e-Reserve team will source and scan documents, such as chapters from books, journal articles, and artistic works, and add them 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:
Send the material using an online form or by email.
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.
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 located to the right of the item details, 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 is available in 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:
All third party copyright works (e.g. book chapters, articles or images) to be copied and used online under RMIT’s educational licence with the Copyright Agency must be added to the e-Reserve collection.
You can link to the material from your online teaching platform such as Canvas.
If you wish to host material in your online teaching platform, you will need permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright works to be placed on e-Reserve must comply with the limits of the Educational Statutory Licence in accordance with section 113P of the Copyright Act 1968 (Act).
The following material can be scanned and placed on e-Reserve:
Where the Library has a licensed subscription to the journal, you will need to link to the journal article in a database.
Placing items on e-Reserve ensures that RMIT does not unknowingly breach the Copyright Act, and that we effectively record what copyrighted works we make available online to students. RMIT and its staff must adhere to the limits and regulations of the Licence Scheme. During the Copyright Agency sampling period, the University must record all works communicated to students, which would be extremely difficult to do without a centralised system like e-Reserve.
The benefits of the e-Reserve include:
On average, it takes us 3 to 5 working days to process your request. Once your request is received, it will be placed in a priority order.
Please allow extra time for busy periods at the start of semester.
Once the requested document is active, the e-Reserve service will email you a URL that you can use to link to the document from Canvas or other course platform.
Only staff and students of RMIT University can access the e-Reserve documents. Authentication is required to access eReserve content - once per browser session. After logging in, a compulsory copyright warning notice will display as the first page of the document.
e-Reserve material is available in a Portable Document Format (PDF) by following a link from the LibrarySearch record, or your online course.
Remote access is available to:
Students and staff can use LibrarySearch to find e-Reserve documents.
No, you can host PowerPoint or lecture notes in Canvas, provided RMIT owns the copyright or you have permission from the creator for that material. If you are using images, figures or diagrams sourced from books or the Internet, you must register each work in e-Reserve.
Yes, you can send us scanned documents.
We reserve the right to re-scan or tidy up low quality documents to ensure copies provided to students are legible.
Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.