Instructors placing physical materials on Traditional
Course Reserve (TCR), copies of physical materials on
Electronic Course Reserve (ECR) or TCR, or posting
materials directly to WebCT for the purpose of
not-for-profit instructional support are responsible for
being cognizant of and applying the copyright compliance
guidelines observed by the University of Connecticut (UCL)
Reserve Services. These guidelines apply whether Reserve
Services or the individual instructor is posting materials
UCL copyright compliance guidelines for Reserve Services are based on:
The Guidelines for Reserve Services/WebCT EnvironmentsWhat can I put on Reserve?
Entire physical works in their original format, e.g., books, journals, AV materials, may be put on TCR in the Library provided the University Libraries or the instructor owns a legal copy of the work. Most government publications are in the public domain and may also be put on Reserve, whether or not owned by the University Libraries or the instructor.
Copies of portions of the above types of works may be placed on ECR, TCR, or posted by instructors to WebCT provided the University Libraries or the instructor owns a legal copy of the work and access is restricted to the instructor and students enrolled in the course for which the material is being used in a given semester.
Reserve Services has developed the following guidelines for the amount of a copied work to be placed on ECR/TCR or posted by instructors to WebCT:
What if the University Libraries or the instructor does not own a legal copy of a work?
The Libraries will purchase books that are required for Reserve.
The Libraries will obtain journal articles not owned by the University Libraries or the instructor and request permission for use. If permission is granted and there are royalty fees, the Libraries will pay the royalty fees. If permission is not granted, the material will be removed from Reserve and the instructor will be notified. Permission must be requested for each semester the material is being used.
Written permission of the student author is required to place student papers on Reserve.
What is not permitted for Reserve?
Materials considered to be "consumable," e.g., published workbooks, exercises, standardized tests, test booklets, answer sheets, and course packs are not put on Reserve. The nature of this material is such that making copies available to many students is likely to affect the market value of the item and may be an infringement of copyright law.
Can materials in digital databases and full text journals leased by the Libraries be used in WebCT?
UCL does not own these materials, they are leased. UCL signs an official license agreement with each vendor, and each license contains language on the permitted use of the material. Some of the licenses allow for use of the material for Reserve, some do not.
Instructors needing to use in WebCT products leased by the Libraries should consult with Reserve Services to determine whether there are restrictions on use for Reserve associated with a particular leased product.
Below are known leases that do allow Reserve use:
Can materials not owned/leased by the Libraries or the instructor and available on the Internet be used in WebCT?
While this issue is beyond the domain of Reserve Services, please be advised that if you choose to use such materials (i.e., other instructors' web pages, commercial sites, etc.) in WebCT, you are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and paying any associated royalties.
Reserve Services contacts for permissions as outlined above:
|Jo Ann Reynolds
Reserve Processing Supervisor
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