May 24, 2022

Cool Tools: Creative Commons Canada Launches

From CC Canada:

In celebration of Open Access Week, Creative Commons Canada is pleased to announce the launch of a new tool to help bring open access scholarship and research into the classroom. allows educators to easily and automatically take care of the necessary steps to create a class coursepack. Educators can simply upload academic articles and our platform handles the table of contents, attributions, license notices, page numbering, formatting and distribution.

By enabling educators to easily put together their own coursepacks through a combination of Creative Commons works, works available through university library site licenses, and articles reproducable under fair dealing, allows students to obtain their course materials for no additional cost than what they already pay to the library in their annual student fees.

We hope this tool can play an important part in preventing students from paying twice for the same academic materials.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.