Digital Reserves Policy
Streaming audio reserves are made available for AU classes (including applied music courses) requiring library audio reserves. Access is provided through Blackboard Learning System to registered students only. All audio items must be owned by the AU library. If the library does not own the items that the professor would like to use, every effort will be made to purchase the recordings in a timely manner. The library will not digitize personal copies of recordings or commercially available anthologies. The digital audio files on Blackboard will be removed after the completion of the course or particular assignments in some cases.
- Faculty should request digital reserves through the Course Reserves link in their course(s) Blackboard page(s).
- This generates a request for the Music Library Coordinator, who may be contacted via email with any questions or clarification. The Music Library Coordinator will contact faculty members when reserves requests are made available on Blackboard.
Tips for Using digital reserves for Classes
- Many musical examples used for courses can be found in our streaming audio resources. Anyone interested in integrating these items into Blackboard should contact the Music Library Coordinator for the instructions.
- It is a violation of the University's Computer Use and Copyright Policy to upload or download unauthorized copyrighted materials. Posting downloadable files (PDF, mp3, and other file types) on Blackboard is not permitted. For further details on digital reserves and copyright, please see the library's Course Reserves Copyright page.