The Library of the University of Nebraska at Kearney maintains course reserve collections, in both print and electronic formats, to support the instructional requirements of specific courses. The collection is made up of both copyrighted materials and non-copyrighted items, such as syllabi, lecture notes, and sample tests provided by professors. The libraries abide by the fair use provisions of the U.S. Copyright Act (Title 17, Section 107 U.S. Code) in their use of copyrighted materials. The text of the Copyright Act governing fair use follows:
Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified in that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship or research, is not an infringement of copyright.
In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include:
Lisa Mount, Head of Access Services
Adapted with Permission from the Electronic Reserve Policy of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the University of Nebraska Medical Center, which was approved by the Associate General Counsel, University of Nebraska April 2002