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ONCORES: Online Course Reserve System

The HSU Library provides an online course reserve system, called ONCORES, for use by the campus community. Through ONCORES, students in participating classes have around-the-clock access, via the ONCORES/Reserves search interface in the HSU Library Catalog, to many of the materials which an instructor has placed on reserve for outside reading. At the instructor's option, ONCORES staff will also provide persistent links to electronic readings that the instructor can then post in the Moodle course management system. Whenever the instructor selects this option, the reading will be available through both the ONCORES/Reserves interface in the HSU Library Catalog and Moodle.

Materials served through ONCORES are password-protected to help ensure that they will only be used by the target audience, i.e., students enrolled in a particular class, in compliance with the Fair Use provisions in Section 107 of the United States Copyright Act.

ONCORES Goals and Guidelines

The primary purpose of ONCORES is to provide HSU students with online access to course reserve materials via the world wide web, as requested by HSU faculty, in compliance with campus copyright and Fair Use policies. Materials served through ONCORES may include, but are not limited to, journal articles, book chapters, course syllabi, reading lists, lecture notes, examinations, problem sets, or links to other copyright-free web resources.

Some of the advantages of using ONCORES to serve reserve materials include:

ONCORES services are available to all HSU teaching faculty in support of regular classes.

ONCORES Services Available from the Library

Library staff are available to provide the following services through ONCORES:

Technical Information

Library ONCORES personnel use Adobe Acrobat to create PDF documents and OmniPage Pro for OCR/HTML conversion. PDF documents, which comprise the vast majority of documents served through ONCORES, require that a client personal computer or Internet device be configured with Adobe Acrobat Reader software, which is available on virtually all University computers. Users who do not already have Acrobat Reader on their personal machine can download that application free of charge from the Adobe web site.

Additional Information

Further information about this service is available via the ONCORES main menu. Questions, suggestions, and comments can be directed to ONCORES staff by ONCORES/Reserves, by telephone at 826-4401, or in person at the Library Reserve Office in Library 110 (behind the Circulation Desk).