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New Course Reserve System

Fri. Feb. 24, 2017

As part of University-wide efforts to build strong operational supports for copyright compliance, the Library has committed to modernizing its Course Reserves (both physical and e-reserves) by moving to a new system called Ares, which is widely used in academic libraries throughout North America.  Ares will streamline the reserves process for both faculty and staff through self-service functionality and will allow for a more seamless connection between the reserves system and the Library’s electronic resources.  Additionally, the new system will be integrated with Nexus, allowing students access to reserve items from within their Nexus courses.  Finally, new staff workflows enabled by Ares will ensure that all reserves are in compliance with the University of Winnipeg Copyright Policy.

The new system is set to go live in time for the Spring 2017 semester.  Further communication will be sent out soon with information about training sessions, online resources and other supports. 

For more information about the benefits of Ares for faculty and students, click here.

You may also contact our Public Services Librarian Michael Dudley for more information.

The Library will make every effort to minimize the impact of this transition. We would like to thank you all for your patience and feedback as we continue to improve our services.