Fair Use as explained by copyright law 17 U.S.Code section 107 involves 4 factors:
Dwayne K. Butler and Kenneth Crews, director of Columbia University's Copyright Advisory Office, have developed a helpful Fair Use Checklist. Keep in mind that this checklist is just a tool and should not be considered definitive in determining Fair Use.
The following websites provide information about using copyrighted materials and requesting permission:
For physical items (books, print articles, DVD's, etc.), instructors can choose from the following loan periods:
For electronic resources, access may be restricted to one class of students and/or to a specific period of time.
Items not specifically requested for reserve during the following semester are automatically removed at the end of the semester. All photocopies and personal copies will be returned to instructors after the semester ends.
For physical materials intended for reserve in Stockton, instructors need to fill out a Reserve Request Form indicating the material(s) are for Stockton. Please allow one extra week for processing.
Student papers and projects can be placed on reserve if the students' name(s) are blacked out and if copyright permission has been granted by the student(s) and the University Library is provided a copy of the permission form.
Instructors who wish to request library items not currently in the library collection should contact their Departmental Library Liaison.
No. Only books owned by the University Library or the instructor (personal copies) can be placed on reserve.