The policy governing reserve materials is based on the provisions of fair use of the United States Copyright Act of 1976. Section 107 of the Copyright Act expressly permits the making of multiple print copies for classroom use. In determining fair use there are four factors to be considered:
The College of Wooster Libraries' course reserves provide access to supplementary course materials in support of the College's academic mission. The following policy refers to materials that are copied by members of the College faculty to be placed on course reserve. It does not refer to complete works such as books, issues of journals, musical scores, etc. that are placed on reserve in their original form.
Access to print reserves is in person, upon presentation of a valid College I.D. at the Andrews circulation and media desk. Access to electronic reserves for a particular course is limited to students with valid College I.D.s who are currently enrolled in that course and have received course-specific passwords from their instructors. Electronic reserves for one course are not available to students in other courses, and no electronic reserves are available to the general public.
NOTICE: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17 U.S Code) governs the making of photocopies of copyrighted materials. The person using this system is liable for any infringement.
Electronic copying and scanning of copyright-protected works for library reserve systems and distance learning are unsettled areas of the law that may be addressed in future revisions of the copyright law or through adjudication. The College of Wooster will monitor legal developments concerning fair use to ensure that the library services are in compliance with U.S. Copyright Law.
Contact Mark Christel, Director of Libraries.
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