[Videolib] media Reserves

Ciara Healy (cmhealy@waketech.edu)
Thu, 04 May 2006 10:35:04 -0400

Could you all weigh in about the reserve policies that I have seen
around that restrict consecutive semester (or quarter) reserves?

Some places say that leaving reserves on semester after semester is OK,
others claim that it is not OK and cite copyright law as the force
behind their "only for one semester" policy. Is there some portion of
the copyright law that restricts consecutive semester reserves? And is
it different for print and DVD/CD/VHS with regard to length of time on

Ciara Healy
Media Services Librarian

Bruce I. Howell Library
Wake Technical Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603

(919) 773-4724

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