With the advent of full-text journals and the development of the course management system, there are better alternatives to creating coursepacks for classroom materials.
Provide links to journal articles or art sources which may be accessed through the database collection at Penrose Library. These are legal and require no further permissions. We have already paid for the rights to use articles in over 18,000 journals and thousands of images.
Scan small portions of books and other printed material. These materials may be posted as either eReserves or on your course management page in CLEo, provided that copyright information is included and the four factors of fair use are considered.
Use the library reserve system or request students purchase alternative formats. With the increased availability of electronic books, used books, new books, discounted new books and library course reserves, students have many options for acquiring legal copies of books.
Coursepacks are expensive and time-consuming. Each article or chapter within a coursepack requires separate permission from the copyright holder.
In the event that a coursepack is still required, a coursepack service such as XanEdu’s Digital and Print Publishing Services for Faculty may be useful. For additional information, please contact the Whitman College Bookstore.
Adapted with permission from Wesleyan University