Electronic reserve makes supplementary course material such as test files, class notes, journal articles and other material available in electronic form for online access 24-hours a day. E-Reserve materials can be accessed from the AubieCat E-Reserve Home Page at http://eres.lib.auburn.edu.
A pass through screen on the ERES system displays the copyright notice as in section 108 of the Copyright Act.
All materials placed on e-reserve must have a full bibliographic citation clearly written or typed on the first page. A copy of the copyright statement must also be included.
Sec. 107. - Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use
Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include -
The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors
A copyright permission form letter is available online or can be obtained from the Electronic Reserve Desk in the Systems Dept.
Books In Print Publisher Information - Available from our list of online databases.
Access to e-reserve materials can be limited by password protecting the course page. All copyright protected material must be password protected. The password will be restricted by the instructor to the students currently enrolled in the course. Course passwords must be changed each term.
To put materials on reserve, faculty members or graduate assistants need to submit their materials and completed e-reserve forms to the E-Reserve desk in the Systems Dept.
Materials should be submitted at least one week prior to class need. At the start of each semester more time should be allowed since this is a busy time for e-reserves. Requests are processed as quickly as possible in the order they are received.
Fill out forms completely and submit with the reserve materials. A Copyright Compliance Form (when applicable) and a Course Information Form must be submitted for each course. New forms must be submitted every term. Forms are available at the E-reserve desk. Printable forms are available online:
E-reserve Request Forms
All materials placed on e-reserve must have a full bibliographic citation clearly written or typed on the first page. A copy of the copyright statement must also be included. Items without this information will not be placed on e-reserve.
Requestor will be notified when the material has been placed on e-reserve. Please wait for this notification before informing students that the material is available.
Original copies will be returned to the submitter by campus mail after the material has been posted to e-reserves.
All materials will be archived at the end of the term after the last day of finals. Only personal materials or those materials with copyright permission can be left on ERES for more than one term per academic year.
Documents longer that 15 pages may be divided into multiple files to facilitate access.
1. Electronic Files
Materials may be submitted in the following formats: .pdf (Acrobat), .xls (Excel), .doc (MS Word), .ppt (Power Point), text, .gif, .jpg, and html.
Materials that are already in an electronic format can be submitted on disk or CD-Rom to the E-reserve Desk.
Materials that are already in an electronic format can be emailed to email@example.com. When e-mailing materials, please include a copy of the required e-reserve forms.
Materials must have a full bibliographic citation clearly written or typed on the first page. A copy of the copyright statement must also be included.
3. Books, Journals
Bring the book(s) or journal issue(s) to the E-reserve Desk along with the necessary forms.
Allow an extra 1-2 days of processing time for the e-reserve staff to photocopy the material before it can be scanned and placed on e-reserve.
Links to web sites can be added to course pages by providing the complete URL.
Most electronic reserve files require the use of the Adobe Acrobat viewer. You can download the FREE viewer to see the files.
Directions for downloading the Adobe Acrobat Viewer:
Please contact the Electronic Reserve Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or (334) 844-1701.