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AUM Library Course Reserves: Electronic/Digital Material

This guide is to help faculty and staff navigate the standard AUM Library procedures in requesting e-reserves or traditional reserves

What material can be electronically reserved

Electronic materials that are related to or required for coursework can electronically reserved and made available  via Blackboard. Since these electronic copies are considered reproductions, there is the potential for copyright violation. To avoid this, materials made available electronically are password protected and can only be accessed by AUM students enrolled in the course or AUM faculty teaching the course.

Each electronically reserved item must receive copyright clearance. The Access Services Librarian and Reserve Staff will obtain copyright permission for faculty from the Copyright Clearance Center. The Library retains the right to refuse requests which it deems may be in violation of copyright law.

We ask that you make any course requests at least four weeks before you want your items to be available. This gives us time to help you find suitable alternatives if copyright permission is not granted.

For more detailed information regarding our guidelines, please review our policy. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Williams, Access Services & Interlibrary Loan Librarian or Tabitha Singleton, Course Reserve/ILL Library Associate.

General guidelines for reserving electronic material

  • Only 2 book chapters from the same publication can be placed on E-Reserves unless the faculty member received the copyright holder’s written permission and acknowledged receipt when submitting materials to Reserves.
  • Similarly, you may only put 2 articles from the same publication on E-Reserves unless the copyright holder's written permission and acknowledge receipt is acquired. 

  • U.S. Government documents are not copyrighted and can be freely copied and reproduced