The following are our in-house guidelines for determining what can be placed on course reserve at UHM Library based on our interpretation of copyright law. For all other materials, permission from the copyright holder is needed. For more information, please visit the Course Reserve page.
What may be placed on course reserve without a written copyright permission for one semester ONLY?
- A chapter from a book (or 10% whichever is larger)
- An article from a periodical, scholarly journal, or newspaper
- A short story, short essay or short poem, whether published by itself or in a collective work. A chart, graph, diagrams, drawing, cartoon, or picture from a book, periodical, scholarly journal, or newspaper.
- If an item is available as electronic form streaming, media, audio, and text and the library’s license allows, a hyperlink to the text will be setup.
- Materials that are clearly owned and created by the person submitting the materials (copyright owner)
- Materials registered in Creative commons with a license that allows use.
- Media copied from off-air* (including cable) programs 45 day Limit*
What may NOT be digitized for course reserve without copyright permission? (Possible exceptions: materials that are out-of-print, difficult to locate, or not owned by library)
- A copy of the entire book
- More than one chapter of a single book (or more than 10%)
- More than one article from a single periodical or newspaper issue
- More than one selection from an anthology or collection
- More than one chart, graph, diagrams, drawing, cartoon, or picture from a single book, periodical scholarly journal, or newspaper
- Interlibrary loan materials
- Media copied from commercial tapes or DVD
- Reserve materials not in compliance with copyright law will be removed from the reserve system
- The Library will not mirror or link to materials that are illegally posted on the web
- The Library staff maintains the right to refuse placement on reserves any materials it judges to be beyond the boundaries of fair use.
- The Library reserves the right to change the copyright policy as necessary