Tell me about the Electronic Reserve-ERes service.
Electronic Reserve (ERes) enables UIC students to access digitized materials online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from their personal computer or any campus terminal. Materials processed through the ERes system can be password protected and made available only to students registered in your course.
The Electronic Reserve Service (ERes) provides Internet access to required
course readings for authorized UIC users. Electronic reserve material can be
accessed through the reserve module of UICCAT, the library’s online course
catalog. In addition to electronic course materials, the Reserve/Periodicals
Desk manages the circulation of all materials designated for course reserve.
In some instances, paper copies of scanned items are also available.
Note: The data housed in the ERes system is protected under the Copyright
Law of the United States (Title 17 U.S. Code), which governs the reproduction
of copyrighted material. Therefore, the person(s) using the material is liable
for any infringement of copyright violation. Detailed information on the law
governing intellectual property and fair use is available at http://www4.law.cornell.edu/iscpde/17/107.html
The following copyright warning will appear before access is granted to electronic
reserve course pages:
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs
the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized
to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions
is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose
other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a
request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess
of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
What types of materials can be placed on Electronic Reserve?
Materials appropriate for the Electronic Reserve service include lecture notes, sample exams, government publications, a single article from a journal issue, a chapter from a book, digitized graphics and image files, etc. Consult with Reserve staff regarding other types of documents that may be placed on Electronic Reserve.
Can I place multimedia files on Electronic Reserve?
The ERes system provides for the use of a variety of file types for electronic access. Document files, such as MS-Word or PDF, Power Point presentations, wave, audio and video files can all be made accessible via the Internet.
NOTE: As noted above, Copyright Law places restrictions on reserve use of copyrighted material, in paper and electronic form. Reserve staff is available to assist you with copyright inquiries.
Richard J. Daley Library – Chicago
LIB-RES@uic.edu or 312.996.2719
Science Library – Chicago
LIB-SCI@uic.edu or 312.996.5396
Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago
LIB-LHSC-RES@uic.edu or 312.996.8963
Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria
LIB-LHSP@uic.edu or 309.671-8490
Library of the Health Sciences – Rockford
LIB-LHSR@uic.edu or 815.395.5650
Library of the Health Sciences – Urbana
LIB-LHSU@UIC.EDU or 217.333.4893