Electronic Reserves Changes

March 15, 2011

Some faculty members have used the library’s Docutek Electronic Reserves system to make class materials, such as articles, book chapters, and lecture notes, available to their students online.  Due to budget concerns, the library will discontinue its license for Docutek.  Library personnel expect the system to remain functional through the end of the Spring 2011 semester, but we will no longer receive updates after March 31, 2011. 

 Faculty members are encouraged to move their class materials to D2L, the university’s course management system.  Anyone needing help making the transition may contact Instructional Design Services.  Briggs Library personnel hope that since class materials can be made available online via other means, SDSU students, staff, and faculty will not be inconvenienced by the discontinuation of Docutek. If you have questions, you may contact Mary Kraljic, Access Services Librarian.

Linda Kott
Information Services Librarian

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Electronic Reserves at Briggs Library

March 21, 2007

Instructors have access to a system that allows them to easily post notes, practice tests or readings on reserve for their students and to allow those items to be accessed anywhere a student has access to the internet 24/7. The system is called electronic reserves and is a techno version of the traditional paper reserves that academic libraries have carried for more than a century. Briggs began offering electronic reserves in 2000 and the service has grown over the years to include over 250 instructors offering materials. Spring semester 2007 includes 89 courses for 52 instructors. Course pages in electronic reserves have been accessed 34,943 times during the period of January 16, 2007 through March 20, 2007. Obviously, students come back many times for some classes.

If you are an instructor and would like information on using electronic reserves for course notes or readings, please contact Elizabeth Fox at Elizabeth.fox@sdstate.edu or 688-5569. ~ Elizabeth Fox, Reference and Instruction Librarian