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Course Reserves & Scanning


Note: Library staff will fill requests in the order that they are received. Unfortunately, we are unable to fulfill same-day submissions. We will work as quickly as possible to fulfill your request.

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 Pro to run OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on your PDFs in order to make them accessible and searchable.

Adobe Acrobat DC and Adobe Acrobat Pro are different from Adobe Acrobat Reader in that they 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 Pro 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 Pro 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.

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: May 12, 2024 9:53 PM