Copyright Considerations for Electronic Reserve Readings
Examples of materials which are not subject to copyright restrictions and can be placed on electronic reserve indefinitely:
- Exams, lecture notes or other materials you have prepared yourself (in this case, you are the copyright holder).
- Open access material.
- Public domain works.
- Government publications.
- Student papers (with the written permission of the student author).
Examples of materials that may be placed on electronic reserve when a course is being taught:
- A chapter from a book (or 10% of the entire work).
- An article from a periodical or newspaper.
- A short story, essay or short poem.
- A chart, graph, diagram, drawing, cartoon or picture from a book, periodical or newspaper.
- Multimedia works such as music and video (up to 10% depending on the item)
- Copyright owner & year must be provided for each item scanned.
Examples of materials for which copyright permission should be obtained:
- Pages from works intended to be consumable in the course of study or teaching such as workbooks, exercises, standardized tests, test booklets and answer sheets.
- An entire book whether in-print or out of print.
- Required textbooks or entire course packs.
- More than one chapter from the same book (except when multiple chapters represent less than roughly 10% of the entire work).