Planning for Academic Year 2021-2022

For Academic Year 2021-2022, Gutman Library will be fulfilling course materials requests in digital format.

Preparing course materials for digital access can take between 1-4 weeks. Requests are processed in the order they are received. 

Read more about how Gutman Library reviews and make decisions about how best to fulfill course materials.

Requesting Course Materials

Re-using course materials:

  • If re-using any print materials on the Reserves List Tool in Canvas from your previous course: Please use the Gutman Library purchase request form to submit a request for the title to be purchased or licensed electronically. The Library will verify if available electronically. If it is not, we will provide alternative digital access. Gutman Library will contact you if any issues arise.
  • If re-using any electronic/digital item on the Reserves List Tool in Canvas from your previous course: no action is necessary. The item will be retained and available for your course. Delete/remove any items that will not be re-used.
    • Note: If re-using an item previously available digitally through the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access service from Academic Year 2020-2021, please use the Gutman Library purchase request form to submit a request for the title to be purchased or licensed electronically. The Library will verify if available electronically. If it is not, we will provide alternative digital access. Gutman Library will contact you if any issues arise.

  • If re-using a local/HGSE digitized item (a digital chapter PDF) on the Reserves List Tool in Canvas from your previous course: no action is necessary. The item will be retained and available for your course. Delete/remove any items that will not be re-used.

Requesting new course materials:

 

Already available at Harvard

  • If you need an electronic item/resource you haven't previously used, but is already owned by Gutman or another Harvard Library, you can add the new item by clicking on the blue plus sign icon in the Reserves List Tool in Canvas. Use the search tab to locate the item, then select the item and add it.

Not yet available at Harvard

  • Please use the Gutman Library purchase request form to submit a request for the title to be purchased or licensed electronically. The Library will verify if available electronically. If it is not, we will provide alternative digital access. Gutman Library will contact you if any issues arise.
  • Complete a new citation request in the Reserves List Tool in Canvas for the item you have requested for purchase. When the item from your request form has been received, it will be automatically updated and available in the Reserves List Tool in Canvas for your course.

Getting Help

Canvas Assistance

The IT Service Center will assist with technical questions about setting up the Reserve List Tool for your courses in Canvas. 

Course Materials Process

Please contact Carol Kentner, Gutman Library Digital Scholarship Librarian, with any additional questions about course materials and using the Reserve List Tool. You can also explore our FAQ entries about course materials processes and tools.

Faculty Assistants Support

Be sure to coordinate and collaborate with faculty assistants who have been trained to acquire and manage course materials. Please contact Matt Tallon, Administrative Director of Faculty Support Services, with questions on faculty assistant support.