Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Course Reading Options
Faculty Students
Montezuma Publishing
Advantages: No limit on number of articles used; consolidates all materials in one organized package; print or electronic delivery; convenient method for ordering (email, web, phone); includes on-campus pick-up service of material; copyright clearances; pays royalties, no cost to faculty; can deliver media in various formats.

Disadvantages: Delivery of material depends on processing and production timelines (ranging from 2-10 days).
Advantages:  All readings are compiled in one organized package; conveniently purchased with other textbooks and school supplies at the bookstore; if in hard copy form, course materials can be taken anywhere.

Disadvantages: Requires purchase, cost includes royalty, processing, and production expenses.
Blackboard
Advantages:  Controls availability of materials; low or no cost, posting is quick and easy if files are ready 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.
Advantages:  Course information accessible anytime/anywhere with computer and internet access; can print electronic files; free except for minimal printing cost.

Disadvantages:  Must have access to a computer with reliable internet access; pays for printing costs if hard copy desired.
ECR - Library
Advantages:  Library scans materials; obtain copyright permission as required; no training required; possibility of linking to library database; no cost to faculty.

Disadvantages:  Limited number of articles and chapters (10-article max; 1 article per journal issue; 1 chapter per book); turnaround time varies based on current work load.
Advantages: Course reading accessible anytime/anywhere with computer and internet access; free except for minimal printing cost; paper reserve backup for some reading.

Disadvantages:Must have access to a computer with reliable internet access; pays for printing costs if hard copy desired.
Reserve Book Room (paper reserves)
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 depends on the Reserve Book Room workload, with possible delays of up to 10 days at the start of the semester.
Advantages:  Materials are available for checkout anytime the Reserve Book Room 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 hours, 24 hours, or 3 days.
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