Placing Material on Electronic Course Reserves
Course materials that you wish to place in the Electronic Course Reserves (E-Reserves) collection should be brought to the Circulation Desk in the Cornette Library accompanied by the Course Reserve Copyright Declaration Form which is also available at the Circulation Desk. Course material already in electronic format (e.g., a link to a Web page or an e-mail attachment) can be e-mailed to Josh Edwards, Circulation's Reserve Supervisor.
- A hard copy of your material will be placed into the regular Course Reserve Collection as well as on E-Reserve. Hard copy material will be placed on the reserve shelves within a 48-hour period unless it is submitted during weekend hours. Materials submitted during weekend hours will not be processed until Monday morning.
- Since the hard copy of the materials must be scanned, posting of the E-Reserve material may take longer than 48 hours. Occasionally we will be able to scan and post these reserves more quickly. Processing time depends upon workload and staffing levels.
- Material sent in electronic format (e.g., a link to a Web page) requires minimal processing and therefore may be available to students in a relatively short period of time depending upon staffing levels.
- Photocopies should be neat, clean, and legible, preferably with numbered pages. It is suggested that class notes and syllabi be typed. If your reserve material is an article, the original article is preferred over a photocopy. Our scanner is capable of reproducing materials in photographic quality including color.
- E-Reserve materials can be text, sound, image, or electronic links.
- In order to reduce downloading or printing time, E-Reserve material should be broken down into short segments such as weekly assignments, individual articles and chapters, single exams, etc.
- The Course Reserve Copyright Declaration Form must be read and signed before any material is placed in the E-Reserve collection.
- In order to abide by the Fair Use guidelines of U.S. copyright law, all digital files will be password-protected. Access will be restricted to WTAMU students and faculty who are part of the specific class for which the material is intended. To open the files, your students will be prompted to enter their Buff Advisor username and password. Faculty will log in using their WT network username and password.