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Electronic Reserves (e-reserves)

Starting in the fall of 2013, the Queen’s University Library is offering an e-reserve service called Ares. Through Ares e-reserve, the library will: 

  • Scan print books and journal articles that meet the requirements listed in the fair dealing policy
  • Acquire and process copyright permissions as needed
  • Create and provide links to electronic library resources
  • Adapt materials to meet accessibility standards
  • Make the readings available to students through Moodle

This service is now available for any faculty using the Moodle Learning Management System. Click here to get started with connecting your Moodle course to e-reserves.

Why use e-reserves?

Using e-reserves provides a wide variety of benefits for faculty.

Convenience. With e-reserves, you can manage your resources on your own (and only rely on us for Copyright and Accessibility) or you can use our full service solution that includes meeting with library staff and having them help you add citations to the system. Scanning is also optional - you are free to scan things yourself or have the library do the work. e-reserves will also allow you to modify, delete and add materials throughout a term and will allow you to add material to both physical (print) or electronic reserve.

Integration with Learning Management Systems. The Ares e-reserve system will integrate seamlessly with all of the Learning Management Systems used on campus - starting with Moodle over the summer. Students will not need a separate password to access e-reserves and will access their readings using an e-reserves links inside of Moodle.

Scanning. If you have an article or book chapter that needs to be scanned, add your citation to Ares and we will pull it from the stacks and scan a short excerpt for you. Our book scanner will ensure that the copy you get is of the highest quality. If we don't have a copy of the book, bring a copy to the circulation desk for scanning.

Copyright Processing. Any material that you add to the Ares e-reserve system will be checked for copyright compliance against our Fair Dealing Policy. If the materials falls outside of Fair Dealing, we will try and get a transactional license for the work so that it can be used in your course.

Accessibility. When you add your readings to Ares, library staff will check and ensure that the material meets basic accessibility standards. If these standards do not meet the needs of a student in your class, we will work with Library Services for Students with Disabilities to ensure that they do.

Access to Materials in the Library Collection. Queen's University Library also holds a number of separate licensing agreements with database and ebook providers. Copies of these works must be made according to the terms of the licenses negotiated with the individual publishers and vendors. With Ares, you won't have to worry about what the license says - we will ensure that that access complies with the terms listed in the license.

Get started with e-reserves now

Last Updated: 16 July 2014