Course materials may be placed on library reserve in one of several ways:
Electronic reserves are provided whenever possible. Exceptions: whole books, chapters or articles for which copyright permission for digitization is not granted or available.
Complete an online form for library-owned materials.
Submit instructor’s copies to the Media Resources & Reserves desk according to the following guidelines.
Please complete and include the following form with materials:
Single book chapter where copyright permission is not granted for digitizing
Single article from a journal where copyright permission is not granted for digitizing
Student papers that you want to put on reserve as “models” for your current classes
If you have questions, please contact Media Resources and Reserves, (510) 885-3770.
Full-text articles from library databases may be linked to for faculty, students, and staff. Print articles need copyright permissions to be scanned and digitized.
Full Text Articles from Library Databases
Place a direct link in BlackBoard to the article in the library database. TEST this from off-campus. If it does not work, do the following:
Please note: print articles may also be available in electronic form already. See your liaison if you need help in finding possible electronic equivalents.
If you have questions, please contact Media Resources and Reserves, at (510) 885-3770.
Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 107 (U.S. Copyright Law): “the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include:
The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.
The following sites provide explanations and elaborations about fair use: