The American Library Association published a Model Policy Concerning College and University Photocopying for Classroom, Research and Library Reserve Use. The Model Policy suggests that the following guidelines be followed for Reserves:
- The amount of material should be reasonable in relation to the total amount of material assigned for the course.
- The number of copies should be reasonable in light of the number of students enrolled.
- The material should contain a notice of copyright.
- The effect of photocopying the material should not be detrimental to the market for the work.
- The same material placed on reserve for succeeding semesters must have copyright permission.
- Copying shall not be used to create or to replace anthologies, compilations, or collective works.
- There shall be no copying of or from works intended to be "consumable." These include workbooks, exercises, standardized test booklets and answer sheets, and like consumable materials.
- Copying shall not substitute for the purchase of books, publisher's reprints, or periodicals.
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