Continue reading to see a full description of Course Readings & Media Services and Policies.
To request service, please complete the Request Form: Course Readings & Media (Reserves). Contact email@example.com for additional support.
To transfer course content from previous courses (including materials previously posted by the Library), submit the Course Content Transfer Request.
Library staff require permission from Faculty to access each course site. To grant the Library permission to access your course site and post materials, please complete our Request Form. For assistance, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To ensure copyright compliance, academic integrity, and accurate request tracking, the Library requires full citations in your preferred format (APA, MLA, etc.) for each Course Readings & Media (Reserves) request. The Library cannot post materials to Moodle without a list of citations.
Please include a list of citations (including authors, work/article titles, volume/issue/page numbers, etc.) when completing our Request Form, or e-mail your list to email@example.com as an attachment.
Please include dates (i.e., the date each reading will be covered in class) if you would like the Library to organize them accordingly on your Moodle site.
The Library's Course Readings & Media (Reserves) team searches the MSVU's scholarly databases to obtain permalinks (permanent hyperlinks / persistent URLs) to licensed e-journals, e-books, videos, etc. These links are then posted to Moodle course sites. Properly formatted hyperlinks allow students to access resources from home / remotely.
The Library's Course Readings & Media (Reserves) team can digitize physical (print) materials such as books, images, or older journal articles (provided they fit our Fair Dealing Policy) and embed these files into Moodle sites. Faculty may also submit PDF scans, or even photographs, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Library and Print Shop have teamed up to offer digital file processing for Faculty, even if they don't require full Course Readings & Media (Reserves) service.
The Library or Print Shop can digitize physical materials into an accessible and searchable (UDL) format, add accessibility features to PDF scans, or even create PDFs from photographs (if a traditional scanner is not available to you). For details, view the UDL Service Brochure, or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requests are processed in the order that they are received. The Course Readings & Media (Reserves) team makes every effort to post the majority of course materials by the beginning of term.
Due to the high volume of requests we receive in September and January, we may post materials chronologically, according to the date each reading is used in class.
We encourage Faculty submitting requests at peak times (September and January) to provide a full course syllabus or list of dates. This allows us to prioritize your highest-priority readings and materials.
The principal mission of the Mount Library is to support the curricular and research needs of the students and faculty of Mount Saint Vincent University. The Library supports members of the Mount community who require access to required and supplemental readings and other materials for courses, while respecting the copyright of the publishers of such materials as well as keeping with the Fair Dealing provisions in the Canadian Copyright Act.