The Del E. Webb Memorial Library honors requests from faculty to place curriculum related items on reserve that are in compliance with US Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107) and the fair use guidelines, as established in the Report of the House Committee on the Judiciary (HR 94-1476).
Typical reserve items include:
- computer files
- lecture notes
Reserve items may be submitted at the library circulation desk with a completed reserve request form. Reserve items should be turned in to the library at least one week before the date when they will need to be available for check out.
As a safeguard against copyright infringement the library has taken the following measures:
- No more than one copied article from a single issue of a journal can be placed on reserve by the same professor for the same course.
- The second time a request is made for the same copy of a copyrighted article to be placed on reserve or electronic reserve by the same professor or for the same course written permission from the copyright holder is required.
- No more than one copied chapter, per book, can be placed on reserve by the same professor for the same course.
- No more than one textbook adopted for class purchase may be placed on reserve.
- The second time a request is made for the same copy of a copyrighted book chapter to be placed on reserve by the same professor or for the same course, written permission from the copyright holder is required.
- Copies of copyrighted workbook exercises, health or psychosocial instruments, and similar non-reusable material must be accompanied by written permission from the copyright holder.
- Course syllabi that include copies of copyrighted material, reading course packs or professor-created anthologies, in formats including video clips, audio recordings and computer files, must be accompanied by written permission from the copyright holders unless the material is no longer subject to copyright law.
- Unauthorized copies (i.e., not legally purchased) of multimedia works cannot be placed on reserve.
- Recordings of television, satellite, and other broadcast media outlets must be accompanied with proper permissions.
Faculty may want to consider placing their own original copy or requesting the library to purchase an original copy of the copyrighted work in place of using a reserve copy. Contact a librarian for information on where to purchase out-of-print books and journal back issues.
For further assistance or questions contact the circulation desk at extension 47550 or (909) 558-4550.
Additional Copyright Resources
How to determine if a work is under copyright:
- Duration of Copyright. US Copyright Office.
- When Works Pass Into Public Domain. Laura Gasaway, University of North Carolina.
Resources to help obtain the necessary permissions:
- Copyright Clearance Center's Online Permissions Service
- Sample letter Use this sample letter to request permission to duplicate a copyrighted work for educational purposes. The letter is sent to the work's copyright holder, typically the publisher.
- Books in print. Z 1215 B724 Reference Collection
Used to locate book publishers' contact information.
- Ulrich's international periodicals directory.
Used to locate journal publishers' contact information.
To learn more about copyright compliance in academia:
- Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians. United States Copyright Office.
- New Copyright Law for Distance Education: The Meaning and Importance of the TEACH Act. American Library Association.
- Stanford Copyright and Fair Use. Stanford.
- Video and Copyright. American Library Association.