Current copyright guidelines for Kenyon College Course Reserve services are based on Title 17, U.S. Code, section 107: the section of copyright law addressing fair use. All photocopied and scanned materials are analyzed against the four factors - the purpose of the use, the nature of the work, the amount used, and the potential effect on the market. Permission is sought from the rightsholder for uses which do not weigh in favor of fair use.
For more information on Fair Use and the four factors, see:
Title 17 Section 107 (United States Copyright Office)
Using the Four Factor Fair Use Test (University of Texas)
Statement on Fair Use and Electronic Reserves (American Library Association)
Stanford Copyright Website (Stanford University)
Know Your Copyrights: What You CAN Do (Association of College and Research Libraries)