This policy developed in consultation with ISU University Legal Services.
The Library attempts to adhere to all federal copyright laws. The following policies are meant to aid all parties in conforming to fair use provisions of the copyright law.
- All audio-visual materials placed on reserve will be at the initiative of the instructor, solely for the non-commercial and educational use by students. All hard copy audio-visual materials placed on course reserve are available for in-Library use only.
- The ISU Library, through its Course Reserves service, may provide electronic access to audio visual materials via streaming technology. Please see "Video/Audio Streaming Policy" for important information regarding these services.
- Instructors may use a variety of audio visual formats for reserve materials. These formats include:
- Video / DVD / Blu-Ray
- Compact discs
- CD-ROM / DVD-ROM
- Materials supplied by the instructor for reserve use, must be produced legally. We reserve the right to refuse to make available duplicated materials in violation of U.S. copyright law. Examples of legally produced materials are:
- Commercial products (video, DVD, CD, etc) purchased by the instructor or department.
- Videotaped lectures of the course instructor or student presentations (currently enrolled).
- Legally reproduced materials.
- Off-air recordings (performances taped from television, but not cable or pay-per-view) are for one-time use. The program may not be used again in the same or subsequent semester without permission.
- The ISU Library does not permit the use of its equipment or materials to produce illegal copies of audio-visual works. Persons observed using library equipment or materials to produce unauthorized copies will be asked to leave. Repeated violation of this policy by an individual will result in the suspension of his/her borrowing privileges.
- Instructors should plan on 3-5 days of processing time before the material will be available to students.
- Materials will be removed from Course Reserves at the close of the semester of use. If by the end of the fourth week of the next semester, Course Reserves has not received notice of their continued use, materials will be sent back to instructors and/or returned to the stacks.