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Electronic Reserves

Electronic Reserves Submission Guidelines

When you submit an item for electronic reserve (i.e. Blackboard) students will be able to go directly to Blackboard and access the article via the Course name and number under the Library E-Reserves area. Please choose material of a reasonable length. We may need to separate the material into several files so it will download in pdf format in a reasonable amount of time.

Each item you submit for scanning should meet the following guidelines:

  • clean, readable copy
  • no black margins; at least ½ inch margin along all four edges
  • single-sided only
  • no staples, no holes
  • for books, least possible shadow in spine (turn book so copier light runs along, not across spine)
  • 8.5 x 11 pages (letter, not legal)

Please provide the title page or show full bibliographic citation with item to be scanned. Make sure item is listed in your syllabus in the same way so students will easily find it in the reserve system.
Note: If an article is available through one of the library’s databases or an electronic subscription, we can provide a link to it unless prohibited by the licensing agreement. You may also link to it from your BlackBoard course site or your own homepage.

Download the Reserves Request Form fill in the information and send or give to John Mokonyama, jmokonya@eastern.edu, phone 610-341-1777.

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