Electronic Reserves: Processing Requests for Faculty - College of Charleston Libraries

December 14, 2006

We are ready to begin processing, “hard copy and electronic reserves” materials for the spring semester. If you are not in position to bring your reserve materials at this time, please bring reserve items to be process to the Circulation desk as soon as you return from the Christmas break. This will allow us to process your request more quickly and accurately. Our objective is to try to have your material processed and available for your students the first week of classes.

Due to copyright laws, we cannot process course packets, please bring articles along with citations separated and collated. All paper documents must be scanned before they can appear on your electronic course page. We now have a document scanner with a duplexing feature which will allow us to scan double-sided copies. We are very excited about this feature along with many others. Although we are now able to scan two-sided copies, we only have one scanner with this feature. We are also encouraging faculty to use links to articles in the library’s databases. Using direct links to articles in the library databases will help you avoid copyright issues and also allow us to process your materials more quickly since there is no scanning involved. Once you have found an article you would like to use in one of our databases, the link can be emailed to reserves@cofc.edu. Please include the title, course number and instructor’s name in the email message.

Also, be sure to include the title as it appears on the course syllabus. Although, we try to process reserves as quickly as we receive them, please keep in mind there is a 72 hour processing period. It is very important that you submit the electronic reserve form before sending your reserve documents. Sending the documents before submitting the form will only delay processing.

We look forward to assisting you with your reserve materials this fall semester. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at reserves@cofc.edu or contact us at 953-8001. As always thank you.

This information from
James Williams, Head Circulation Department

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