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The option to delete an item is available from the reserves list for a course. You can only delete an item while it has the status of New. Once staff have begun processing the item, you will need to contact staff to change or delete it (the option to Edit/delete will not appear).
Once items are entered into Ares, they do not have to be re-entered when you use them again. From the Show courses screen, you may select Copy course.
This gives you two options:
A. Copy Items to an Existing Course
B. Copy Items to a New Course
Course reserve material should be submitted at least two weeks before students will need it for class. If the library does not own an item, additional time must be allowed for ordering and processing.
Things you can do to help our staff process reserves faster:
Library staff are willing do these things if you are not able, but they do involve extra steps that will increase processing time.
For your questions about Hard Copy course reserves, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The media stacks are located on the second floor of the library; any item from this collection can be put on reserve. Personal copies of media may be placed on reserve if the library cannot purchase a circulating copy for the collection. All course reserves are housed at the Check Out desk. The loan period for media reserves is limited to three or seven hours. Media reserves should be submitted in Ares as soon as possible to ensure availability on the first day of classes.
Professors who would like the library to purchase Media items for course reserve should complete a Ares request with the title, director, etc. at least one month prior to the date it is needed.
Media titles from other campuses or UMBC Special Collections cannot be put on reserve.
For questions about media course reserves, please contact Nicole Smith at 410-455-5967 or email@example.com.
Library Guideline 261
The purpose of the Electronic Reserves service is to provide access to materials selected by faculty that are required or recommended for their students' course of study.
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), reserve items submitted by faculty should meet the following guidelines:
In addition, the Library, will take the following measures to assure Fair Use of a copyrighted work:
The ACRL Statement on fair use and electronic reserves (November 2003) governs the Library's e-reserve practices. They illustrate how libraries can apply the four factors for determining fair use:
First factor: The character of the use.
Second factor: The nature of the work to be used.
Third factor: The amount used.
Fourth factor: The effect of the use on the market for or value of the work.
Approved by Larry Wilt and reviewed by University Counsel on 5/25/04