Why should I create a Course Pack instead of a Reserve Reading?
The P&CC provides a quick, easy, affordable, and legal way for your students to get the materials they need for their classes. P&CC Course Packs adhere to Canadian copyright laws and ensure that content creators are fairly compensated for their work.
Course Packs are a convenient and accessible solution for students. Rather than placing the onus on photocopy a reserve reading, completed course packs are made available for sale on the first day of classes; ensuring your students are able to start doing their readings immediately. Course Packs are also an inexpensive option. Students receive our lowest bulk rate cost for printing, meaning that it is often cheaper for them to buy a bound course pack than to simply print the material themselves.
The P&CC also works directly with professors to ensure that prices are as accessible as possible to students. In many cases the single largest expense in a course pack is copyright fees. We can help you find ways to lower these costs. For example, material that is in the public domain, or freely available on the web is exempt from copyright payments.
Understandably, these rules and conditions can make it difficult for professors to know the best course of action to provide students with the material they need. The P&CC makes this process easy by working with professors and taking care of the hard copyright questions, ensuring that the entire process follows proper copyright laws and that students receive the best possible product at the lowest possible price.
Why should I use the P&CC for my Course Pack instead of the Campus Bookstore?
There are a number of reasons why P&CC Course Packs are superior to that offered by the Campus Bookstore:
Course Packs may contain both copyrighted and non-copyrighted materials. This can include lecture notes, slides, review questions, quizzes, answer keys, labs, textbook chapters, black & white or coloured materials and virtually anything else you can think of that can be printed! Course Packs can also include journal articles, book excerpts, and other copyrighted materials. Any material that is protected by copyright and covered under the ACCESS Copyright license must be recorded in an eLog, which is submitted with your Course Pack. The P&CC collects royalties on copyrighted materials covered under the license on behalf of ACCESS Copyright, The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency, who forwards payments to the appropriate creators and publishers. Note that not all material requires copyright payments (see below), and some material is excluded from being included at all. The P&CC will review your course pack and eLog before production and inform you of any problems.
What CAN go in a Course Pack under the Access Copyright license?
What CAN'T go in a Course Pack?
What kind of material is exempt?
Certain material does not require copyright payments. Examples include:
How are copyright payments determined?
The P&CC charges 12.5¢ per page of source material. Note that in many cases multiple pages of source material may be printed on one sheet of paper, hence why there can be more copyright pages in a Course Pack than actual pages!
How can I make my Course Pack as affordable as possible to students?
The P&CC charges our lowest bulk rates for Course Pack production, making it cheaper to purchase a course pack than to print each article individually. In many cases, the single biggest cost of a Course Pack is in copyright payments. Choosing articles which are outside of copyright will substantially reduce the amount of copyright your students will have to pay. The P&CC reviews all Course Packs and eLogs before production, and will let you know of any copyright costs that appear to be very high. We're happy to work with you to ensure your Course Pack is as accessible as possible to students.
When do I need to submit my Course Pack by?
In order to guarantee availability for the first day of fall classes, we ask that Course Packs be submitted no later than November 1st, 2012. Course Packs may be accepted beyond this date at the discretion of the P&CC, but we cannot guaranteed that Course Packs submitted after the deadline will be available for pick-up on the first day of classes.
How do I submit a Course Pack?
You can submit a Course Pack in one of two ways:
Yes! Mail your complete set of hard copies to:
The Publishing & Copy Centre
ATTN: Milan Kshatriya
John Duestch University Centre, Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
Don't forget to email your completed eLog to email@example.com, too!
I had a Course Pack produced at the P&CC in the past. Do you still have it on file?
That depends. If you had a course pack produced in the 2010/2011 academic year, then we still have it on file and can reproduce the same pack or make minor adjustments as you prefer. If you had a course pack produced in 2012-2013, we likely still have it - please email us to confirm. If you had a course pack produced before then, then unfortunately we likely no longer have a copy of it, so you'll have to start from scratch.
What if I have other questions?
Feel free to contact Milan at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the store at 613-533-6543.
Please note: Information on this page is subject to change without notice.