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Course Reserves

Contents

Reserve Request Forms
General Information
When to Place Reserve Requests
What Can Be Placed on Regular Reserve
     Pratt Institute Libraries Books
     Personal Copies of Books
What Can Be Placed on Electronic Reserve
     Journal Articles and Book Chapters
Reserve Carrels
Removing Reserves
Copyright Guidelines Summary
Contacts for Course Reserves

Links

PrattCat -- Search for Reserves
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Locations & Maps

 

Reserve Request Forms

 

General Information

The Libraries’ goal in providing reserve services is to support instructors teaching activities by gathering the required readings of a course in one place for student access. Reserve books circulate for 2 hours at a time in the library, allowing many students to have access to the items. Articles and book chapters are scanned and made available to students electronically allowing 24-7 access to them from on or off campus.


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How to Place Reserve Requests

Requests cannot be processed with incomplete information. Remember to include a citation complete with the item’s call number in the Pratt Institute Libraries collection. All citation information can be found on the library’s catalog. Examples:

Book: Gruber, Terry deRoy. Working Cats. New York: Lippincott, c1979. 779 G8855 W926 1979, Brooklyn Stacks.

Book chapter: Morris, Desmond. “Satanic Cats.” Cats in Art. London: Reaktion Books, 2017, pp. 41-52. 704.9432 M875, Brooklyn Stacks.

Article: Bailey, Martin. “Monet’s Cat Returns Home.” Art Newspaper, vol. 27, no. 303, July 2018, pp. 1.

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When to Place Reserve Requests

Reserve requests must be submitted at least two weeks before they are needed by your students. All reserve requests must be submitted within the first six weeks of the semester.

Reserves are processed on a first come, first served basis and we cannot guarantee last-minute requests will be completed before readings are assigned.

Reserve request forms need to be submitted each semester an instructor wants item(s) on reserve.

It is the instructor's responsibility to make reserve requests each semester they wish to have item(s) on reserve.


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Copyright Guidelines Summary

  • Books: Only one (1) chapter or up to 10% of a book may be placed on e-reserve unless the instructor received the copyright holder’s written permission to place more chapters on e-reserve prior to submitting materials to Reserve. This applies to edited collections of readings and essays because each reading is considered a chapter.
     
  • Journals: Only one (1) article from an issue of one journal may be placed on reserve unless the instructor received the copyright holder’s written permission to place more than one article on e-reserve before submitting materials to Reserve.
     
  • US Government Publications: Most government publications are in the public domain, i.e., they are not copyrighted, allowing unlimited use and reproduction.
     
  • Consumables: These materials are not appropriate for reserve. Consumables include workbooks, exercises, standardized tests and test booklets, answer sheets, etc.
     
  • Course packs: Course packs will not be placed on reserve because they violate fair use tenets.
     
  • Publishers’ review copies: These are given to faculty for personal use only and cannot be used for reserve.
     
  • Student Papers: are covered by copyright. To put a student’s paper on reserve they will need to fill out the copyright permission form.


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What Books Can Be Placed on Reserve?

Circulating books owned by the Pratt Libraries may be placed on reserve. Due to space constraints, instructors are permitted to place a maximum of 40 items on reserve per course.

Items that cannot be placed on reserve include: Reference books, special collections items, journals, course packets, publishers’ review copies, and items borrowed through Interlibrary Loan or ConnectNY.

For a title or edition not owned by the Pratt Libraries, instructors may place personal copies of books on reserve or may request that the library purchase an item.

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Personal Copies of Books

Instructors' personal copies of books may be placed on reserve.

The Library cannot assume liability for personal copies which are stolen or mutilated.

All personal items will be removed from reserves at the end of each semester.

Instructors are responsible for retrieving personal copies from the library within one month of the last day of classes.

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Request Purchase

To request a purchase please use the Suggest a Purchase form and note on the form the request is for reserve. Orders may take six to eight weeks to arrive; please allow sufficient time for processing.


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What Can Be Placed on E-Reserve?

Individual journal articles and book chapters can be placed on reserve through e-reserve. In order to comply with copyright law, book e-reserves are limited to one chapter or up to 10% of a book and journals are limited to one article from an issue of one journal.

Items placed on e-reserve will be processed by staff and uploaded onto​ the library catalog PrattCat reserves' tab.

However, if an item is available through the Pratt Institute Libraries’ Quick Search we recommend providing your students with a full citation and permalink to the item’s page.

Articles obtained via ILL will not be scanned into e-reserves.

Access to these e-reserves are limited to registered Pratt students and require login authentication from off campus via Pratt’s OneKey system. Instructors are responsible for copyright compliance and need to obtain copyright permissions for items which do not fall under the Fair Use. Instructors can request copyright permission from the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) by going to the CCC website.


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Reserve Carrels

  • The Pratt Institute Library, Brooklyn campus, has four carrels on the 1st floor, reserved for graduate seminar classes of fewer than 20 students.
     
  • Carrels will be provided to faculty on a first come, first served basis.
     
  • The purpose of the carrels is to allow students to look at a variety of material at one time, instead of being restricted to the two-book limit of Reserves.
     
  • These materials do not leave the Library, but because they are sitting on open carrels, the Library cannot guarantee that the materials will be immediately re-shelved on the appropriate carrel.
     
  • The Library strongly recommends that you place books essential to your course on Reserve, rather than in a carrel—this will ensure that such books are always available to your students in a timely manner.

Faculty need to provide the library reserve staff with a list of titles and call numbers of the items that they would like assigned to a carrel. As long as the book is a stacks book and not required for another class’ reserve readings, it will be processed for the assigned carrel.

Email the Brooklyn Reserves Staff for more information.

Note: Instructors may put personal material in a carrel, but the Libraries cannot be held responsible for instructors’ personal property.


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Removing Reserves

All Reserve materials are removed at the end of each semester. Professor personal copies are returned to the professor, donated to the library or discarded (per the instructions professors give on their reserve request form). If a professor wishes for their items to be placed on reserve again for a subsequent semester, they must notify reserves staff by phone, email, or in person before the end of the current semester.


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Contacts for Course Reserves

 

Brooklyn campus

Main Reserve Email Address: resvbkln@pratt.edu

Josephine Rosario
Circulation Supervisor
Tel: (718) 687-5730
jrosar15@pratt.edu

Eric Toole
Reference Clerk
Tel:  (718) 687-5359
etoole@pratt.edu

 

Manhattan Campus

Main Reserve Email Address: resvpmc@pratt.edu

Jean Hines
Coordinator of Information Services
Tel: (212) 647-7547
jhines@pratt.edu

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