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Library Policies

The policies of the California Maritime Academy Library

Reserves Policy - For Students

The Reserves collection makes high-demand learning materials available to students in an equitable manner.

The loan period for books on Reserve is usually 2 hours, with 1 renewal permitted, subject to staff approval. The loan period for DVDs on Reserve is 4 hours.

Due to high demand, all Reserve material must be used within the Library.

Cal Maritime instructors initiate requests for materials to be place on reserve. Textbooks, monographs, articles, DVDs, and other published material may be placed on Reserve.

Reserves Policy - For Instructors

Work with Jennifer Haupt (x1098) to place items on Reserve in the Library.

We can place Library-owned material and/or instructors' copies on Reserve.

While the Library's annual budget does not allow for purchasing copies of all materials assigned to students at Cal Maritime, we are able to purchase some requested items, providing they meet our collection development policy.

Please bring to the Reserve materials to the Library well in advance of students' needs. Our goal is to process materials immediately. Materials received after 4 PM or on a weekend may not be processed until the next working day.

Subject to U.S. Copyright and Fair Use, the library can also make a digital copy of the reserve material.

Please attach a copy of the Reserve form below with each title you place on Reserve. You must sign this document if you are placing photocopies on Reserve. Personal materials placed on Reserve are returned at the end of each academic year.

Please read Copyright Considerations for Instructors below to understand legal guidelines for placing materials on reserve. The library can not place photocopied material on Reserve for consecutive semesters without documented copyright permission (unless you are the copyright holder).

If you require assistance in obtaining copyright approval - or have additional copyright questions - please call or e-mail Mark Stackpole x1092.

Instructor Reserve Request Form

Instructor’s Name: ________________________________________________________________

Course Number and Name: _________________________________________________________

Title of Book (or article, etc.): ________________________________________________________

Author of Book (or article, etc.): ______________________________________________________

Number of students in course: ________________________________________________________

Instructors must submit a signed copy of this form each semester with any photocopies placed on Reserve.

My signature signifies that materials I have submitted to Reserves this semester are in compliance with copyright and Reserve regulations as stated on this document.

 

DATE__________ SIGNATURE_______________________________________________________

Copyright Considerations for Instructors

1. Photocopies - All photocopies must be provided by the instructor. A photocopy of one selection per folder can be submitted to Reserves. A collection of photocopies from one or several sources in one folder is considered an "anthology" and can not be placed on Reserve, unless, copyright permission is obtained for each chapter/reading included in the collection. The document granting copyright permission must accompany each item and remain on file in Reserves.

2. Periodicals (magazines, journals) owned by the library - Photocopies of articles from journal issues located in the library may be placed on Reserve for 1 semester as a preservation measure. Multiple copies may be made in a ratio of 1 copy per 10 students. Further use beyond 1 semester requires written copyright permission, masthead permission, or purchased reprints. The document granting copyright permission must accompany items and remain in Reserves.

3. Periodicals (magazines, journals) owned by the instructor - Instructors may place their personal copies of periodicals on Reserve.  The library assumes no liability for items that are lost or damaged.

4. Periodicals (magazines, journals) not owned by the library - The document granting copyright permission or a copy of the masthead permission from the original source of a journal photocopy, must accompany the item and remain on file in Reserves.

5. Books owned by the library - If 1 selection (chapter, reading, or essay) is needed from a book owned by the library, photocopies should be made as a preservation measure in a ratio of 1 copy per 10 students. If multiple selections are needed, bring the entire book to be placed on Reserve.

6. Books owned by the instructor - Instructors may place their personal copies of books on Reserve. The library assumes no liability for books that are lost or damaged.

7. Books not owned by the library - Instructors should work with Library personnel to determine whether these materials may be acquired. The Library will make every effort to acquire those materials requested by members of the Cal Maritime Community that fit into the scope of the Collection Development Policy

8. Purchased reprints - Reprints may be purchased and placed on Reserve. No photocopies may be made from reprints.

9. Consumables - No photocopies may be made from "consumable" works, (I.E. workbooks, exercises, tests, or test booklets, answer sheets, etc...)

10. Course Packets - Course packets purchased by students are for personal use/fair use and may not be placed on Reserve.