Course Reserves

These are course-specific and other supplemental materials professors have chosen for student use. They are available at the main Circulation desk, and may be checked out with a valid AU card. Loan periods vary from 1 hour to 2 days.

Controlled Digital Lending

The Control Digital Lending model allows the library to scan needed portions of reserve materials, which include chapters, portions of textbooks, class readings, and journal articles for instructors to upload the accessible PDFs into their course shell in LearningHub for their students. The model is based on the fair use guidelines that permit more extensive scanning as part of legitimate response to the COVID-19 emergency. It is designed to circulate a digitized title in place of a physical one, but in a manner that does not infringe copyright laws. In essence, the model mirrors the traditional library reserve practices permitted by copyright law.

The James White Library employs this lending model as a means of providing access to teaching and learning materials to students enrolled at Andrews University, who, due to the COVID-19 epidemic and physical interaction restrictions, are not able to visit the library to access print reserves. If more portions are needed by the instructor, the library can scan reasonable portions for faculty to upload as needed, and by following copyright regulations during exigencies, such as the COVID-19 epidemic.  But instructors will have to take down what is no longer needed before they upload another content, hence the term “controlled” in this model.

Items considered for scanning are print materials for which the library does not have electronic copies. The scan, which is uploaded to the LearningHub, will include a special cover page with information on how to use and dispose of the scan. Faculty should include the cover page when they share the scans with students. Access should be limited to those enrolled in the course. And all items should be removed from the course page at the end of the course.

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