Course Packs and Open Educational Resources

Course Packs

Course packs are printed materials assembled by the instructor(s) of a course for use as common readings.

Materials in course packs are not considered “fair use” and must be properly cleared for copyright.

Copyright clearance for each course pack must be renewed every quarter.

The Kalamazoo College Bookstore obtains copyright permissions for materials in course packs through the Copyright Clearance Center or by contacting the copyright holders directly. Please contact the Kalamazoo College Bookstore (337-7318) for more information on creating course packs for your courses.

Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources are free or low cost online textbooks that faculty can edit and reuse. They are a good alternative to coursepacks and do not require copyright permission.