A NEW COURSE RESERVE SYSTEM IS COMING SOON! If you have class material in the old system that you want to use again, please read this announcement: The University Libraries will introduce a new Course Reserve system starting spring semester (January 2014).
The new system will function inside Pilot, providing the one-site access requested by students. This means that requesting reserves will be much easier. Instructors will be able to see the status of new requests and monitor use data for individual reading assignments. Access will also be available outside of Pilot.
Library staff need your help to identify and save course materials you want to use again. If we don't hear from you, we won't know what materials to save from old reserve system. ONLY the courses you tell us are still active will be saved for the new system.
To let us know which courses have materials to save for future use please use the Course Migration form. We will save everything listed under the course number and the semester/quarter you specify. The form asks for your name, email address and a list of the classes for which you have previously reserved material that you want to use again. You'll need the class number, CRN (if applicable) and the semester (or quarter) during which you taught the material.
The new system can list the same item under multiple instructors so each instructor in a team-teaching class should submit a form. Classes being taught in spring will be processed first. Due to the long winter break, library staff will have very little time to process reserve requests. Please help us find and save the reserves you plan to use again so we can all be ready for the beginning of spring semester!
Contact Mary Raider at (937) 775-3941, if you have questions or need more information.
Course Reserves are materials designated by faculty or staff for use by students in a specific course. Students may not place materials on course reserve. Materials may be placed on reserve at the Dunbar Library, and include print materials, AV materials, photocopies of articles, electronic journal articles, other electronic materials (such as audio files) and personal copies.
All short documents and single-sided photocopied materials with clear black print on white paper can be scanned for online access through course reserves from the libraries website.
Online Reserves may be accessed from outside the library 24 hours/day. Other materials may be designated for use only inside the library or to circulate for a limited period of time at the instructor's discretion.
These materials include books, videos, class notes, sample tests, and copies that meet copyright guidelines (see below).
Please fill out a "reserve request form" and deliver materials to be placed on course reserve to the Circulation Desk for processing. Library staff will pull materials already held in our collections. Include a complete citation on the first page of each photocopied document. Print a copy of the reserve request form, or use an online version (for library books or electronic journals only). Forms are also available at the circulation desk.
In order to have material available for the first day of class, you need to plan ahead. Allow 2 weeks of lead time before the beginning of each semester. During the remainder of the semester, processing time is approximately 2 days. Additional time will be needed if an item must be purchased for course reserve. Due to the switch to the new reserve system, requests for Spring 2014 should be submitted as soon as possible.
"Fair use" guidelines permit limited reproduction of copyrighted works for educational and research purposes. A copy is considered within "fair use" guidelines when the portion used is small in relation to the work as a whole, and there is little impact of the use on the potential market for the copyrighted work. The copyright owner may also grant permission for uses beyond "fair use."
For additional information about copyright, please check "The Wright Way," (section 2303).
Questions about procedures for course reserves should be directed to Mary Raider at (937) 775-3941
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio 45435. Phone: (937) 775-2525