Updated Policies After Post-Covid Return to Campus
Due to the unusual circumstances placed on educational institutions during the COVID lockdown, institutions were given far more leniancy for the creation of digital surrogates of print materials. As courses return to in-person instruction, Library policies have been adjusted to ensure we comply with Fair Use best practices.
No significant changes have been made. Print duplicates of book chapters and journal articles are discouraged. The Library asks you to place a purchase request for any books that you may want to use excerpts from. The Library will place the entire book on reserve for you. For journal articles we ask that you place a direct permalink to the article on your course page on Blackboard.
For all materials placed on eReserve or on your course page, please submit a Fair Use Assessment with your request, or place a copy of your Fair Use Assessment on the course page. Please ensure that all titles that are uploaded in full or you have chosen excerpts from are also in the Library collection - either in print or electronic form.
Disclaimer: Just because the Library has a print copy of a work does not guarantee that Fair Use is an acceptable defense for the uploading of an electronic copy to your course reserve page or course page on Blackboard. Please see the Fair Use page for more information and tutorials on making Fair Use Assessments.