Whether you want your materials to go on reserve in the library or to be sold as a course pack in the bookstore you have a responsibility to ensure your materials comply with current copyright laws. If you’re planning on using reserves or course packs in the coming semesters review the material below to ensure your materials fit within the guidelines.
How to Submit a Course Pack
Course packs should be submitted to the Copyright Specialist either electronically or in person before they are submitted to the bookstore for duplication. The photocopy log and a request for printing form must be completed and attached to the front of your course pack when you submit it. All course pack materials that contain third party material will be reviewed for copyright compliance, so please make sure your course packs are submitted early to allow for review time and clearance before the course pack submission deadline required by the bookstore.
The compilation of various copyright materials should not be submitted directly to duplicating. The copyright review is an important part of the course pack process; without it, instructors are individually liable for any copyright infringement. Submitting course packs to the Copyright Specialist for review prior to submitting them to the bookstore for duplication will ensure they comply with copyright laws.
How to Submit a Reserve
Reserves can be submitted in person at the circulation desk in the library. The reserve form should be submitted with your reserves. Reserve materials will be reviewed for copyright compliance periodically throughout the semester.
What can go in a Course Pack or on Reserve?
Getting Permissions Yourself
If you would like to use content that you need permission for, you are welcome to approach the rights holder directly. This especially makes sense when you have a personal connection with the rights holder, for example, many faculty contact their publisher representatives for permission to use the textbook extras.
If requesting permission for use from a rights holder, you need to do the following:
Assistance with Permissions
The Copyright Specialist provides permission services. Send a request by email. Your request email should contain:
Submit requests as early as possible. The timeline is highly dependent on the responsiveness of the rights holder.