Students prefer to have online access to course readings placed on reserve. This is explained in the Library's report on how and why students use Reserves, their satisfaction with the service, plus their preferences for future use.
The report analyzes the results from an online survey that asked students their perspectives about the Library's Reserves service. According to the survey results:
Many of the students that responded to the survey indicated that the provision of items through eReserves makes course readings more accessible in terms of time, costs, availability, and location.
Since conducting the survey, the Library’s eReserves service has grown from approximately 30,000 uses per term to 90,000 uses. The best aspect of the eReserves service is that it offers multiple access points. Students are able to access eReserves via the Library's web site and/or catalogue (TRELLIS). eReserves are also easily integrated into UW-ACE (online) course information.
Seneca College recently commended the Library's eReserves service in an external survey pertaining to post-secondary reserves operations in Canada. "With multiple access points, one content management system, and streamlined workflow, the UW e-reserves project is the closest thing we have to a benchmark implementation in Canada."
For more information about the survey's results, please refer to the Student Perspectives on Reserves report.
Visit the Course Reserves page for further information about submitting items to be placed on Reserves.
For further details, please contact:
Manager, Circulation Services: Lending