Course Reading Options


Montezuma Publishing

Faculty:

Advantages

Ensures authors are protected with copyright clearance efforts; no limit on number of articles used; consolidates all materials in one organized package; print or electronic delivery options for students; convenient method for ordering (email, web, phone); includes on campus pick-up service of materials; pays royalties; no cost to faculty

Disadvantages

Processing and production timelines (ranging from 1-3 weeks).

Students:

Advantages

All readings are compiled in one organized package; conveniently purchased with other textbooks and school supplies at the bookstore or through EZ Books; if in hard copy form, course materials can be taken anywhere.

Disadvantages

Must have access to a computer with reliable internet access; pays for printing costs if hard copy desired.



Blackboard

Faculty:

Advantages

Controls availability of materials; low or no cost; posting is quick and easy if files are already in electronic form; readings are integrated with other course information; can deliver media in various formats.

Disadvantages

Training required; faculty member responsible for scanning and uploading materials; must assume responsibility for copyright compliance of content owned by others.

Students:

Advantages

Course information accessible anytime/anywhere with computer and internet access; can print electronic files; free except for minimal printing costs.

Disadvantages

Must have access to a computer with reliable internet access; pays for printing costs if hard copy desired.



Course Reserves

Faculty:

Advantages

Library books and faculty-owned books, as well as lecture notes, sample exams, single articles from journals and chapters from books, are available for short term loan.

Disadvantages

Availability of materials dependant on the Circulation & Course Reserves workload, with possible delays of up to 10 days at the start of the semester.

Students:

Advantages

Materials are available for checkout any time the Circulation & Course Reserves is open.

Disadvantages

Must have an identification card in order to check out materials. Only allowed to check out items for short term loan periods: 2 hour, 24 hour, or 3 day.



Journal & Article Linker

Faculty:

Advantages

The Journal & Article Linker is a tool to generate a link for Blackboard to the full-text of a particular journal article or to a whole journal. The library recommends using this tool for two reasons: 1) It uses the SFX knowledge base(tm) and the link should always be up-to-date and 2) The url is short and easy to import into Blackboard.

Disadvantages

Light training required. Some articles may not be available. For articles not available, you must seek copyright permission in order to post actual article on Blackboard.

Students:

Advantages

There is no cost to students to access the linked material.

Disadvantages

Must have access to a computer with reliable internet access; pays for printing costs if hard copy desired.