Media/Edlab Resources Collection - Policies and Services

Policies

The Media Resources Collection is available for all University of Scranton Royal Card holders. University faculty and staff may take material out for seven days. As of Fall 2013, students are permitted to borrow material for 48 hours. All materials should be returned to the MRC by the borrower.

United States federal copyright law provides for strict penalties for copyright infringement. The MRC abides by the entire copyright, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998 and the "Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia." Material protected by copyright may not be copied without written permission from the copyright holder. This applies to all media formats.

Available Services

Media for Class Use

Media material may be reserved for use on specific dates by submitting a Media Resources Class Use Request Form. A 48-hour notice is requested to ensure availability of material. Note: your request is not confirmed until the MRC staff contacts you either by phone or e-mail. Equipment must be scheduled through the Office of Instructional Technologies at 7469.

Acquisitions

Recommendations for new titles are welcome and requests can be submitted directly to the MRC Supervisor or to the subject bibliographer by providing in writing the title(s), summary description, running time, and distributor. Acquisitions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Previews

The MRC often receives information on new media releases which will be shared with appropriate academic departments. Preview costs, where applicable, will be shared 50/50 by the requesting department and the MRC. Previewers are asked for their reactions by completing a brief evaluation form after previewing a title.

Reserves

The MRC puts media and EdLab material on reserve. Requests should be submitted on a Reserve Request Form.