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Course Reserve Information

computers in stacksGeneral Guidelines for Reserve materials:

  • Do not place copies of materials on reserve unless the instructor, the Library, or another department of the University possesses a lawfully obtained copy.
  • When submitting someone else's work to Reserves, please include complete bibliographic citation information and copyright statement, if there is one.
  • Faculty members may not request that Reserve Services provide access to copies of the same material for successive terms unless they have received the copyright holders written permission.
  • Using the provisions of fair use, the total amount of material on reserve for a class should be a small proportion of the total assigned reading for that class.  Complete or longer works, such as entire books, will not be placed on e-Reserves.
  • Materials are available only to the Tarleton State University community and all users are expected to adhere to copyright and fair use guidelines.
  • All faculty reserves are removed from the collection automatically at the end of the fall, spring, and summer terms.

To submit materials for print or e-Reserves:

  1. You MUST complete the reserve request form and sign the copyright compliance agreement.  Form must be signed EACH semester.
  2. Fill out the form online below. You can also download a PDF or obtain a paper form at the circulation desk in our Stephenville library and bring it in with your physical materials. The information on the request form is needed for print or electronic format reserves.
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  3. Submit your materials to Kym Schow: schow@tarleton.edu or 254-968-9871. Plsease note the following guidelines:
    1. Acceptable Formats for E-Reserves:
      1. Attachments in an email sent to schow@tarleton.edu
      2. Documents from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or PDF
      3. Photocopies - With appropriate copyright compliance library staff will scan or assist you in scanning materials.
      4. Weblinks: Database links, web pages.
    2. Paper copies must be 8.5" x 11" only with one-half inch margins on all sides. Please submit clean, first generation copies with no black margins or center stripe.  Do not staple.
    3. Include complete bibliographic citation information for the work from which the copies were made and copyright statement, if there is one.
    4. Identify the items in the same manner as in your syllabus.
    5. Indicate the semester and circulation period (2 hours, overnight, 2 days, or 7 days)
    6. When submitting someone else's work, please include complete bibliographic citation information and copyright statement, if there is one.

Reserves WITHOUT PUBLISHER PERMISSION

  • Books (for print reserve collection only)
    • Tarleton Library Books
    • Personal copies of books (supplied by instructors)
  • A single copy of a chapter, or excerpt from a book
  • Photocopies of single journal or newspaper articles
  • Instructor authored material (exams, lecture notes, syllabi, etc.)

When to OBTAIN COPYRIGHT PERMISSION

  • When an instructor needs an article from a journal for more than one semester
  • When multiple articles from one journal issue are needed
  • When an instructor needs one chapter of a book for more than one semester
  • When multiple chapters of a book are needed
  • When the book is out-of-print

You may OBTAIN PERMISSION BY

  • Writing to the copyright holder (usually the publisher)
  • By paying a fee to the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC). Fees may vary, but most are often in the range of $1 to $20, plus the annual account fee of $105.
  • Our Fair Use and Copyright page has more information about obtaining permission.

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