Library and Information Services (LIS) makes a wide range of materials readily available for the non-profit, educational use of SIUE students through its Library Reserves service, but materials must be provided within the context and limitations of copyright law.
In submitting requests for e-Reserves, faculty members are asked to adhere to both established deadlines and also to requirements for accurate and complete citation information, needed by reserves staff for obtaining copyright permission. This will help to decrease processing time and reduce copyright clearance costs. LIS will place material requested by instructional faculty and staff on electronic reserves under the following conditions:
Material for E-Reserves:
Fair-Use Guidelines for Scanning or Copying Materials for Electronic Reserves:
Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Law permits the making of copies of copyrighted material for classroom and library reserves use as long as the four factors determining fair use are considered: the purpose of the use; the nature of the work being copied; the amount of the work being copied and the effect of the copying on the market for the original. LIS staff will scan or copy copyrighted materials for placement on electronic reserve without obtaining copyright permission so long as they do not exceed the guidelines listed below:
Faculty who believe these "safe harbor" fair use minimum guidelines are too restrictive may elect to pay, or request their department to pay, the copyright holder for copyright permissions. These fees can be very steep, however. Typically, the fee is based on the cost of the book multiplied times the number of students in the course for each instance of use that exceeds the fair use guidelines. For example, the cost to place four chapters of a $50 book on reserve for a class of 15 students would by 4 X $50 X 15 or a total of $3,000 per semester.
Original or copied work produced by students, or any items which specifically identify students by name or image, must include written permission from the students indicating that they have been made aware of this request. Removing names or other identifiers from student work does not relieve the instructor from the responsibility of obtaining copyright permission. For more information about FERPA, contact Laura Strom, University Registrar.
Disposition of Digitized Reserve Materials
At the end of each semester or term, all copyrighted material in electronic reserves will be unavailable.
Electronic Reserves Copyright Notice
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction.
One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If electronic transmission of reserve materials is used for purposes in excess of what constitutes "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.