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ERIC Number: EJ913998
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
E-Reserves Permissions and the Copyright Clearance Center: Process, Efficiency, and Cost
Holobar, J. Christopher; Marshall, Andrew
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v11 n1 p517-531 Jan 2011
This study examines the process of requesting copyright permissions through the Copyright Clearance Center's (CCC) pay-per-use service for electronic course reserves at the Penn State University Libraries in 2008. The authors investigate the efficiency of this process as a function of the percentage of permission requests successfully mediated by the CCC, the time required to submit and fill requests, and transaction and royalty costs. They conclude that, while the CCC is clearly more efficient than attempting to request permission from individual rightsholders, the process remains burdensome and rightsholder royalty pricing models are unclear. (Contains 2 figures, 5 tables and 19 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania