Electronic Reserves - ERes@UIC
Copyright Guidelines for Course Reserves for UIC Faculty
Part I – Materials allowed to be placed on reserves, materials not allowed, and length of time limitations
In compliance with the Agreement on Guidelines for Classroom Copying in Not-for-Profit
Educational Institutions With Respect to Books and Periodicals (H.R. 94-1476)
and Section 107: Fair Use (Title 17, U.S. Code) of the Copyright Act of 1976
the following policy will be applied to copyrighted materials to be placed
- Portions of copyrighted materials that may be placed on reserve without
obtaining copyright permission for a single class and a single semester::
- A chapter from a book.
- An article from a periodical or newspaper.
- A short story, essay or short poem, whether or not from a collective work.
- A chart, graph, diagram, drawing, cartoon or picture from a book, periodical or newspaper.
- Commercially produced course packs (Copyright for these items are generally
secured by the vendor.)
- Government publications
- Copyrighted materials that may not be placed on reserve:
- A photocopy of an entire book that is in print.
- Multiple articles from a single journal issue for a single class.
- Length of time copyrighted materials may remain on reserve: Copyrighted
materials may be placed on reserve for one semester only. If the instructor
wishes to keep copyrighted materials on reserve for consecutive semesters,
it is his/her responsibility to submit a new request for the upcoming semester.
Part II - Material Stipulations for Course Reserves
- Non-copyrighted materials that may be placed on reserve:
- Lecture notes
- Student papers
- Materials that may not be placed on electronic reserve:
- Pages from works intended to be "consumable" in the course of study or teaching. These include copyrighted workbooks, exercises, standardized tests,
test booklets and answer sheets.
- Coursepacks of any variety will not be accepted for electronic reserve.
- The following requests require the Library to get copyright permission
from the publisher.
- When a journal article is needed on electronic reserve for more than one semester.
- When multiple articles from one journal are needed for reserve.
- When multiple chapters from a book are needed for reserve
For additional information about copyright law, visit the following Websites:
Cornell University Law School (Fair Use)
Indiana University Libraries
Stanford University Libraries
University of Texas ~ Copyright Crash Course