The purpose of the Electronic Reserves (“e-reserves”) service at the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery is to provide access to materials selected by instructors that are required or recommended for their students' course of study at UMBC. In order for the Library to provide this service under compliance with copyright law and the limitations of exclusive rights outlined by Fair Use (17 U.S.C. +107), Library staff follow the following procedures and guidelines, adapted from the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries, January 2012.
At an instructor’s request, the UMBC Library will create an electronic copy from copyrighted works legally owned by the instructor or the UMBC Library and post this copy to the Course Reserves module within the University’s electronic learning management system, Blackboard. Access to the electronic copy in Blackboard is limited to the course instructor(s), course administrator(s), and students registered for the course, who have authenticated via the University’s single sign-on and multi-factor authentication systems. Materials in copyright will be posted with a full bibliographic citation and a notice of copyright on the first page. Such materials may be posted when:
If Library staff need to make a determination of whether use of an e-reserves item qualifies as fair use, they will use the following general guidelines:
Inactive e-reserves files will be kept on Library servers for possible reuse for no longer than three years.
Reviewed by UMBC General Counsel and approved by LEC, 4/9/20.
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