To place an item on eReserves:

What is required to place an item on eReserve:

1. Supply Copyright Page – As of October 28, 1998, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires a photocopy of the actual notice of copyright. We cannot scan your material without this page. Citations are not sufficient.

2. Submit a Good Quality Photocopy – Weak print, smudges, or a dark band in the center of joined pages (the gutter) will not improve with scanning. Inky originals can result in difficult to read course reserves.

Many journal articles are available through Musselman Library’s online databases and are able to be linked directly to your course eReserves in Moodle without scanning. Check the Journals/Magazines tab on the library homepage to see if a journal is available electronically.

3. Limit Amount of Original Material – Fair Use guidelines limit the amount copied to 10% or one chapter of the original. See the e-reserve guidelines below for more information.

4. Complete Reserves Form – Completed forms must accompany submitted reserves material and are available online , at the Circulation Desk and the Reserves Office in Musselman Library. (www.gettysburg.edu/library).

5. Deliver Reserves Materials – Completed forms and reserve materials may be left at the Circulation Desk or brought to in room 020 on the ground floor of Musselman Library.

eReserve Guidelines

The following guidelines are used to determine how much of a particular work and what type of works can be put on eReserves. Requests exceeding Fair Use require copyright clearance and may take extra processing time to obtain the clearance and in some cases clearance may be denied.

  • Entire works if in the public domain (works published before 1923 and most government publications)
  • Up to 10% of most other works. Requests to place more than 10% on eReserves must be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Print journals. One article per journal issue. In some instances, we may be able to place additional articles from the same issue on reserve, though requests to do so must be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Electronic journals (Musselman Library subscription) The number of articles that can be linked depends on the terms of our licensing agreement. Some materials cannot be placed on eReserves. Library staff will search the online databases for all articles submitted for reserve. Links will be placed in the Course Reserve Lists for all available articles.
  • Electronic journals (Musselman Library subscription) The number of articles that can be linked depends on the terms of our licensing agreement. Some materials cannot be placed on eReserves. Library staff will search the online databases for all articles submitted for reserve. Links will be placed in the Course Reserve Lists for all available articles.
  • Electronic books (Musselman Library subscription) Ebooks in the Musselman Library collection can be linked in eReserves if our licensing agreement includes multiple-user access. Some ebooks cannot be placed on eReserves. This will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
  • Removing Items at the End of the Semester: To comply with copyright guidelines, all e-reserve items are removed from Moodle at the end of the semester.