The Dixie State University Library accepts course related material from faculty for reserve that are in compliance with US Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107) and the fair use guidelines. Each instructor is required to get their own copyright clearance for all of their reserve items.
Faculty can place books, videos or other materials on reserve using the Dixie State University Library Reserve Request form. Bring items and form to Lichelle Christensen at the circulation desk. Go to Course Reserves on the faculty services page of the library homepage or contact Lichelle Christensen directly at (435)652-7715.
If you have any questions or concerns related to course reserve items or policies please contact us at 652-7715.
Is material placed on Canvas fair use?
1. If you link an article from the library's databases, then you are within the realm of fair use and copyright.
2. If you post or scan the material onto your course website or Canvas, then you need to follow the same guidelines of the Fair Use doctrine. (See box titled "Copying for Classroom Use").
Copying of copyrighted materials for student learning and research use without written permission may occur in the following instances:
Single copying for teachers
Single copies may be made of any of the following by teachers for scholarly research or use in teaching or preparation to teach a class:
Multiple copies for student learning use
Multiple copies (not to exceed more than one copy per student in a course) may be made by the teacher giving the course for student learning use or discussion; provided that the following three criteria are met:
Brevity: Either a complete article, story or essay of less than 2,500 words, (usually varies 3-8 pages depending on size of page and type) or an excerpt from any prose work of not more than 1,000 words or 10 percent of the work, whichever is greater.
Spontaneity: The copying is at the instance and inspiration of the individual teacher, and the inspiration and decision to use the work.The moment of its use for maximum teaching effectiveness are so close in time that it would be unreasonable to expect a timely reply to a request for permission.
Cumulative effect: Copying of the material is for only one course in the department in which the copies are made.
(Bern Dibner Library of Science and Technology: Retrieved from http://poly.libguides.com/content.php?pid=59733&sid=439206)
Obtaining permission and paying the licensing fees are the instructor's responsibilities. Permission from copyright holders is often needed when creating course materials, research papers, and web sites. You need to obtain permission when you use a work in a way that infringes on the exclusive rights granted to a copyright holder (i.e. outside the boundaries of fair use).
Steps that need to be followed to obtain permission to use copyrighted material:
For more information, visit the Copyright Clearnce Center's Obtaining Permission page.