During this time of rapidly moving all University courses to a totally online environment, instructors may feel they are challenged to determine how to ensure their students continue to have access to the print resources they may have left behind or that are on print reserves in the Central Libraries. We have developed a guide -- Rapidly Shifting Your Course from In-Person to Online -- that will help with these issues and direct you to library personnel who can provide assistance.
Library books, videos, and other materials from circulating collections may be placed on reserve. Please note that the Crouch Fine Arts Library offers course reserve services for music and visual art courses. All other course reserves are handled in the Library and Academic Technology Services (Library Systems).
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. All courses that have electronic material will be assigned a course-specific password. Faculty members will be notified about the password once their courses are activated.
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. A more "user friendly" guide is also available. The Electronic Reserve policies below are based on this university-wide policy.
Audio and video materials on reserve are available via online streaming. Physical audio reserves held at the Crouch Fine Arts Library service desk (3rd floor, Moody Library) are provided only upon request. Learn more about audio and video reserves...
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, Library and Academic Technology Services 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.
Important Note: Material 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.
For more information or questions about general reserve services, contact Brenda Anderson (Reserves@baylor.edu or 254.710.6705).
For more information or questions about audio and video reserve services, contact Jamie Duerksen (Jamie_Duerksen@baylor.edu or 254.710.1366).
For copyright questions, contact Baylor's Copyright team at firstname.lastname@example.orgThese guidelines are subject to change.