Shelf reserves are print copies placed on a shelf behind the library circulation desk. E-reserves are scanned or linked documents available through the library web site.
There are two (2) types of course reserves:
The materials placed on reserve by faculty at Lewis-Clark State College must comply with provisions in the United States Copyright Act of 1976, Section 107 and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974.
Under fair use guidelines, faculty and the library are permitted to provide students with access to supplemental materials for coursework. At LCSC, "Fair Use" of copyrighted material is generally defined as the use of:
What if you need to use an item that falls outside of fair use?
It may be possible to get permission from the copyright holder, which the library will be happy to facilitate using the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC). When possible, the library will purchase licensing permission (depending on price) from the CCC.
QUICK TIPS on Copyright
Purpose and character of the use of copyrighted material (used for non-profit educational use or to create something new, such as a parody),
Nature of the copyrighted work (creative works are more stringently protected than non-fiction),
Amount of work copied (cannot be the "heart" of the work),
Effect upon lost income for the copyright holder
Sample Guideline: Videos taped off-air at home may be used for instructional purposes only up to 10 days after the broadcast. The tapes should be erased 45 days after the broadcast.
Materials are placed on shelf reserve or e-reserve on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you want to reserve an article that is full-text online, please include the name of the database or the persistent URL for the article on the e-reserves form.
After the end of the semester, library staff will remove the item from reserve and return it to the listed professor via campus mail. Of course, you are welcome to stop by the Library Circulation Desk and ask the staff to remove the item from reserve at any time.