Sherrod Library E-Reserve provides a place to make course resources accessible to your students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students can directly access course materials which are made available through the Internet.
E-Reserve materials are made available through two formats: scanned documents converted to Adobe Acrobat Reader Portable Document File (PDF) format and URL links to full-text articles made available through licensed database subscriptions. Document availability, document type, and copyright considerations determine the suitability of materials for E-Reserve. Some documents cannot be delivered to students through E-Reserve and traditional course reserve remains available for materials that cannot be delivered electronically.
In accordance with copyright guidelines, E-Reserve documents are password protected and are available only to ETSU students, faculty, and staff using their ETSU e-mail username and library barcode number. Review the instructions for help on how to access e-reserves from outside the ETSU campus network.
Documents on E-Reserve are made available in Adobe Acrobat Reader Portable Document File (PDF) format. Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher is recommended. Download the latest version of the free Adobe Reader software.
Traditional Course Reserve remains available for materials that cannot be delivered to students through E-Reserve. These materials are made available for check-out at the Sherrod Library Circulation/Reserve desk. Faculty members select the most appropriate loan period for their reserve materials. See Using the Course Reserve Collection in the Sherrod Library for information on loan periods and policies governing the use of reserve materials in the library.
A Course Reserve Materials List (Adobe PDF file) should be submitted at least 48 hours prior to the time an assignment is announced to the students. The period of time required for processing a reserve list varies according to the volume of reserve requests, availability of materials, and delays in retrieving books on loan. Please keep in mind that processing delays increase during the beginning of each semester when incoming volume is high. Lists will be processed in the order in which they are received.
Please do not request more than 20 items for a course without consulting the reserve staff prior to submission of the list. Lists should be limited to required readings. Suggested or recommended reading lists and/or resource materials are used infrequently. Students benefit more from direct loan of suggested readings from the general collection for the regular 4-week loan period.
Materials are processed during weekdays only. Staff is not available for processing nights or weekends.
Materials from the Sherrod Library collections are identified by Dewey Decimal or Library of Congress call numbers.
Materials owned by a faculty member and placed on reserve are identified alphabetically by faculty surname. When personal copies of titles on reserve are lost by users, the library is not liable for the loss; however, the library reserve staff will contact the faculty member concerning fines and/or replacement charges which are consistent with library fine policies. Faculty members, including those who placed the material on reserve, are subject to the same reserve loan periods as students.
Photocopies of materials may be placed on reserve subject to copyright regulations. For purposes of copyright compliance, a full bibliographic citation (author, title, publisher, date, etc.) documenting the source must accompany each photocopied article.
Library periodical issues (bound or unbound) and reference books will not be placed on reserve since these non-circulating materials are always available in the library.
Materials will be removed from the reserve collection as soon as possible after the end date specified by the faculty member on the Course Reserve Materials List. Personal materials will be returned to the faculty member. Materials are not automatically kept on active reserve status. All reserve materials are reviewed periodically by the reserve staff and materials not used frequently or recently will be removed.
The ETSU Sherrod Library accepts material from faculty with the understanding that the faculty member has complied with the requirements of the copyright law. All materials submitted must be accompanied by the signed copyright compliance statement that is included on the Course Reserve Materials List (Adobe Portable Document File (PDF) format). This statement affirms that copied reserve materials meet fair use guidelines or that the copyright holder has given permission to reproduce the material.
Copyrighted reserve materials will be withdrawn at the end of each semester unless documentation of advance copyright permission from the copyright holder has been obtained and is on file at the Sherrod Library Circulation department.
Copyright permission is needed for using:
No copyright permission is needed for:
In consideration of students accessing electronic materials from off-campus locations who may be using modems with slow connection speeds, file sizes are deliberately kept below 2.5 MB to minimize downloading times. Because of this, documents may be divided into parts to accommodate smaller, multiple files. Also graphical materials in addition to the text may be eliminated. Please indicate on the Course Reserve Materials List your preferences in regard to logical areas to divide documents and whether or not photographs or other illustrations may be eliminated from a document’s text. All efforts will be made to accommodate your preferences in this regard within the constraints of a 2.5 MB file size limit.