eReserves allow librarians to make content available to users throughout the system. Content is made available in the Library Content folder, or placed into a course folder within eReserves. All users who have at least read permission to a course folder (granted automatically by course enrollment), except guests and observers, may view the content in eReserves folders, but only the librarian may add or edit eReserve content. Courses must be available for the content in eReserves to appear. Instructors may add content from eReserves to their courses.
The administrator must give a user the appropriate permission to become an eReserve librarian. Librarians have access to all of the content in eReserves. They also have permissions to read, write, remove, and manage this content. Instructors may read eReserve content, but they cannot edit it in any way or remove it.
Creating eReserve Course Folders
eReserves contain specific folders for courses in the system. Administrators can automatically generate the eReserves directory, which includes folders for each course. If administrators do not generate this directory, Course folders within eReserves are automatically generated when the instructor, teaching assistant or course builder selects the eReserves folder in the file system. For example, if the instructor for a history class would like to create an eReserve folder, he or she would click the eReserve folder. A folder with the course ID of the history class will automatically appear in the eReserves area.
Accessing eReserve folders
The Find Folder option makes it very simple for eReserve librarians to access eReserve course folders. Using this tool, the librarian may select the eReserve course folders to which they have permission and display them in the Content Collection menu.
If the librarian is enrolled in the course, course folders appear automatically in the librarian’s eReserve area.