Reserves Direct to Ares Changeover
Dear Course Reserves Instructors:
Emory University Libraries are in the process of replacing Reserves Direct, Emory's homegrown course reserves management tool, with a commercially available Atlas product called Ares. Faculty/Proxies will be able to add course materials to Ares starting mid-spring 2014, while students start using Ares for course reserves at the start of the 2014 summer semester. Reserves Direct will be retired after the spring 2014 semester.
For starters, here are just a few things about Ares we would like for you to know:
- Ares provides many features for users including instructor self-service or Library Staff full-service, immediate access to uploaded materials, physical and electronic items all displayed in one easy-to-view place, the ability to archive and reactivate past course materials, group course materials by subject and dates, automated email notifications for newly added materials, system generated process statuses for pending requests, and much more.
- We will be migrating three full years of Reserves Direct course materials into Ares. This includes complete course materials from Fall 2011 through Spring 2014.
- We will be happy to migrate earlier course materials on an on-demand basis. Please contact your home reserves library for more information.
Stay tuned for more updates and information sessions for instructors. If you would like to learn more about the Ares project, please contact your home reserves library: