Services : Course Reserves

Faculty can place materials on both hard copy and electronic reserves at the UHWO Library for educational and non-commercial use by students.

UHWO Library staff ask that faculty submit course reserve materials before the semester begins to ensure that materials will be available in time for the first scheduled class. Materials can be submitted to the UHWO Library service desk. Please allow at least 24 hours
for processing materials Monday – Thursday. Items submitted on Friday, particularly late in the late afternoon, may not be processed until Monday.

Copyright
The UHWO Library maintains copyright compliance by adhering to the U.S. Copyright Act, Section 107 and 108, which provides guidelines for educational institutions and libraries. The UHWO Library nor its staff claim to be the copyright experts on campus, nor do we provide any interpretations of copyright law. We do pledge, however, to provide the best support possible in making accessible books, articles and other materials to your students while fulfilling our moral and legal obligations with respect to the use of copyrighted materials in the non-profit, educational arena. Additionally, the UHWO Library encourages faculty and instructors to review the University of Hawai‘i Copyright Guidelines which provides further guidance in ensuring copyright compliance. More information on copyright can be found on UH-West Oahu’s Copyright web page.

Hard-copy Reserves
Materials such as books, DVDs and videos will be placed on reserve behind the Circulation Desk for specified periods of time determined by the instructor. For more information on how to submit materials for course reserves, please contact the UHWO Library at 689-2700 or email us at uhwolib@hawaii.edu

Electronic Reserves
The UHWO Library utilizes the UH Voyager Catalog’s electronic reserve module. Students can now access course reserve documents in PDF format from any Internet connection. The documents are password-protected, with the password being set by the instructor. Library staff will scan the document(s) (copies of articles, lecture notes and other materials) and make them available online. Library staff can also directly link students to an article available on the Internet or available via any of the research databases. For more information on how to submit materials for electronic course reserves, please contact the UHWO Library at 689-2700 or email us at uhwolib@hawaii.edu

Electronic Course Reserve Formats
As mentioned above, the UHWO Library maintains copyright compliance by adhering to the U.S. Copyright Act, Section 107 and 108, which provides guidelines for educational institutions and libraries. In keeping copyright compliant, the UHWO Library has set the following guidelines regarding the various formats that can be submitted for electronic reserves:

  • No more than 15 copyrighted items per course
  • All photocopied material must include a title page, or source information
  • Student’s written permission must be obtained to place their work on reserve
  • Lecture notes or exams must be your own and not those of another instructor or faculty member

Faculty may place the following items on electronic reserve:

  • One photocopied article per journal issue
  • One photocopied chapter per book
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents
  • PDF documents

For content available in any of the research databases, library staff will directly link to the article in the particular database, rather than scanning a copy of the article.
Faculty may NOT place the following items on electronic reserve:

  • Multiple scanned chapters from a single book
  • Multiple scanned articles from a single journal issue
  • Student work without student permission

Placing materials on electronic reserve
Faculty can submit electronic copies of documents via email to uhwolib@hawaii.edu or they can submit hard copies to the service desk at the UH-West Oʻahu Library. Library staff will scan and upload the document(s) for access via the Library Catalog’s Course Reserves Page.  Faculty are encouraged to submit the cleanest copy possible and must include the title page if submitting a chapter from a book.