UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES, UNT. POLICY & PROCEDURE MEMORANDUM
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This policy contains information related to placing general collection items on reserves.
The Library Course Reserves service provides access to course related learning materials in print or electronic format. The UNT Libraries comply with the U.S. Copyright law when determining eligibility for course reserves. Personal materials belonging to the instructor and materials from the library collection may be placed on reserve. The Libraries are not responsible for any loss or damage to personal materials.
- Required reading for courses currently taught from the UNT Libraries general collection.
- Personal copies, if required reading. The Library is not responsible for loss or damage to these materials.
- Electronic copies of articles or chapters of books, or photocopies of materials owned by the UNT Libraries.
- CDs, DVDs, and other media.
- Non-circulating books.
- Reference materials.
- Materials from other libraries.
- In order to have material on Reserves in a timely manner, it is necessary for the Libraries to have Reserves requests a minimum of two weeks prior to their initial use otherwise the Libraries cannot guarantee availability by the date needed.
- Reserves material will be removed at the end of the semester unless the instructor requests renewal.
- Reserves requests for copies of articles or chapters from books will be processed in electronic format if the material is owned by the UNT Libraries or was authored by the instructor. If the material is not owned by the UNT Libraries or authored by the instructor, paper copies may be used.
- No more than one chapter or 10% from a single book, or one article from a single issue of a journal, may be made available through electronic reserves for a course each semester.
- Electronic reserves should be only a small part of total assigned readings in any given course.
- Access to electronic reserves will be limited to students enrolled in the relevant course, and all electronic reserve materials will be hosted on a secure, password-protected server. The faculty member must provide a password that students will use in accessing electronic documents and must be responsible for distributing the password to the class.
- A copyright notice shall appear on the e-reserves system opening screen and on the cover sheet of each scan.
- Articles available through the Electronic Resources or E-Books of the Libraries are subject to the terms of the Libraries' licensing agreement with the vendor.
- All electronic reserves will be removed from the electronic reserve system at the end of every semester, but the faculty member may request that the file be reinstated at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the forthcoming semester. The course password must be changed if the materials are to be used again.
The Libraries comply with U.S. Copyright Law. The faculty member must provide copyright permission, if necessary. The Libraries will not make copies of works intended to be consumable in the course of study or teaching (workbooks, exercises, etc.). For additional copyright information, please go to our Copyright Advisory Services page.
- Approved: 06/11/12
- Revised: 12/04/17
- Revised: 3/26/18
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