The Copyright Clearance Office
can easily take care of all your course packet needs.
The Copyright Clearance Office serves the University
community and operates within the Multimedia &
Print Center, allowing one-stop service for all of your needs. Our mission
is to produce for you the highest-quality instructional materials at
best possible price, and to make sure they get to the bookstore or your
department on time.
Services | Deadlines | Contact
Permissions, E-Cataloging, Production, Distribution, Quick Add-Ons, Easy
Our staff will request copyright permissions via:
- the Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.
- our site license with Harvard
You may submit articles in advance of your entire packet to help expedite
the permissions process. We'll keep you updated on the status of permission
requests, as well as production timelines.
We are your official University resource for obtaining copyright approvals
for course packets and other publications. In fact, Policy
that utilizing our services for copyright approvals ensures staff members
and their departments will not be liable for financial responsibility
in the event of copyright infringement.
Your documents can be scanned into our digital management system for
easy clean-up, de-skewing, pagination, and optimal quality. Your documents
will be retained in our "e-catalog" for future reference,
manipulation, and production.
All packets are produced at our full-service digital center. You will
have the opportunity to review a proof copy before your packets are produced.
- black-and-white and color copies
- Penn State cover with your course information
- custom covers at additional costs
- complimentary three-hole drilling and shrink-wrapping
- additional binding and other production options
Your course packets will be sent directly to the Penn State Bookstore
on campus. We'll also deliver directly to your office a minimum of
two free instructor copies.
Sometimes actual enrollment exceeds estimated levels. We can expeditiously
produce additional course packets; packet add-ons called in by 4:00 p.m.
will be ready for the bookstore by the morning of the next business day.
Simply give us a call if you are planning to use the same packet for
a subsequent semester or session. We'll pull all of the information
to request copyright permissions as necessary and get started promptly
on your packet.
The bookstore is not charged for any course packets cancelled prior to
Providing materials to the Copyright Clearance Office by the
following dates will help to ensure that course packets are available
for the first
day of class. However, please contact our office about turnaround times
even if these dates have passed.
Packets with Copyrighted Material
||Course Packets without
Classes Begin 1/13/2014
|October 14, 2013
||December 9, 2013
Classes Begin 5/12/2014
|April 4, 2014
||April 28, 2014
|Summer I 2014
Classes Begin 5/19/2014
|April 14, 2014
||May 1, 2014
|Summer II 2014
Classes Begin 7/2/2014
|May 26, 2014
||June 16, 2014
Classes Begin 8/25/2014
|July 19, 2014
||August 4, 2014
Permission requests and course packet orders may be submitted
to the Copyright Clearance Office by phone, fax, e-mail, pickup
and delivery, or in
Copyright Clearance Office
Hostetter Business Services Building
(Behind the Flower Gardens, next to the Housing and Food