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Faculty Library Resources: Course Reserves

An overview of library resources pertinent to Georgia College faculty.

Placing Items on Course Reserve

Placing Materials on Reserve

 

A Reserve Form is required to process reserve materials. There are two ways to submit a Reserve Form course reserve request:

  1. Use the online Reserve Form
  2. Use a printed Reserve Form available at the 2nd floor Circulation Desk

Course reserves are removed at the end of each semester and returned to each faculty member (for personal items). All library-owned reserve items will be returned to the Circulating Collection within the library. Statistics for reserve items are available, but must be requested when submitting the Reserve Form.

Course Reserve Contacts

Library Circulation Desk:
(478) 445-4047
circ@gcsu.edu 

or

Kell Carpenter
(478) 445- 0976
kell.carpenter@gcsu.edu

or

Kendall Crowe
(478) 445- 0975
kendall.crowe@gcsu.edu

or

Jennifer Townes

(478) 445-0991

jennifer.townes@gcsu.edu

Copyright and Course Reserves

Copyright and Fair Use

Please review Georgia College Library's information on Copyright and Fair Use on the Author Services Guide.

Instructors are responsible for evaluating, on a case-by-case basis, whether the use of a copyrighted work on electronic reserves requires permission or qualifies as a fair use. If relying upon the fair use exception, instructors must complete a copy of the fair use checklist before submitting material for electronic reserves.

The Board of Regents Policy on the Use of Copyrighted Works in Education and Research explains in detail the rights of copyright holders, which are balanced by limitations on those rights under federal copyright law. 

Steps to submitting an item for Course Reserves:

  1. Check to see if the item is already available through Galileo or other sources licensed by the Library.
  2. Determine if the item is in the public domain. Books published prior to 1923 and federal government documents fall into this category. Some items released under a Creative Commons license may permit course use – you must read the license to determine if electronic reserve is a permitted use.
  3. Use the Board of Regents Fair Use Checklist as a tool to help you determine if your use of the item for the course is considered fair use.
    • Performance of a fair-use analysis provides an initial determination as to whether each of the four fair use factors favors or disfavors fair use. The four fair use factors are 1) the purpose of the use, 2) the nature of the copyrighted work, 3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used, and 4) the effect of the use on the market for the original.
    • The results of the four factor analyses are weighed together to arrive at a final fair use determination. However, the four factors do not carry equal weight. Factor four carries the most weight, but not so much weight that it is always outcome determinative. Factor three outcomes will vary based on the effect of the favored nonprofit educational purpose of the use under factor one, plus the impact of market substitution as recognized under factor four. Factor two – due to the use of published, non-consumable and non-fictional works – carries little weight.
    • Faculty members should review and comply with the USG Copyright Policy. The website contains additional information and resources about copyright.
  4. If none of the above options apply, you must obtain permission to use the item. Permissions can generally be obtained from the Copyright Clearance Center or from the copyright holder (generally the publisher). 

 

Items Not Accepted for Reserve

To comply with Fair Use, the GC Library does not accept these materials for course reserves:

  • Materials borrowed from other libraries
  • Downloads of electronically available materials
  • Material printed from internet sites

E-reserves

Russell Library is now offering E-reserves. These can include articles and book chapters and can be requested through the E-reserve request form.

To make an E-reserve request:

  1. Fill out the reserve form, including information about your course and the item(s) you would like on reserve. (Contact Kendall Crowe with questions). 
  2. To determine if your request adheres to fair use standards, please review Georgia College Library's information on Copyright and Fair Use on the Author Services Guide. (Contact Jenny Townes with questions).  
  3. If the library needs to purchase the item, a consultation may be required depending on the item’s cost.  
  4. You will receive an email to confirm when your reserves are ready. Then, you will need to link the E-reserve reading list to your course in D2L. (Contact Jeff Dowdy with questions). To do so:
    • Create a module in D2L under your course.
    • Select “existing activities,” then “external learning tools.”
    • Select the “LibApps” link that is created and then select your course. The E-reserve reading list will now appear in D2L.

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