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Electronic Reserve FAQ

  1. How do I go about placing material on Reserve at Dana Medical Library?
  2. How long can students borrow Reserve material?
  3. When should I place my Reserve requests? How long will it be before the requested items are available to students?
  4. Can I place personal or departmental copies of books or non-print material (CDs, DVDs, videos) on Reserve?
  5. How can I ask the library to make journal articles and book chapters accessible to students?
  6. What do my students need to do to access materials on Electronic Reserve or Blackboard off campus?
  7. Are there copyright issues associated with placing materials on Electronic Reserve and Blackboard?
  8. Anything else?


1. How do I go about placing material on Reserve at Dana Medical Library?

A Reserve request form must be completed for each set of course materials. Please use this online form. Call numbers for books in the Dana Medical collection must be included. Items not currently in the library collection will be rush ordered. Please furnish the requested publisher and copyright information for these items.


2. How long can students borrow Reserve material?

Items may be placed on Reserve for a loan period of either 2 hours, 3 days,7 days, or 4 weeks . Items placed on Reserve may leave the library. If choosing the 3 day, 7 day or 4 week loan periods, consider providing multiple copies of materials.


3. When should I place my Reserve requests? How long will it be before the requested items are available to students?

Reserve lists for each semester should be submitted as early as possible. In general, the Reserve desk can process requests within 3 working days. Reserve requests submitted after the first day of classes for the current semester could take up to 5 working days to be processed. Items that are currently checked out to another patron or materials that the Reserve staff must procure themselves will take longer to process.


4. Can I place personal or departmental copies of books or non-print material (CDs, DVDs, videos) on Reserve?

Yes, but copies of non-print material must be legally acquired. Please bring written documentation with any copy of a CD/DVD/Video.


5. How can I ask the library to make journal articles and book chapters accessible to students?

As part of the UVM Libraries' Electronic Reserves, or on Blackboard. Use the online form to submit requests.


6. What do my students need to do to access materials on Electronic Reserve or Blackboard off campus?

See our Connect from Off Campus page for instructions on how to set up VPN, the proxy server, and other remote access options.


7. Are there copyright issues associated with placing materials on Electronic Reserve and Blackboard?

Yes. Here are some basic guidelines. One time use of such material does not require copyright permission, but it is necessary to include a complete citation. In addition, no more than two chapters (or one-fourth of total pagination, whichever is smaller) of a book or two articles of a journal issue placed on E-Reserve or Blackboard. Use of copyrighted material requires permission from the copyright holder for all semesters after the first. The Reserve department staff will apply for such permission as needed, and your department will be billed for the copyright fees.


8. Anything else?

There are no permanent Reserve lists; Reserve lists expire at the end of each semester. Faculty must contact the Reserve desk before each semester during which a Reserve list will be required. If possible, please provide the Reserve Desk with a copy of your course syllabus for reference. You can reach us at 656-2200 or via email at Dana Circulation/Reserve Desk.

Contact Brenda Nelson at 656-4401 or Brenda.Nelson@uvm.edu with questions about Dana's Reserve Collection.

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