CGI chooses the Annual Copyright License for Higher Education to streamline its process for securing copyright permissions.
Getting a new school up and running is challenging to say the least. In addition to building all the courses, hiring faculty and staff, promoting the school and a myriad of other mission-critical activities, securing copyright permissions for all the content used in the courses is an onerous, but important, task.
Enter Lori Christianson, Director of the Electronic Campus, at the nascent Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies (CGI), a nonprofit, DEAC accredited private institution offering online post-graduate education and training in the field of integrated behavioral health, including the Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) degree, Trauma Informed Care certificate, and Integrated Behavioral Healthcare certificates.
Christianson, who has been at the school since its founding in 2015, started out as CGI’s librarian and was a one-stop shop that faculty members turned to when they wanted to post articles and book content in the school’s learning management system (LMS) for their courses. Using copyright.com from Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), she’d purchase copyright permissions for each individual article or book excerpt prior to the start of every term and was certain that at some point she would need a more efficient way to manage this process as the school grew.