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Faculty & Staff Support

Course Reserves & Scanning

How do I place something in reserve that's already in Drake?

Contact the Drake Circulation Department (x2277) directly with your request.

How do I make my scanned PDF searchable (OCR)?

Adobe PDF logoYou can use Adobe Acrobat DC or Adobe Acrobat Professional 2017 to run OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on your PDFs in order to make them accessible and searchable.

Adobe Acrobat DC and Adobe Acrobat Professional 2017 are different from Adobe Acrobat ReaderAcrobat DC and Adobe Acrobat Professional 2017 allow you to edit and manipulate PDF documents.

-Adobe Acrobat DC is available on College owned PCs by opening a ticket with the IT Service Desk

-You may also purchase a copy of Adobe Acrobat Professional 2017 for your personal PC or Mac through OnTheHub.

If you need assistance with downloading and installing Adobe Acrobat DC from the Software Center or with purchasing Adobe Acrobat Professional 2017 through OnTheHub, contact the Help Desk at x5151 opt. 1. 

Can I place something I own on reserve for my course?

Yes! Just fill out the Request to Add Books/Media form and bring it to the Circulation Desk in Drake Library.

First, use our Article Lookup by Citation to see if we already own the item electronically. If we do, see Faculty & Staff Support: Blackboard for instructions.

If we do not:

  1. Fill out the Scanning Request form
  2. After submitting the request you will see a message with a 6-digit transaction number.
  3. Note this transaction number on the physical item (a Post-It is fine) and
  4. Bring a hard copy over to the Drake Memorial Library Interlibrary Loan office (rm. 119)
  5. We will email you an accessible PDF that you can then upload to your Blackboard course.
  6. Your item will be available at the Library's Circulation Desk upon completion of scanning.

Copyright Information

The copyright law of the United States governs the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include- (1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes; (2) the nature of the copyrighted work; (3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
Last Updated: Oct 14, 2020 11:54 AM