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Print materials placed on reserve at Dacus Library must comply with federal copyright law and university copyright policy. Any items not clearly within the scope of the Fair Use provisions of 17 U.S.C., Section 107 will not be added to the reserve system without permission of the copyright holder.
Clear-cut examples of "fair use" include:
Examples of material requiring permission of copyright holder:
Materials may also be placed on e-reserve; faculty may immediately point students to links within the many full-text databases to which the library now subscribes. Dacus' electronic reserves are structured to limit access to students registered in the course for which the items have been placed on reserve and to instructors and staff responsible for the course or the electronic system.
Dacus may digitize excerpts from physical items owned by the library, provided that library staff follows the same rules that apply to print reserves. This also means Dacus has to remove the item following the end of that class and requests must be re-submitted for each subsequent term. Detailed instructions for submitting both print and electronic course reserve requests are available on the library's Course and Textbook Reserves Information for Instructors guide.