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The Course Reserves collection houses print and audio/visual materials that have been requested by faculty for use by students in their courses. Materials not currently held by the Library will usually be purchased, although the Library reserves the right to limit the acquisition of materials.
|Spring 2014||February 10, 2014|
|Summer 2014||May 12, 2014|
|Fall 2014||August 11, 2014|
|Winter 2015||December 2, 2014|
A one-time requirement, the Copyright Compliance Statement must be printed, signed by the primary instructor, and returned to the Library before any processing can begin.
Instructors are responsible for adhering to copyright law. Material may be reviewed by Library staff to ensure it complies with copyright law and library policy. Instructors will be contacted immediately if any concerns are noted by Library staff. Should the reproduction of a particular item be prohibited by copyright law, faculty can purchase copyright clearance to allow its use. The Academic Licensing and Permissions Service of the Copyright Clearance Center provides an automated copyright permissions service.
For further information, email Reserves staff.
The loan period for reserve material is 2 hours unless otherwise specified on the request form. 1-day, 3-day, and 14-day loan periods are also available, but should be specified only for low-use materials. Loan periods may be readily changed at the instructor's request. Any item requested for more than one class will automatically be placed on 2-hour loan.
When choosing a loan period, take the following into consideration:
The Library recommends the following guidelines for determining loan periods:
Requests are processed in the order received. Processing generally takes 5 working days. Lists received after the quarterly deadline will be processed as soon as possible, but may not be ready for the start of classes. Incomplete or erroneous information may cause significant delays. Notification will be sent when the Library has completed each request list. Faculty may review material before announcing it to their students. While every attempt is made to ensure the integrity of items placed on Reserve, the Library assumes no responsibility for damaged or lost items.
This guideline was established in consultation with the Library Committee of the UCSF Academic Senate in Spring 1994.
Requests for books to be placed on reserve must include the following information:
Generally, the Library provides 1 copy per 100 students enrolled in the course. Instructors may request that the Library purchase additional copies. Requests are subject to review.
Items from standard U.S. publishers are usually readily obtainable. Foreign publications, obscure materials, and out-of-print items may be difficult to obtain. In such cases instructors may wish to provide personal copies.
e.g., copies of journal articles, syllabi, bibliographies, pamphlets, etc.
Note: Students must search the UCSF Library Catalog by course name, course number, or instructor. Searching is greatly facilitated if this information matches what has been provided to Library staff and entered into the course record.
Note: We recommend that all exams placed on reserve include answer keys. In our experience, exams that do not include answer keys are rarely used by students.
Exams should be clearly marked with the following information:
Exam copies should be clear, legible, and identical. Copies of exams that are not keyed should be clearly marked as "Not keyed."
Exams may be submitted in electronic format (preferably on disk in PC format).