E-Reserves Policy

The policy governing electronic reserves is based on the provisions of fair use as outlined in the United States Copyright Act of 1976. Section 107 of the Act permits the making of multiple copies for classroom use by considering the purpose and character of the use, the nature of the copyrighted work, the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the work as a whole, and the effect of such use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work. Electronic reserves are merely an extension of fair use practices under which faculty members have traditionally made materials available to students.

General Guidelines Governing Electronic Reserves

  1. All materials placed on E-Reserves will be at the initiation of faculty for non-commercial, educational use of students.
  2. Whenever possible materials to be copied or scanned for E-Reserves will be purchased by the Library.
  3. Items which are available elsewhere on Library databases (electronic or CD) are not candidates for E-Reserves. Such material should not be duplicated.
  4. Complete or longer works, such as books, will not be copied for E-Reserves.
  5. The library will not place materials on E-Reserves without permission if the nature, scope, or extent of the copying is judged by the library to exceed the reasonable limits of fair use.
  6. The library will not place on E-Reserves materials that were used in the immediate previous semester for the same course and same instructor.
  7. The total amount of material included in electronic reserves for a specific course as a matter of fair use should be a small proportion of the total assigned reading for a particular course.
  8. Copyright notice will appear on the screen in the E-Reserves system and on copies of reserve readings to indicate that materials may be covered by copyright law. Appropriate citations or attributions to sources will be included for electronic files.
  9. Access will be limited to authenticated Campbell University users for each course.
  10. Authenticated users may make one copy of an item for study, research, or other educational purposes. No further transmission of any E-Reserve material is permitted.
  11. Electronic files will be removed from the E-Reserves system at the end of each term or upon the conclusion of the course.
  12. NOTICE: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17 U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies of copyrighted materials. The person using this system is liable for any infringement.