Policies and Procedures for Audio E-Reserves
For information on traditional and non-audio e-reserves please see the general guidelines for placing items on reserve.
Policies for Audio Reserve Materials
- Initial and subsequent use of audio materials for electronic transmission will be pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Act including its Fair Use analysis and/or the TEACH Act provisions. The library also acts in accordance with the 2004 statement issued by the Music Library Assocation entitled "Statement on the Digital Transmission of Audio Reserves."
Audio and video reserves are available for classes requiring library course reserves. Only university faculty, staff, and students registered in the class will have access to the reserves. Access for CD or DVD reserves may be granted with a university ID. Access to digital or e-reserves is granted through registration in the Blackboard course or in the catalog with a course-specific password.
Course Reserve materials may be submitted in the form of DVDs, VHS tapes, CDs, LPs, cassette tapes, or electronic files (mp3 or wav). We will also link requested items from Naxos Music Library and Classical Music Library.
- Ownership of original recordings
- The library will not stream second generation copies of commercially produced recordings. Material placed on reserve must be part of the collections of the library or the faculty member. The library will attempt to purchase a copy of the item when it is available and appropriate for the permanent collection. Every attempt will be made to purchase recordings for the library in the event that neither the library nor the faculty member owns the recording. Typical processing times for such materials may run two to four weeks.
- Types and lengths of recordings
- The library will digitize non-commercial compact disk compilations owned by an instructor that includes complete track listing, artist, title and source. The library will digitize performances (partial or entire) of all non-dramatic literary or musical works. Dramatic musical works (including opera, musicals, music video) may be digitized in reasonable and limited portions. Full works may be digitized when appropriate permissions of the Copyright holder have been obtained. The library will not digitize commercially sold anthologies in their entirety.
- All materials will be uploaded in individual mp3 tracks.
- Processing time
- Course reserve requests are accepted at all times. They are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. For materials owned by the library or the instructor, please allow at least two weeks for the first three weeks of a semester and three to five work days for materials submitted after that point.
Submitting Materials for Reserve
Course Reserve materials may be submitted in the form of CDs, LPs, cassette tapes, DAT tapes or electronic files (mp3 or wav). We will also link requested items from Naxos Music Library and Classical Music Library.