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E-Reserves, Printing, Copying

Q: Can faculty place EBL books included in the DDA program on electronic reserve?

A: DDA books are not suitable for reserves. Assuming significant usage, a purchase will be triggered against the multiplier. Once the title is purchased for the Alliance, there is an annual limit on the total “loan” occurrences a DDA title may have (triggered by online reading over 5 minutes, downloading, printing, or copying). Users may be denied access if that limit has been reached. Therefore, regular firm orders are still preferable for any materials expected to get excessively high local usage.

Q: How do you print from an Introduction if its pagination uses Roman numerals?

A: To print the introduction, or other sections that use Roman numerals, it is best to use the “printing by section” option.

Q: Are limitations on printing applicable to each time a patron borrows an item, or are they cumulative and tied to login?

A: Printing and copying permissions are cumulative for each user/each book. Users can copy up to 5% of a book and print up to 20%. Permissions for both copying and printing are reset after 6 weeks.

Q: Concerning annotations made in Adobe Digital Editions, what happens to these once the loan time expires for the e-book? Is it possible to check the book out again and have a user’s annotations transfer into a new 1 day loan period?

A: No, a user will lose all existing annotations when the check-out time expires. Third party citation software or other tools should be used for long-term annotative purposes. In this sense, ebooks are similar to print books: users should always err on the side of taking notes independent of the text itself. The annotation functionality of Adobe should therefore be seen as a way to jot down ideas on-the-fly and not as a permanent solution.