The Library's Electronic Reserve (E-Reserve) system is an online alternative to the Reserve Collection. A significant advantage is that E-Reserve materials are available to students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Moodle is another option for providing electronic access to your class readings.
E-Reserve materials may be accessed by currently enrolled University of Lethbridge students and course instructors. Access to E-Reserve materials is through the same Course Reserves module that allows students to look up the call numbers for physical materials (e.g., books, photocopies, sound recordings) in the Library's Reserve Collection.
Please note the following:
- For each course having materials on E-Reserve, a unique course password is distributed by the instructor to enrolled students. The course password may be selected by the instructor if desired.
- The following file types may be placed on E-Reserve:
- documents (DOC, PDF, PPT, TXT)
- images (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF)
- sounds (MP3, WAV)
- movies (AVI, MOV)
- animation (MPEG)
- HTML files
- All E-Reserve materials that are copies (reproductions) must comply with the provisions of the Canadian Copyright Act or applicable licenses.
- In most cases if a printed copy of an excerpt (e.g., a book chapter or journal article) can be placed in the print Reserve Collection without infringing copyright or breaching a license agreement, it may alternatively be placed on E-Reserve.
- The University's Guidelines for Copying under Fair Dealing provide a basic summary of factors relevant to an assessment of whether a copy is likely to be covered by the Copyright Act's fair dealing provision.
- The Copyright Permissions Flow Chart provides an overview of when permission is needed and possible permission sources.
To place materials on E-Reserve:
- Obtain copyright permissions, if applicable, before submitting reproductions (e.g., PDFs) of materials to be placed on E-Reserve. If you require copyright assistance, please contact the University Copyright Advisor at email@example.com.
- In general, copyright permission is not required if the material to be placed on E-Reserve will be accessed through URLs rather than uploaded documents.
- Gather the attribution information for each excerpt or reproduction (e.g., author and title of excerpt/work, author and title of source, edition, publisher, publication year, page range, URL).
- Complete an E-Reserve processing request form (PDF or Word). Or, submit your requests using this online form.
- E-mail your completed form1 and PDF readings, if applicable, to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like PDFs to be created for you from Library-owned sources, remember to include their call numbers in the request form.
- Submit your E-Reserve processing request at least one week before the beginning of the semester in which your course is offered.
An e-mailed form is not needed if you submitted your requests using the online form.