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|Books||Yes||Both personal copies and JKM-owned allowed.|
|Photocopies of journal articles, book chapters, etc.||Yes||Must comply with Fair Use guidelines -- see guidelines below.|
|Commercially-produced video/audio recordings||Yes||Commercially-produced recordings are accepted, as are those owned by JKM Library.|
|Privately-produced video/audio recordings||See notes||May be placed on reserve ONCE and once only.|
|Copies of student papers and tutorials||Yes||Must have written permission of the student author included with each item.|
|Faculty-created course documents||Yes||Includes old class exams, homework problems and solutions, syllabi, and similar documents.|
|Consumables||No||Workbooks, copies of standardized tests, course packs, and other single-use items.|
|Items borrowed from other libraries||No||This includes ILLiad and EZBorrow books, as well as books from the public library.|
|Items rented from commercial establishments||No||Includes items such as movies rented from RedBox or books rented from Chegg.|
Learn about Fair Use Doctrine at the JKM Copyright Libguide, here.
It is important to be mindful of copyright law when placing items on course reserves. Here are some rules for when you should seek permissions, based upon the Guidelines for Classroom Copying (1976).
Materials which do not usually require permissions for reproductions:
Items which violate the doctrine of Fair Use:
This guide offers some suggestions on how to seek copyright permissions for materials you wish to place on Course Reserve, use in the classroom, or provide in electronic format (e.g., through Moodle). This guide is not legal advice but is intended as an informational guide to assist you in obtaining copyright permissions for educational purposes.
For every item for which you need to seek copyright permissions, you will need to contact the Copyright/Permissions Department of that item's publisher. For books, this information is often available on the back of the title page. For journals, it is often available near the table of contents or with editorial and submission policies. Most publishers will also provide this information on their websites.
Letters of Request should be sent on Chatham University letterhead. Allow approximately four to six weeks for processing by the publisher. It is generally a good idea to include two copies of your letter and release form so that the copyright holder will have one to retain for their records and one to return to you. In addition, you should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of your release form.