Copyright Guidelines for Reserve
The following materials can be put on reserve without obtaining copyright permission:
- Books, videos, or audio CDs owned by the Library
- Books, videos, or audio CDs owned by Faculty
- One article from a given issue of:
- a journal
- a magazine
- a newspaper
- Exams or lecture notes
- Publications of the federal government
- Student papers (for which the student has given permission)
- Documents freely available on the web to which the Library can link
- Where license agreements permit, links to full text articles available through the Library's subscription databases
- Works that are in the public domain
- Selections from books and anthologies (in accordance with the Georgia Decision)
- No more than 10% of books with 10 chapters or less
- One chapter from books over 10 chapters
The following materials require copyright permission before being put on either physical or electronic reserve:
- Photocopies of more than one article from a single journal issue
- Consumable items such as workbooks, exercises, standardized tests
Obtaining Copyright Permission
When necessary, the Library will attempt to obtain required copyright permissions for materials placed on reserve. The Library reserves the right to refuse any document if there is a possibility of copyright infringement.
Websites for More Copyright Information
American Library Association Copyright Issues background discussion and current status of copyright legislation and related topics.
Copyright Sliderule. Created by ALA, this sliderule helps to determine when permission is needed based upon publication date.
U.S. Copyright Office Information Circulars: basic fact sheets and circulars on various copyright issues, including fair use. Circular 21 deals specificially with reproduction of copyrighted works by educators and librarians.