Cool Tools: Creative Commons Canada Launches CoursePacker.org
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. Coursepacker.org 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, CoursePacker.org 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.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.