Add resources to e-Reserve collection
For material copied under RMIT's educational licence with the Copyright Agency.
The e-Reserve team can help you make course-related readings available online to your students. We will:
- Source material to be scanned from our Library’s collection or other libraries within Australia.
- Scan chapters from books, journal articles and artistic works.
- Ensure copyright compliance and add the compulsory copyright notice to scanned documents.
- Add these documents to the Library’s e-Reserve collection.
Register artistic works used in online teaching
If you are using images/figures/diagrams sourced from books or the Internet for online teaching, you must register each work with the RMIT’s e-Reserve. Only Creative Commons (CC), or images with open licenses do not need to be registered.
If you have adapted an image from a book or the web, you must get permission from the copyright holder. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
To register multiple works, download the spreadsheet, fill it out and email it together with copies of the image files or your PowerPoint lecture to eReserve.email@example.com.
Linking to e-Reserve documents
To link an e-Reserve document from your course in Canvas, you will need to copy its permanent link from the LibrarySearch, create a reference for the document and add the permanent link.
Step 1: Log in to LibrarySearch and search for the e-Reserve item you want to link to. It will have 'e-Reserve' next to the title.
Step 2: Select the Permalink icon then copy the link provided.
Tip: You can also view the document and then use the direct link to the viewer. It will look something like this: https://ap01-a.alma.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/delivery/61RMIT_INST:RMITU/12173364750001341
Step 3: Create a reference for the document in your Canvas course. Information on referencing the material you use can be found here on the Copyright guide.
Step 4: Using the permalink you've copied, hyperlink the title of the document. Do not hyperlink the URL, this will make it harder for some students with disabilities to access the document. Here is an example of a e-Reserve document using standard attribution/referencing:
e-Reserve advice and FAQs