The Franklin D. Schurz Library e-reserves department maintains course reserve collections, in both print and electronic formats, to support the instructional requirements of specific courses. In each library, the collection is made up of both copyrighted materials and non-copyrighted items.
The following policies apply to materials that are scanned or downloaded to the libraries' electronic reserve service. These policies do not apply to materials that are openly posted on the World Wide Web for which direct links are included in the electronic reserve service; to links to electronic resources licensed to the IUB libraries; to materials for which no copyright protection is claimed; or to copyrighted materials that have passed into the public domain.
- The libraries will consider the statutory fair use factors in determining whether or not the inclusion of materials in the electronic reserve service is fair use. Permission from the copyright holder will be required for inclusions that exceed what is determined by the libraries to be fair use.
- All use of materials placed on electronic reserves will be at the initiative of instructors solely for non-commericial, educational use by students.
- There will be no charge for access to the electronic reserve service; the charge for copies made by students will be limited to the nominal cost of photocopies or laser prints.
- Notice will appear in the electronic reserve service and on items included in the service to indicate that the copying of materials may be subject to copyright law.
- Access to reserve materials will be limited to students registered in the course for which the materials have been placed on reserve, to instructors, and to staff responsible for the electronic reserve service.
- The IUB Libraries will continually monitor legal developments which may affect the fair use analysis of electronic reserve services to ensure that library services are in compliance with the letter and spirit of the United States copyright law.