Make course-related articles and book chapters available electronically to your students! The Dalhousie Libraries are offering faculty an option to have links to licensed e-content added to their reading lists and uploaded to BbLearn or Brightspace (for the Faculties of Agriculture, Management (CFAME), Architecture and Planning and Health Professions [Social Work programs] ) by one of the Dal Libraries’ staff, with copyright clearance obtained if possible.
You can do this online via the Reserve page on our website.
- Go to the Reserves page and select the appropriate library submission form
- Login and fill in the brief course particulars
- Choose “Upload Reading List for OWL” (you still have the option to fill out our regular form for “In-Library Reserves” if you don’t want your list annotated and added to your BbLearn/Brightspace course)
And that’s it! Once you’ve submitted your list, Libraries’ staff will create persistent URLs for electronic items and post the list to BbLearn or Brightspace for you.
A note of caution: Some publishers limit the number of readers who can use an ebook at the same time. This publisher-controlled limitation can make ebooks challenging to use as textbooks. Before adding one of the Libraries’ ebooks to your syllabus, check with your library liaison who can work with the Libraries’ Resources team to determine if a particular ebook will meet your needs. Not sure who your library liaison is? Check this list: http://util.library.dal.ca/Subspecialists/
We work with paper as well! We’ll seek copyright clearance for print material—articles and book chapters—through our Copyright Services Coordinator and then scan and upload the items into BbLearn or Brightspace. If we’re not able to obtain copyright clearance, the material will be placed on Reserve at the Service Point/Circulation Desk of your selected library and you will be notified of this change.
By offering this service the Libraries are hoping to build new partnerships with faculty, meet the students where they are, and provide quick and reliable access to library resources. We also hope you find it useful!
Note: Please allow at least 2 weeks for your reading lists to be processed. Lists are processed in the order in which they are received.For further information or to get started, please contact:
- Nancy Melvin, Killam Memorial Library, 494-2147
- Jan Pelley, Kellogg Health Sciences Library, 494-3895
- Jolene Reid, MacRae Library, 902-893-4578
- Amanda Sparks, Sexton Design & Technology Library, 494-6095
- Please contact the Dunn Law Library directly for Reserve information at that location.
- John Yolkowski, Dalhousie Libraries Copyright Services Coordinator, 494-4346