What are traditional course reserves?
Traditionally the library has placed
library owned books, instructor owned books, and packets of information,
such as articles, syllabi, and book chapters on Reserve behind the
Circulation desk. These
items may be checked out by students for day use only, and must be
kept within the library.
How do students
locate materials on Reserve?
Students may ask for materials at the
Circulation desk. They
may request packets and copies of faculty owned books by the instructor’s
last name and library owned books by call number. To locate materials
please check the Library's Catalog:http://liucat.lib.liu.edu/search/r.
How do instructors
place books on Reserve?
To place books on Reserve, instructors
simply bring them to the Circulation desk on the fifth floor of
the Library Learning Center. They
will be asked to fill out a form identifying which course(s) and
semester(s) they would like to associate the books with.
How do instructors
place packets on Reserve?
Instructors may also bring packets to
the Circulation desk. It is recommended that they supply one clean,
clear, photocopy or print out of any item they would like to place
on Reserve. Packets
of material may also be placed on Electronic Reserve.
Items with labels such as Instructor's
Edition, Desk Copy, Examination Edition, Publisher's Review Copy
will be placed on reserve only after the individual faculty member
obtains the publisher's permission.
Electronic Reserves, or ERes
What is ERes?
ERes stands for Electronic Reserves.
Electronic Reserves is a digital version of the paper course
reserve reading many instructors may already be providing for their
students through the Circulation Department of the library.
Documents such as handouts, tests, and articles will be made
available to students through our ERes web site. Search
the Catalog for the Reserves collection including Electronic Reserves:
are the advantages to using ERes over traditional paper reserves?
ERes allows students to have access to
reserve materials 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students can access materials from
their home or office, which is especially convenient for those who
commute or work full time.
Students can read documents online, save them to their home
computer, or print them out for later reference.
ERes also allows instructors to have
greater control over the materials they have on reserve. Instructors can request that documents
have limited visibility dates allowing them to post time-sensitive
information. ERes also
offers a variety of options for organizing documents. Documents can be archived in the system
for use in future semesters, saving time and storage space.
How do students
find a course page?
Students can search for courses by department,
instructor’s name, or by doing a keyword search for any term(s)
from the name of the course, instructor, department, document, or
of documents can instructors post on ERes?
ERes supports a wide variety of document
can post documents they have generated themselves in programs like
Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. They can also submit print copies of
documents to Circulation. These documents will be scanned and converted
into PDF files. ERes course pages can also contain
images, links to outside web sites, and links to LIUCAT, the library’s
online catalog. If
an instructor has documents in a file format not listed the Circulation
Department will make every effort to accommodate posting it.
materials be posted on ERes?
Yes, but permission must be granted by
the rights holder (usually the publisher) in most situations. In some circumstances the rights
holder may charge a fee. For more information on copyright, see
the Copyright and Course Reserves
(pdf format) guide in the ERes forms section.
students don’t have computers at home?
ERes can be accessed from any computer
with a web browser and internet access. Students may access ERes from the library
or any computer lab on campus if they cannot at home. The Circulation Desk will also continue
to maintain one copy of every item on paper Reserves for students
without access to a computer.
ERes forms, guides, and copyright