Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary determined that it needed to take a more organized, streamlined approach to copyright permissions and purchased the CCC Annual Copyright License in the hope that it would provide time savings and process improvements.

As with most academic institutions, the start of a new term was always hectic at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (LPTS), due in large part to the laborious, time-consuming task of obtaining permissions to reuse copyrighted material in the Seminary’s print and electronic reserves.

Searching for a solution to its permissions challenges, LPTS discovered CCC’s Annual Copyright License. The license provides comprehensive, institution-wide coverage to share text-based copyrighted content in print and electronic coursepacks, course management systems, e-reserves, research teams, administrative communications and more.

With CCC’s support, LPTS purchased and quickly implemented the Annual Copyright License, including training for its faculty and staff. In addition to successfully streamlining LPTS’s process for obtaining permissions, the Annual Copyright License has also helped the Seminary save money on royalty fees.

Because the Annual Copyright License provides a clean and clear process for dealing with rights issues, the faculty didn’t panic, thinking they were going to have to spend an inordinate amount of time getting up to speed on how this would work. As a result, we were able to introduce the new approach to permissions in a non-threatening way, and many in the community who thought they had a good handle on copyright found out they really didn’t.

Dr. Douglas Gragg Director of Library and Information Technology Services, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

About Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (LPTS) traces its beginnings to 1853. Its stated mission is to “educate men and women to participate in the redemptive ministry of Jesus Christ in the world.” Graduates serve as pastors, chaplains, pastoral counselors, clinical therapists, and teachers and in several other professions. The Seminary is distinguished by its nationally recognized field education and marriage and family therapy programs. LPTS strives to be an inclusive and diverse community, welcoming individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, ethnicities, and orientations.