U Texas at Austin Adopts Annual Copyright License from Copyright Clearance Center

The University of Texas at Austin has signed an agreement with Copyright Clearance Center to adopt CCC's Annual Copyright License for academic institutions. This license gives librarians, faculty, copy shop staff, and others with pre-approved permission to use content in coursepacks, e-reserves, course management systems, and research collaboration.

CCC introduced the annual license last year. It covers the reuse of a million books, scholarly journals, newspapers, magazine and other sources from book, journal, newspaper, and magazine publishers as well as a number of leading university presses. Participating publishers include Elsevier, Dow Jones, Harvard Business School Publishing, and the American Medical Association.

"CCC's license allows us to address workflow efficiencies in a high volume operation," said Fred Heath, vice provost and director of libraries at UT, Austin. "It enables us to effectively address the broad spectrum of copyright issues while enabling our faculty to concentrate on classroom instruction."

UT, Austin has 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 21,000 faculty and staff, 16 colleges, and 17 libraries with nine million volumes.

About 30 colleges and universities have adopted the CCC's annual license, including Middlebury College in Vermont, Suffolk University in Boston, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and the Armed Services' Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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