copying adheres to the conditions in the Fair Dealing Guidelines for University of Windsor Libraries. in order to comply with the Copyright Act in respect of making copies. The conditions are:
1. The amounts adhere to the Copying Guidelines in the Policy;
2. The copies are supplementary or optional readings;
3. The copies are a small portion of total required readings;
Instructors must submit a completed & signed Submission of Copyrighted Materials form before the materials copied under the Fair Dealing Policy can be placed on library course reserve. Note: Scans/copies won't be used if a book in the Leddy collection can be placed on Course Reserve for classes with fewer than 30 students.
Where is the Course Reserve Collection?
The collection is at the Circulation Desk , Main Floor, Leddy Library (519.253.3000 x3175).
Are there limits to the number of items that can be placed on Course Reserve?
Due to space constraints and processing demands, a limit of 40 items per course is in place. Under exceptional circumstances, appeals to exceed this limit may be submitted to Karen Pillon, Head, Access Services.
What if the Leddy Library does not own the item I’d like to put on reserve?
It is possible to place a personal copy of any commercially produced item on course reserve. Bring any personal copies you wish to place on reserve to the Reserve Desk of the Leddy Library.
The Leddy Library will also attempt to order books needed for course reserve. Please contact the liaison librarian for your department well in advance of when the item is needed for Course Reserve to inquire about ordering books for Course Reserve that the Library does not own.
Number of Copies
You may place up to 5 copies of an item on reserve for your course. (Except photocopies of copyrighted materials - maximum 3 copies per course)
In order to ensure your readings are available at the start of classes, submissions must be received by the following dates.
- Fall Semester: August 15th
- Winter Semester: December 15th
- Inter/Summer Session: April 15th
Late submissions will be processed as they're received, but may not be available at the start of classes due to processing and volume.
Borrowing is restricted to University of Windsor students, faculty and staff. Present your University of Windsor ID card and the call number of the item at the Circulation Desk. Up to two Reserve items may be borrowed at any one time.
2-Hour reserve items may be borrowed anytime during the day for two hour periods and may be signed out for overnight use one hour prior to closing.
1, 3 and 7-Day reserve items may be borrowed anytime during the day. They are due back at either library closing time or midnight (whichever is earlier) on the date stamped in the book.
- 2-Hour reserve items may be borrowed anytime during the day for two hour periods and may be signed out for overnight use one hour prior to closing.
No renewals are allowed on reserve items. A one hour wait period is required before an item can be borrowed again by the same person.
- No renewals are allowed on reserve items. A one hour wait period is required before an item can be borrowed again by the same person.
Return reserve items to the Circulation Desk. DO NOT place them in the Book Return Bins.
- Return reserve items to the Circulation Desk. DO NOT place them in the Book Return Bins.
The fine for late return of reserve material is $3.00 per hour per item. Fines accumulate even when the Leddy Library is closed.
- The fine for late return of reserve material is $3.00 per hour per item. Fines accumulate even when the Leddy Library is closed.
- Staff at the Circulation Desk and Reference Help Desk are available to answer any questions that you may have about the Course Reserve Collection.
updated: January 25, 2013