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University Libraries’ Electronic Reserve System: A quick, convenient way to make course materials available to your students

Please see the note from our Reserves Coordinator about electronic reserves. Feel free to contact me (612-624-6492, evfine@umn.edu) or Pat Seeley with any questions. Enjoy the final week of summer!

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Since its inception in 2002, the University Libraries’ electronic reserve system has enabled over 300 faculty to place materials on reserve in hundreds of courses. E-Res, as the system is known, accommodates many different formats—pdf, jpg, mp3, and direct links to the internet—and is a quick and simple way for instructors to present a wide variety of course materials online to their students. Should faculty and staff lack either the time or inclination to develop an entire Web CT course page, E-Res offers a convenient alternative.

The Bio-Medical Library therefore invites you to let us assist you in using the E-Res system when planning your courses this fall. We encourage you to submit your materials to us at least one week prior to the start of the semester in order for the materials to appear online by the first day of classes. Submissions may be made by filling out a request form in person at the library or using the online request form available on the Bio-Medical Library web page under “Faculty Instructions for Reserves?.

For a complete description of e-reserve and a discussion of related copyright issues, go to www.biomed.lib.umn.edu/services/reserves. Please contact Pat Seeley with questions at biomrsv@umn.edu or 612-626-5967.