Reactivate Reserves

Information: Library Reserve consists of two collection types. The first is a 'traditional' reserve collection of physical items circulated from the Circulation Desk in Odum Library. It includes books, videotapes, DVDs, CDs, book chapters, magazine/journal/newspaper articles, and professor's materials (e.g., class syllabi, lecture notes, homework assignments/solutions, sample tests/papers, etc.), put "on reserve" by Valdosta State University (VSU) instructors or departments. This ensures greater availability to user groups, such as students, in a particular course.

The second collection type is a more recent 'electronic' reserve. Via a course password as assigned and disseminated by the instructor, students can access electronic reserve items through the GIL@VSU Library Catalog Course Reserves 24 hours/day, 7 days/week from any Internet connected computer. Following University System of Georgia Board of Regents' Copyright Policy, the Fair Use Checklist* must be completed and retained by you for each item verifying that all copyrighted materials submitted weigh in favor of fair use guidelines as placed on library electronic reserve or in BlazeView. Electronic reserves must be submitted in electronic file format preferably as a portable document format (.pdf), or other Microsoft file type, or a clean, one-sided article/chapter photocopy ready for scanning. The Fair Use Checklist* is not required when submitting licensed persistent links or personally authored files (as .pdf, .doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, .xls, or .xlsx files) of class syllabi, lecture notes, homework assignments/solutions, or sample test/papers.

General Instructions: This form is for instructors who would like to reactivate all the previous semester’s material on reserve for a course.  Please fill out one form for each course.  For instructors renewing electronic articles, the password should be changed by typing in a new one here.  If you would like to add any additional materials to your course list, please fill out the “New Reserve Request” form.  Please submit reserve materials at least 48 hours before your students will require the items.  If you would like to remove anything from your previous course list or have further questions regarding the processing, the telephone extension is 7082 or visit the Library's website.

  • **Date to Remove -- There are no PERMANENT RESERVES.  All electronic and physical reserve items will be removed at the end of the current semester unless an earlier or later date is specified.  Resubmission is required for reserve items to be available in subsequent terms.
  • Electronic Reserve Course Password Creation Instructions -- Minimum 4 lowercase letters and do not use spaces.  Passwords should not be course and number, instructor's name, instructor's e-mail alias, any words contained in the course title or current semester, i.e., fall2009.  In accordance with copyright law, passwords must be unique for each course and change each semester.  After electronic serve items have been processed and are available to students, you will receive an e-mail notification that includes a reminder of your selected password.  You are responsible for giving your students the electronic reserve course password.
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