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Faculty Services

At the Barksdale Library we offer several services to Faculty.

  • We order materials for the Library collection - with YOUR input.   See below.
  • Research Instruction and Collaboration - Request an Instruction Session for your students.
  • Assistance with linking to electronic resources in online courses.
  • Help with Canvas.
  • Guidance on copyright.  See below.
  • Place items on Reserve – Fill out this form and send it to the Circulation Desk to request items to be placed on Reserve.

Request New Materials for Barksdale Library

Every academic department on campus can order library materials (books, DVDs, ebooks, etc) for the Barksdale Library collection.

Ordering Process

The process starts with an idea for materials.  Just fill out the form below and let us know what you want.  We then process the request and place an order.  When the material arrives, we process the materials and let you know that they have arrived.

        New Materials Request Form

Let us know as much information about the items that you want as possible.

Copyright Primer


Danville Community College is committed to promoting an environment of respect for and responsible use of the intellectual property of others. It is the intent of Danville Community College that all members of the College community adhere to the provisions of the United States Copyright Law.

The Fair Use Doctrine provides for limited use of copyrighted materials for educational and research purposes without permission from the owners. It is not a blanket exemption. Instead, each proposed use must be analyzed under a four-part test.

"Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use" (Section 107) offers a set of factors to consider when using copyrighted work for teaching or research. Specifically, the factors include:

  1.  the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
  2. the nature of the copyrighted work;
  3. the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
  4. the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

As creators and users of copyrighted materials, it is important that educators understand and responsibly exercise the rights accorded to them under the copyright law, the doctrine of “fair use," and TEACH Act. The information presented in the DCC Copyright Primer is intended to provide the faculty, staff, and students of DCC with a general understanding of the principles of copyright law. 

Fair Use

Some additional resources.


The information on this site is not intended as legal advice but rather as a general guide to copyright in an academic setting.

Take a little Copyright Tutorial:

3020.17.3 Intellectual Properties Policy (from DCC Policy Manual)

Danville Community College adheres to the policies of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) relative to intellectual property, copyright issues, and revenue derived from the creation of intellectual property. The VCCS policy determines ownership rights and responsibilities regarding intellectual property produced by a student and/or an employee of the VCCS. The policy is found in the VCCS Policy Manual Section 12. 

The Vice President of Academic and Student Services and the Vice President of Financial and Administrative Services are the two individuals who are responsible for administering the intellectual property policies for Danville Community College. Any questions or issues arising in the academic and student support services program area are the responsibility of the Vice President of Academic and Student Services. Questions in any other area of the college (e.g., Information Technology) fall under the Vice President of Financial and Administrative Services and are addressed by that officer. Should a faculty member, staff Series 3000: Personnel Policies 36 DCC Policy Manual member or student question the decision of either one of these administrative officers, a campus committee, comprised of the two vice presidents and a faculty member selected by the Faculty Steering Committee, will hear the question concerning the administration of the intellectual property policy. Should there be an appeal beyond the three-member committee, the college President will refer the issue to the Attorney General’s office, specifically the Assistant Attorney General who advises the Virginia Community College System.