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minutes on Blogspot
- The Section 108 Study Group report-
read it here.
- Here's an
article from Library Journal on E-Reserves and copyright.
Canadian presentation on E-Reserves is interesting!
- Trevor Dawes from Princeton edited Maketing and
Managing Electronic Reserves- a
fine collection of articles.
Electronic Reserves has grown into a mature and vital service in today's
academic libraries. Highly
- A group of Canadian librarians maintained a blog on Electronic Reserves issues at
a Blogspot site.
- Here are some details on the ARes
program from Atlas Systems:
The ares software has three main components. A
web based instructor interface allows
instructors to manage reserve materials and classes from any web browser,
including creating proxy users for any or all of their
courses. The web based student interface offers a variety of features
to search, view, manage and review reserve items and classes.
Lastly, the staff client replicates all the
functionality of the web
interface for instructors and students, but also allows
reserve staff to
search, scan, and track all aspects of the reserve
addition, the ares client also includes copyright
management via a live link to the Copyright Clearance
- Copyright education is critical to any successful
Electronic Reserves system.
Protect your institution by developing a written policy that explains your
local practices, and learn about relevant Copyright laws and exemptions. Make
sure your legal counsel is informed and on board with everything you are
of model policies can be found here.
- Check out what the Copyright Clearance Center is
and best practices" for Electronic Reserves
- See this
release from the AAP website on the agreement reached with Hofstra,
Syracuse and Marquette
and ACRL Electronic Reserves Discussion Group
This section has not been maintained in a while.
Current news of ALA/ACRL E-Reserves activities coming soon.
The LAMA SASS Circulation/Access Services Discussion Group and the ACRL
Electronic Reserves Discussion Group joined forces at ALA Mid-Winter in 2007. The
program in Seattle featured two topics:
* "Customer Service and Team Building", a panel
Barbara Oakley (University of Connecticut), Kimberly
York University) and Cheryl McGrath (Stanford
* a presentation and discussion with Alesia McManus and
Rushton (Binghamton University), authors of
Electronic Reserves Using the Blackboard Content
System" in the
newly released Marketing and Managing Electronic
by Trevor A. Dawes (Princeton University) and
published by Haworth
LAMA SASS Circulation/Access Discussion Group: Brian Greene (email@example.com)
and Gus Stamatopoulos.
- Here are minutes from a June, 2003 meeting of
the Discussion Group, courtesy of Alan Cornish.
- Here are minutes from the 2002 midwinter meeting
of the ACRL E-Reserves Discussion Group:
- Archived meeting minutes include:
The June, 2001 meeting, courtesy of Rebecca Martin.
ALA Midwinter in Washington, DC, January 14, 2001.
of the June, 2000 meeting, thanks to Rebecca Martin.
June, 1999 meeting at ALA Annual in New Orleans.;
Midwinter, 1999 meeting, thanks to Lorraine Haricombe.
- VALE, a New Jersey library consortium, hosted a day-long users group meeting
featuring discussion of Electronic Reserves. For details, check their web
site at http://www.valenj.org/conf2002/draft_agenda_1-02.html.
The conference took place on January 4, 2002 and I was the keynote speaker.
- Here's a link to information from
a Dartmouth conference
on electronic reserves and other web-based course related services.
- Here's an even older summary
of a panel presentation
that I participated in at ASIS in December, 1997.
- Please send me info of historical interest regarding
Traffic on this list is generally light,
so don't be afraid to join! Also see the following:
thread on electronic reserves via the Web
and Deep Linking
- Why not try linking to articles instead of
scanning? This spreadsheet, courtesy of
Heather Martin, will give you a start on how. Also consider using your
OpenURL linking software to discover whether articles requested for reserves
are available in full text in your subscription databases.
Vendors and Software:Web
pages for software with electronic reserves applications
Reader renders large .pdf files quickly
is a new, open source E-Reserves product.
- ARes is a new
E-Reserves product offered by Atlas Systems.
is an interesting courseware platform that can incorporate some e-reserves
Libris: their Voyager supports e-reserves
Software, Inc., a company that offers digitization services.
publisher of Acrobat
Capture (and other .pdf utilities)
Folks with technical questions about Adobe products can email firstname.lastname@example.org
for insights and advice.
- Blackboard courseware program
Information Systems, and their founder, Phil
Kesten. Currently one of the most popular E-Reserves applications on the
ED courseware program
Interfaces, Inc. has an electronic reserves module as a part of their
Integrated Library System software.
- Moodle open source
Source Course Reserves, from Wally Grotophorst of George Mason University
has a new interface that makes it easier to copy durable links into
E-Reserves systems using the "Marked List" feature. This is
easier than using Sitebuilder. Speak to your local rep or check it out
an Ovid product enabling durable links to articles in certain aggregator
IOLS with an electronic reserves module
and their E-Reserves Policies (Thanks to Bonnie
Woodman of Grand Valley State University for reporting this information!)
The following publishers have a history
of granting permissions for electronic reserves uses of copyrighted materials.
Note that the issue of when to request permissions is complex and open to interpretation.
Publishers may request that materials be password-protected, have copyright
warnings precede viewing, include proper attribution of authorship, etc. Fee
structures will vary.
- Ablex Publishing (a division of the Heineman/Greenwood group)
- American Accounting Association- Issues in Accounting Education
- American Psychological Association
- Annual Reviews, Inc. (Annual Review of Sociology; Annual Review of Psychology)
- Blackwell Publishing- blanket permission has been granted to print subscribers
- Haworth Press- blanket permission has been granted to print subscribers
- ICSI- HealthPartners.com
- National Academy Press
- National Association of School Psychologists: School Psychology Review
- Smithsonian Institute Press (case-by-case basis)
- Pro-Ed, Inc.
- TASH Organization - Journal for the Association for Persons with Severe
- TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) is reportedly
offering e-reserves permissions to subscribers of their print periodicals
for an annual fee- currently $75. Interestingly, their web site still says
they do not give permissions for electronic reserves uses.
- Thomson Learning Global Rights Group- requests password protection
This is a very incomplete list! Please email me at email@example.com
to request updates and changes.
Thanks to these publishers for their cooperation in supporting classroom instruction.
Faculty Projects, Miscellaneous Links Listed with more recently added
organized e-reserves info from University of California at Fresno
- A Reserves
FAQ from UNC Health Sciences (both print and E)
- A general
guide on Course Reserves from Princeton
- An example of using Blackboard
course reserves software with E-Reserves
- Iowa State foresees moving E-Reserves
to integrate with WebCT Vista courseware
long, detailed FAQ from University of New Mexico
- Information from the University of Arizona: Students
- IUPUI Course Reserves
strategic planning document, this one from the University of Maryland,
foresees expansion of their E-Reserves services
Brandsma's E-Reserves page, from UNC Greensboro
- Ariadne article
on Monash University (Australia) site
"Transforming Libraries" issue on Electronic Reserves
Elib Project, aka the Electronic Libraries Programme (UK)
to Core Course Materials, UK
Paper from Northwestern, originally presented at CAUSE 1995 in New Orleans.
Page, mounted by U. Kansas Medical Center.
page support policy, University of Kentucky Libraries. For faculty DIY
projects; a product of their Electronic Reserves Task
Force. Good list of issues here.
Lecture Hall , University of Texas at Austin
Atlantic State University, Docutek
- Auburn University (no active link
- Australian Defence Force Academy,
College: See link to reserves sorted by course/professor
College: notable for differentiating treatment of text and audio
University, a Docutek site
- Brigham Young University: restricted
access (by IP?)
- Bryn Mawr College, Docutek
Poly, San Luis Obispo. Now restricted access.
State University, Monterey Bay (Docutek)
College, a Docutek site with restricted access
- Columbia University- using Prometheus
University, Uris Library
- DePaul University, No URL; Docutek
- Fairfield University, No URL;
Oregon University, Docutek
- Florida Atlantic University has
e-reserves, but authentication prevents outsiders from viewing.
Center for Library Automation, a sort of union catalog of Reserves; probably
Mason University, Fairfax, VA. Open source program.
Tech, reference to e-reserves but restricted access.
University central page
- Haverford College, Docutek
project, a UK site. Also see SCOPE project, below.
State University, "ONCORES" system
College/CUNY, a Docutek site
Campus Monterrey, Mexico: I believe the e-reserves collection has merged
with a larger digital library initiative at this site- someone with Spanish
Language expertise please have a look and see if you can find where e-reserves
has gone! Nice course/professor reserve list searching and attractive design.
University- now ARes
Institute of Technology
- Illinois Wesleyan University (no
active link available), Docutek
- Johns Hopkins University
State University, a Docutek site; now restricted by IP address and passwords.
University, a Docutek site
Marymount University, Docutek
- Loyola University of Chicago:
University, an Aussie site in operation since 1998.
- Manhattanville College, Docutek
College, an interesting application requiring specific client software;
informational link only
University, Notable because it is a Canadian site and also for its homegrown
- Middlebury College, Docutek
Missouri State University
University, Berwick Library (Australia)
- Montana State University: Access
restricted by IP
Mexico State University
York University, now Docutek.
University, now integrated with their Voyager catalog
Digital Media Services
- Oberlin College, Docutek
- Ohio University, now uses III;
restricted by IP
- Penn State University; restricted
University, (Canada) now integrated with
University of Technology (Australia)- Course Materials Database.
Especially notable for its detailed user instructions and slick design
Polytechnic Institute - access restricted.
Institute of Technology
University , appears to be integrated into the ILS now
- St. John's Seminary College: no
active link (Docutek)
Mary's College of Maryland
Diego State University: The place where it all began!
Clara University, a Docutek site.
Clara University Law School, Docutek
New Paltz, Docutek
Gakugei University, Japan: Possibly the first e-reserves implementation in
Japan. Open source software, in Japanese.
- University of Alaska, Anchorage,
of Alaska, Fairbanks: Docutek
- University at Albany- now a live
University of Calgary: Allectra
system. Nice and slick!
of California, Berkeley, a Docutek site
of California, Davis
of California, Irvine
Law School, a Docutek site
of California, Riverside - Login instructions with screen shots
of California, San Diego, now IP authenticated
of California, Santa Barbara, a Docutek site
- University of California, Santa
Cruz, a Docutek site
of Cincinnati, College of Engineering
of Dayton, Docutek
of Delaware (restricted access)
of Kansas Medical Center
of Kentucky; nice, simply designed access page
of Louisville, Ekstrom Library: Access seems to be integrated with the
of Maryland, Baltimore County
of Michigan: now integrated with courseware
- University of Minnesota, Docutek
of Missouri, Columbia, Docutek; access by EZProxy login only
of Nebraska, Omaha, Docutek
of Nebraska Medical Center
- University of New South Wales,
of Quebec, Hull (UQO)- Docutek (in French); they are also using WebCT
of Quebec, Trois-Rivieres, Docutek (in French)
- University of Southern California:
restricted access (demo page may be forthcoming- thanks, Toby!)
of Tennessee, Knoxville: Public portal and
of Texas at Dallas
of Toronto, a Canadian Docutek site; they also use WebCT courseware
of Vermont, Bailey Howe Library: integrated with Endeavor Voyager
of the West of England at Bristol, Hyperion Digital Media archive info.
ResIDE seems to have disappeared.
- Vanderbilt University, Docutek
- Vassar College: restricted access
Commonwealth University; A very attractive and interesting site; assembled
with OSCR and Cold Fusion components by Pascal Calarco. Here's what he says
about access control:
As far as access, the entire database is open to browse; we do, however,
have the full-text reserve items proxied. For an example of what the e-reserve
results screen looks like, select "ALHP 718" from the course menu, and click
Virginia University: appears to be part of an Aleph/Ex Libris
- William and Mary, Docutek
State University, Docutek
and List Submission Forms related to Course Reserves
IUPUI Information about Reserves (now using ARes)
State form to post student/faculty work and other unpublished material
form to post student work
form, University of Maryland
form, FIU Miami
form, Case Western
forms from SUNY Stonybrook
form, Loyola U. Chicago
form, UC Davis
- Portland State University,
- University of Maryland, Health Sciences Library-
- Bonnie Woodman, from Grand Valley State University, generously supplied
several documents she regularly disseminates to faculty with information on
reserves and e-reserves:
*E-Reserves Information handout
*Reserves Cheat Card
*Help with Reserves
*Student Copyright Release
reserves policy link
- Penfield Library, SUNY Oswego: Reserves
packet, including a faculty "contract"
College, Tutt Library: A nice summary of Reserves options
University, Newman Library: Guidelines
- Here's a link to a survey of E-Reserves in
ARL Libraries. Thanks to Cindy Kristof for doing this and to Lorraine
Haricombe for reporting its existence to the world! It might be interesting
to see a broader application of this same survey tool...
University, including other related informational links
State University : faculty info with a link to a submission form
Arizona- see "Instructors" subsection
College : faculty info and submission form
of California, Davis: Instructions for faculty and links to forms.
Irvine : submission form
University, Fort Wayne: Faculty info
of Connecticut : submission form
Faculty request form
State University : submission form
- Notre Dame's Law School Library:
Survey Form, from University of Vermont
University : submission form
University, Australia: Scroll down and click on one of the "Reserve
and Submission form, New Mexico State University
Institute of Technology, a nice faculty guide
of Oregon : submission form
and Policies:Some selected sites containing information about the copyright
laws and interpretations as to how they may apply to electronic reserves. Much
of this list was initially compiled by ARL staff.
108 Study Group report
Cornell E-Reserves Copyright Guidelines
(cooperatively created with the
Association of American Publishers)
the ALA Copyright Advisory Network
Fair Use Checklist
Distance Education Section has information on E-Reserves
page from U. of Albany
Library Association statement on the digital transmission of reserves
clever copyright education site for faculty from Baruch College-
requires the latest Macromedia Flash player.
- A sample fair use
analysis for e-reserves by Andrew Marshall, Pennsylvania State
Policy from Grand Valley State University
FAQ from the University of Oregon
info at LC
Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters
from the Music Library Association
from ASIS, Northeast Chapter
Use policy from the AALL
info at IUPUI, courtesy of Prof. Kenny Crews
article on Fair Use
Interesting Article by Howard Besser, Associate Professor at UCLA
of US Copyright Law and related texts
Paper", NII Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights
An article by
Stephen Melamut: "Pursuing Fair Use, Law Libraries and
the Digital Copyright Millenium Act, from ARL
memo on the Digital Copyright Millenium Act (1998)
Paper on Libraries, Copyright and the Electronic Environment, International
Publishers' Copyright Council- presents a view parallel to US publishers'
Use "Guidelines" (March 1996), also called the
page on Fair Use in education
site on Copyright and Fair Use
Fair Use scenarios, including electronic reserves. Not much detail but
Use In the Electronic Age", a draft by six library associations
University of Georgia:
Nice, detailed site
clearance services at Northwestern
University, Welch Medical Library Copyright Policy
of Texas, Arlington
Policy, Triangle Research Libraries
and Electronic Reserves, via University of Texas
A&M copyright policy
for use of Multimedia materials, Princeton University
and Fair Use Resources, Regent University Library
Smith's comprehensive list of Copyright and Fair Use resources
Writers' Union Position Papers
Copyright (Canada), formerly known as CanCopy
Forest Copyright Permissions page: subject-specific, but an interesting
Electronic Reserves Copyright Management System, including other useful
Copyright FAQ for digitization projects
Also, don't forget good old fashioned mail and telephone contacts
Copyright Society of the USA
1133 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036