Electronic Course Reserves Process for Faculty

The COVID-19 health crisis continues to impact UC Davis Library services, including the temporary closure of the UC Davis Library buildings. In order to facilitate remote instruction this Fall Quarter, the UC Davis Library is currently working on locating electronic versions of submitted print Course Reserves material.

Because this is new undertaking for the library, below is a summary of this process.

Once a course reserve list is received, each title is systematically searched for in our electronic library holdings, HathiTrust and academic vendors. If online access for a title is secured, students will be able to access the title via their course reading List on Canvas.

If the electronic version is not located in those sources, the search moves on to VitalSource, a vendor for single user electronic books and the vendor utilized by the UC Davis Bookstore. If the title is located on VitalSource it can then be incorporated into Canvas.   You can contact Kelly Holt (kgholt@ucdavis.edu) at the Bookstore for more information about VitalSource and their Equity Access program.

We will notify you about the status of each of the titles on your list. Unfortunately, not every listed item will be available electronically. To address this issue, Course Reserves is offering a new digitization service. They will digitize the pages or chapters required and this digitized content will be posted to the course reading list. To learn more about this process please contact coursereserves@ucdavis.edu .

Assistance locating an alternative titles for your courses is also available.  Please contact the librarian assigned as a liaison to your department or program. Liaison librarians are listed in this directory:  https://www.library.ucdavis.edu/service/contact-your-subject-librarian/ 

Thank you for your understanding as we do our best to serve you and your students.