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Library: Course Readings on Reserve

Placing Assigned Readings on Course Reserve

For assigned readings which are expected to be in heavy demand, faculty may place library materials or personal copies on reserve at the circulation desk. Anything that has been placed on reserve (including the library’s e-books) can be viewed in the new library catalogue by clicking “Course Reserves” in the top right portion of the screen. (Go to http://redeemer.on.worldcat.org).   

Bring assigned readings to the library at least one week before you need them to be available to your students. Faculty must retrieve the books from the shelves as well as provide the photocopies of articles to the Circulation Supervisor (see Copying Guidelines below).  When placing items on reserve, you will be asked for your name, the course number, the loan period for students (2 hours, 3 hours, 24 hours, 3 days or 1 week), and the duration (one month, entire semester through final exams).

  • Only students may borrow reserves: maximum of 3 items at a time; no renewals, no holds, no recalls
  • Overdue notices:  No overdue notices will be issued for reserves because of the short borrowing period.
  • Fines for overdue 2 and 3 hour reserves:  5 cents/minute
  • Fines for overdue 1 day, 3 day, 1 week reserves:  $1/day

Photocopies may be placed on reserve as long as they comply with copyright guidelines (see the Access Copyright guidelines). Generally, up to 10% of a publication is allowed or an entire part (e.g. one article from a periodical issue, one chapter from a book). Photocopies which exceed the limits allowed in the Access Copyright agreement will be placed on reserve only if they are accompanied by written permission from the copyright holder. It is the responsibility of faculty members to obtain permission in these cases.

You may change the format from electronic to print or vice versa if the library owns it (in either format). For example, if the library subscribes to a journal in print format, you may scan an article and make it available via Discovery. Also, you may print out an article from one of our subscription databases and place it on reserve in the library.

If you get an article from another library, you may place the print copy on reserve. You may not scan it and post a link to it via Discovery. You may not place on reserve books from other libraries. Personal copies of books may be placed on reserve but they will be returned to faculty with stickers – due date stickers, barcode and reserve sticker.

You may post a link to an electronic article (on the free web or in our subscription databases) via Discovery. Marlene Power can help with this. She can also search our databases to see if the article you wish to use is available electronically.

Course packs sold in the book store may include anything for which we get permission from Access Copyright (copyright licensing agency) and pay royalties. The purpose of a course pack is to make available to students materials that are not already available through our library. Copyright fees (for articles not available at Redeemer) are included in the cost of the course pack–so the practice is perfectly legal. Faculty must pay for the royalties of their copy of a course pack. Under the photocopy license agreement, every course pack produced at Redeemer must be logged with royalties remitted to Access Copyright. Whether it is assembled for student purchase or made available free of charge to the professor, it is still considered a course pack if it contains more than one publication. When you place the order for your course pack, you will need to submit a budget number for the royalties of your copy as well your students’ copies.

Faculty members are encouraged to post their readings online via Discovery.  Print materials in course packs can be copied to PDF and emailed using the copy machines in the library. Then links to these documents can be added to a Discovery page. 

Discovery

Redeemer’s web-based course management system allows you to enhance your courses with links to internet resources, online discussion forums, course notes and announcements, etc.  If you want to add an article to your Discovery page, you may do so if the library owns it (in either print or electronic format). For example, if the library subscribes to a journal in print format, you may scan an article and make it available via Discovery.  Also, you may print out an article from one of our subscription databases and place it on reserve in the library.  For more information on how to get started with Discovery, contact Ron Cornies in the IT department.

Peter Turkstra Library,  Redeemer University College , 777 Garner Road East, Ancaster, ON, L9K 1J4, Canada
Circulation Desk Telephone: 905.648.2139 ext. 4266, Email:   library@redeemer.ca