University of Texas System Adopts Copyright Clearance Center's Annual Copyright License
DANVERS, MA., June 1, 2009—Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), the rights licensing experts, today announced that the University of Texas System has expanded its adoption of CCC's Annual Copyright License from its Austin campus to the entire UT System, covering more than 150,000 undergraduate and graduate students and nearly 13,000 faculty members. The nine academic campuses and six health institutions comprising the University of Texas System make it one of the largest higher education systems in the United States.
Adopted initially by the UT System at its Austin campus in 2008, the Annual Copyright License makes it easy for faculty and staff to license published materials for use in coursepacks, e-reserves, course management systems, research collaboration and more. For a single annual fee, CCC's Annual Copyright License provides librarians, faculty, copy shop staff and others with pre-approved permission to use and share content from millions of books, scholarly journals, newspapers, magazine, and e-books.
"An annual comprehensive license from the Copyright Clearance Center will allow all 15 campuses of the UT System to improve operational efficiency in this area and will position the UT System at the forefront of copyright use and compliance management. We are pleased to deliver the campuses of one of the largest public university systems in the nation into this cost efficient arrangement which will benefit our faculty, students and staff by providing easy, compliant access to a large and expanding library of academic works," said Barry Burgdorf, Vice Chancellor and General Counsel of the University of Texas System.
"At UT Austin, we strive to make course materials available to students and faculty with minimal difficulties and CCC's Annual Copyright License helps us do just that. With the Annual Copyright License, faculty and staff can focus on the business of teaching, while demonstrating the importance of respecting the intellectual and creative property of others," said Georgia Harper, Scholarly Communications Advisor, University of Texas at Austin Libraries.
Since its launch in late 2007, dozens of colleges and universities across all Carnegie classes have adopted CCC's annual license, including; The University of Massachusetts Medical School, Middlebury College, Marquette University Law School, and the United States Army Command & General Staff College.
"We are extremely pleased that the University of Texas System has chosen to expand its implementation of the Annual Copyright License throughout the entire UT System," said Bob Weiner, Senior Vice President at CCC. "In larger university systems the value of the annual license lies in its ease of use and convenience for library staff, faculty and other users across campus. With millions of works pre-approved for use in the formats users need, the Annual Copyright License saves administrative time and money — two things we could all use more of these days."
The Annual Copyright License comes with comprehensive training and implementation support services, and builds on CCC's decades of experience providing licensing solutions to businesses and academic institutions. More information on the Annual Copyright License is available at www.copyright.com/academic.
About The University of Texas System
The University of Texas System is one of the nation's largest higher education systems, with nine academic campuses and six health institutions. The UT System has an annual operating budget of $11.5 billion (FY 2009) including $2.5 billion in sponsored programs funded by federal, state, local and private sources. Student enrollment exceeded 194,000 in the 2007 academic year. The UT System confers more than one-third of the state's undergraduate degrees and educates nearly three-fourths of the state's healthcare professionals annually. With more than 81,000 employees, the UT System is one of the largest employers in the state.
About Copyright Clearance Center
Copyright Clearance Center is the world's largest provider of innovative licensing solutions for the seamless sharing of knowledge. CCC's licensing services, combined with its Web-based applications and tools, allow tens of millions of people worldwide in corporations, universities, law firms and government agencies to use and share published information with ease. Since its founding as a not-for-profit company in 1978, CCC has created and expanded the markets and systems that facilitate content reuse and the distribution of royalties to publishers and authors around the world. Visit www.copyright.com for more information.
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