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Reserve Collection Help Sheet for Faculty

If you need assistance, please call the library's circulation desk at (270) 809-3511, or e-mail circulation@murraystate.edu.

Placing Material on Reserve

Material to be placed on reserve should be brought to the circulation desk between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. weekdays. A completed reserve request form (available at the circulation desk) must accompany the material. So give yourself time when you visit
Suggestions:

  • Requested material will be processed in order of receipt and placed on reserve as quickly as possible (24-48 hours). However, it is the responsibility of the requesting faculty member to give the circulation staff sufficient time to process material before class assignments are made.
  • I will help if you can submit a course reading schedule with dates for all material so we know which readings should receive priority.
  • Each item on reserve must have a specific loan period .
  • In the event that a particular item is requested by two or more faculty, the shorter requested loan period will be used.

The following types of material are accepted for reserve:

  • cataloged books (library copies)
  • photocopies of articles or chapters of books
  • course outlines, syllabi, sample tests & study guides, manuscripts, and notes
  • audio cassettes
  • video cassettes
  • DVDs
  • compact discs
  • CD-ROMs and other non-book material
  • government publications
  • links to World Wide Web sites (URLs)
  • faculty-owned material (NOTE: Faculty-owned copies of books and other material are placed on reserve at the owner's risk. The library will not replace privately owned material lost or damaged while on reserve. The library will not assess a replacement fee for privately owned material against the borrower but will assess all applicable fines.)

The following types of material may not be placed on reserve:

  • rare books
  • reference works
  • complete issues of library periodicals

 

Loan periods

Reserve loan periods reflect the need for the material by a large number of readers during the brief period of time:

  • Library Only: 2-hour use in the library
  • One-day Loan: 24-hour period
  • Three-day Loan: 72-hour period
  • Seven-day Loan: full week, (weekender courses or special circumstances
  • E-reserve: No restrictions, may be accessed 24 hours a day

 Electronic Reserve

Faculty may elect to have photocopied material made available on electronic reserve (e-reserve).
Suggestions:

  • Please submit all items for electronic reserve (e-reserve) in hard copy form at the circulation copy for scanning. 
  • Periodical articles or book chapters should be submitted by full citation only. The circulation staff will use the original text to begin the e-reserve process or to create a link to a full-text electronic-journal.
  • Remember, a full-length book, whether library-owned or personal copy, must be placed on traditional "shelf" reserve. An entire book may not be placed on e-reserve.

All e-reserve files will be password protected to ensure compliance with the fair use guidelines of the U.S. Copyright Law. It is the responsibility of faculty to assure compliance with the U.S. Copyright Law and to obtain permission from the copyright holder whenever necessary. You will be given a password to disseminate to your currently enrolled students. A copyright protection warning will appear on the students' log-in web page.

Recalls
Since reserve needs take precedence over individual or research needs, the circulation department will recall books from individual patrons for reserve use regardless of the length of time held.

Removing Material from Reserve

Two weeks prior to the end of each semester, faculty will be sent a printout of reserve holdings and asked to indicate whether to retain or remove the titles. Material not renewed for the following semester will be automatically removed.
You may have items removed from your reserve shelf at any time by stopping by the circulation desk, e-mailing requests to circulation@murraystate.edu, or calling in requests (-3511) to have material returned through intercampus mail. Material may also be released temporarily from reserve for a specific need at the request of the faculty member(s) who placed the material on reserve.


Disclaimer:
The library retains the right to refuse to place on reserve any material judged to exceed reasonable limits of fair use in nature, scope or extent. Reference books and entire issues of periodicals will not be accepted for reserve. In addition, the library will stay in compliance with MSU's web publishing guidelines, and may refuse to create links to URLs whose content is outside of these guidelines.

Fair Use Guidelines of U.S. Copyright Law
Material placed on reserve is subject to normal copyright restrictions.
  In accordance with the Fair Use interpretation of the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, the library may accept:

  • Items not requiring copyright permission such as locally produced material (exams, syllabi, lecture notes, etc.)
  • Government publications
  • One copy of any copyrighted item for one (1) semester only; or
  • Permission to copy needs to be obtained in writing from the copyright owner and submitted to the library for continued use of an item in subsequent semesters.

  Materials which require copyright permission are:

  • A periodical article or book chapter intended for use for more than one semester;
  • Multiple chapters from a single book or multiple articles from a single periodical issue;
  • Artwork intended for use for more than one semester.

  Section 107 of the Copyright Act expressly permits the making of copies for classroom use. In determining fair use, four factors must be taken into consideration:

  • Purpose: the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
  • Nature: the nature of the copyrighted work;
  • Amount: the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
  • Effect: the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

The library retains the right to refuse to place on reserve any material judged to exceed reasonable limits of fair use in nature, scope or extent. Reference books and entire issues of periodicals will not be accepted for reserve. In addition, the library will stay in compliance with MSU's web publishing guidelines and may refuse to create links to URLs whose content is outside of these guidelines.
If you need assistance, please call the library's circulation desk at (270) 809-3511, or e-mail circulation@murraystate.edu.

 

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