1. Course developers may request that an item be placed on e-reserve for a given course.
2. The total amount placed on e-reserve should be a small portion of the total assigned reading or study materials for the course.
3. While U.S. copyright law does not allow for a “bright line” indicating how much of a given item can be placed on e-reserve, the library accepts no more than 15% of a book’s content and no more than two articles from a single issue of a journal or magazine per course. Please try to use the smallest amount of content that will meet the educational need in each case.
4. E-reserves must be derived from a legally-obtained copy of the source item.
First, please consult with your instructional designer and/or librarian about resources available through Park’s existing licensing agreements or via open access.
If we are not able to provide access to a needed chapter or article, this may be an appropriate time to use e-reserves.
While librarians and instructional designers may be able to help you work through the fair use evaluation, they cannot and do not provide legal advice.
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