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Copyright at Bishop's University: Reserves & E-reserves

A guide for faculty, staff, and students

Why Reserves?

The Library encourages faculty to use Moodle, reserves and e-reserves for their course materials for the following reasons:

1. Placing items on reserve, e-reserve, or uploading them to Moodle is almost always permitted by databases and publishers, and is therefore a more copyright compliant way to provide readings to students. 

2. Many databases and publishers, such as Ebsco (including Academic Search Complete) do not permit the copying of their materials in course packs and, as such, many important articles and other items would not be legally available to students in a course pack format.
3. Placing items on reserve, e-reserve, or uploading them to Moodle is environmentally friendly as less paper is used in the process.

4. Using Moodle and reserves is an economical option for students.

Reserves & E-reserves

Please note, all faculty are responsible for informing themselves of and complying with all copyright requirements when placing items on reserve.

Documents that are placed on reserve or e-reserve must comply with all copyright requirements. Before placing items on reserve, follow the verification steps outlined in the Copying Guidelines (Print & Digital) section. 

For more information on how Fair Dealing may apply to library reserves, please refer to guideline #4 in the AUCC Fair Dealing Guidelines.

To place documents on reserve or e-reserve, please visit the Faculty Reserves Request page. Questions regarding the reserves process should be forwarded to the Library Services Desk.


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