A course pack is a compilation of various reproduced copyrighted works (e.g., articles from journals, chapters from textbooks, and various other readings) that an instructor assembles, and that students purchase at the campus bookstore. The University of Connecticut's Co-op creates custom course packs at the instructor's request for students to purchase and provides assistance in getting the necessary permissions to create and reproduce printed course packs for sale at the Co-op. Obtaining permissions can take several weeks, and copyrights must be cleared or renewed each semester. For details and contact information, see Co-op course packs.
Instructors may also wish to consider using the library's Course Reserve, a Web-based library service that provides students with short term, limited access to materials selected by instructors. ECR access is restricted to authorized users and registered students. Instructors who submit materials to the library to be posted on ECR are responsible for conducting a four-factor fair use analysis on a case-by-case basis to determine whether use of each work requires permission or qualifies as fair use. For more details, see the Course Reserve Copyright Policy.
[Editor's note: content in this needs to be discussed with others outside the library, including appropriate parties at the Co-op.]