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Input to Implementation: Ares Course Reserves Process Improvements

By John Wiggins, Director of Library Services & Quality Improvement

Course reserves are now integrated into the Blackboard Learn course management system, providing a single access point for course-related materials. This change is the result of a new module, Ares, that the Libraries’ acquired and began using in fall 2012.

The new system provides numerous benefits, relieving students from waiting in line during busy times at the Circulation Desk and freeing faculty from completing multiple paper forms. Face-to-face and online students and faculty can use the Blackboard tool to gain immediate access to electronic reserves or information about print materials available at the physical library. Students and faculty can subscribe to notifications to learn when new resources are available on reserve, and faculty can renew reserves for a new term with just a few quick clicks.

The Libraries has customized the Ares system to manage fair use confirmation and copyright requests with publishers. The Ares system automates a once complicated system of tracking approval status and copyright payments. This will allow the Libraries to easily adhere to the US Copyright Law.

However you may encounter our Ares Course Reserves technology, we hope that you find it to be a major improvement over our previous service.

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