Library books, videos, and other materials from circulating collections may be placed on reserve.
Personal materials such as books, videos, or audio recordings may be placed on reserve. Staff will label and barcode all personal materials. Although staff will take all reasonable precautions, personal materials on reserve are at some risk. Be sure your name is on your materials, and please do not place valuable or irreplaceable items on reserve.
We can place video and audio materials that have been commercially produced on reserve. Videotapes that have been recorded from television programs may be placed on reserve one time; a copy of the program purchased from the copyright holder (or authorization from the copyright holder) is required for use during additional semesters.
As a general rule copied materials (journal articles, exams, class notes, etc.) will no longer be placed on Traditional Reserve. These items will be made available as Electronic Reserves. This change in policy allows us to use staff time more effectively, and makes it easier for students to retrieve materials.
Baylor adheres to U.S. Copyright Law (USC Title 17) when assessing materials for inclusion in electronic reserve, especially when determining if Fair Use may apply. For specific details of Baylor's copyright policies, visit our Copyright Guidelines website. The Electronic Reserve policies below are based on this university-wide policy.
Audio and Video Reserve
Audio and video materials on reserve are held at the Crouch Fine Arts Library service desk (3rd floor, Moody Library). Most audio materials are also available via online streaming (accessible through each course's BlackBoard page).
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Copyright Clearance Service
Many academic libraries require that faculty members do the work of acquiring copyright permissions for materials placed on reserve. As a service to Baylor faculty, the Baylor Libraries Access Services Unit handles the copyright permissions process for materials placed on electronic reserve. All faculty are therefore highly encouraged to use electronic reserve for any copies of copyrighted materials that they want to make available to their students in their courses. In order to ensure compliance with copyright law and guidelines, any photocopies submitted for reserve MUST be accompanied by a complete and accurate citation.
What Can Go on Reserve?
Items that will be placed on Electronic Reserve that do not require copyright permission:
Other items for which the instructor owns the copyright or retains the right to reproduce, distribute, and display the work publicly (with appropriate documentation);
Items for which faculty have already secured copyright permission (with appropriate documentation);
If the following have not been used by the same instructor for the same course in a previous semester:
A single article from a journal issue;
One chapter or 10% of a book (whichever is less).
Items that will be placed on Electronic Reserve if copyright permission can be secured at a reasonable cost (or if the academic unit agrees to cover the additional cost):
Multiple articles from the same journal issue;
Content from a book that exceeds the one chapter/10% rule;
A single article or book chapter used in a previous semester for the same instructor for the same course (Important Note: Material used in a previous semester will not be placed on the system until permission is received. Therefore it is imperative that faculty submit requests by the deadline established by the reserve staff, which is generally six weeks before the beginning of the semester.)
A copy of an entire out-of-print book (we will attempt to acquire a copy of the physical item for traditional reserve before we attempt to secure permission to scan the item into electronic reserve).
Items that will not be placed on reserve:
Non-circulating items (such as items from reference collections or periodicals);
Course packets (these require separate copyright permissions - permission for a course packet does not imply permission for electronic reserve);
Items in Section B above that require copyright fees that exceed library limits;
Items in Section B above for which copyright permission is denied;
Consumables: materials (such as workbooks) which are intended for one-time use;
Materials borrowed from other libraries (books, videos, and similar materials).
For more information or questions about general reserve services, contact Brenda Anderson (Brenda_Anderson@baylor.edu or 254.710.6705).
For more information or questions about audio and video reserve services, contact Ben Johansen (B_Johansen@baylor.edu or 254.710.2164).