Hofstra University Library offers an electronic reserve service called Ares. Ares is accessible through Blackboard. Within Ares, faculty can easily view, add, delete, and edit course content. All Ares Course Reserve content is vetted by Library staff for copyright compliance. More information on accessing and using Ares is here.
The following materials are appropriate for inclusion in Ares Course Reserves:
Materials which are not appropriate for inclusion in Ares Course Reserves:
Library assistance is available for all steps in developing your list of materials for Ares or print reserve. We will assist you in determining what material is licensed and available electronically, what material is covered by the Annual Copyright License, what material requires permission, and estimated costs for permissions. We do have a (limited) budget to cover permissions costs for materials not otherwise licensed.
We can assist with determining whether an item is in the public domain, out of copyright, out of print, etc., and give advice for how to best provide access in accordance with the Hofstra University policy. We can recommend what items may be used in Ares or Blackboard, and what should be provided through print reserve or a course pack.
We take fair use into consideration in all requests to provide copyrighted content through Ares, and document all fair use decisions.
Contact Sarah McCleskey, Head of Resource and Collection Services at 516-463-5076 or Sarah.E.McCleskey@hofstra.edu for assistance.
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