By using SIPX, you can immediately simplify the copyright maze and provide readings to your students both quickly and legally. Below you’ll find a series of resources aimed at helping you use SIPX, as well as train and promote SIPX with others at your school.

Latest Updates

Video Introductions

Released 01/09/15

Permissions Dashboard
You can now view all of the manual permissions requests you’ve sent to the SIPX support team in one place via a Permissions Dashboard located under the Administrator menu. On the dashboard we’re showing both open and closed permissions requests across all terms. The default is to show you all open requests across all terms (typically requests are only open during the current or upcoming terms however). From there you can quickly check the status of requests and see when that status was last updated.

New Funding Options
For those of you who fund course materials on behalf of your students we’ve added two new funding options:

1. Funding only specific students in a course.

We expect this to have limited use but if you have a mixed group of students who have access to the course but want to provide funding only for a subset of them, you can provide us with a list of their names and email addresses and we’ll set it up so only they will get their materials paid for by your library or institution; other students who can access the materials as well will have to pay for themselves. This can only be set up by SIPX staff at the moment so please let me know if you’re interested in using this option.

2. Funding only required readings in a course.

If you’re concerned that instructors are creating large reading lists but you want to limit funding to key materials you can now do so. Students will pay for any materials marked as supplementary while you pick up the tab for those the instructor deems required. To use this, you or the instructor must set reading type as either Required or Supplementary via the Reading Details page and you must select “Required readings only” on the Course Info funding setting.

Released 12/03/14

Amazon payments
Students purchasing their own materials can opt to use either PayPal or Amazon to process their payment.

Released 08/04/14

New Feature: Add links to web resources within your SIPX reading list.
Want to link to print holdings, other web sites like blogs or newspapers, or media files hosted elsewhere? Now you can use the “Add a web link” feature. Provide the URL and a title and SIPX will provide a link out to these resources within your SIPX reading list. Permissions are not acquired by SIPX for these materials so please be sure that students can access the resources with no copyright restrictions.


Fall 2014 Release

SIPX Course Page

Our Fall 2014 release features a redesign of the SIPX user interface that makes delivering course materials to students easier and faster. We plan to roll out additional complementary updates throughout the month of August as part of an overall focus on delivering a more intuitive user experience for all academic community members who interact with our service.

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Using SIPX

The current state of copyright in higher education is complicated — from a user’s perspective, it’s almost impossible to understand what content is available, what uses are allowed for it, and how to distribute it properly. Managing copyrights without networked technology is difficult and expensive. We created SIPX to solve these problems. Learn how you can best use it with the following resources.

SIPX on Campus

Promoting SIPX

SIPX provides a faster and easier way to create digital course reading lists by bringing together a wide variety of content data, pricing, copyright information and library holdings in one spot. In doing so, SIPX reduces students’ costs while also reducing the liability of unauthorized use of materials to your school. The materials below will help you communicate these benefits to others on your campus.

Get Help from SIPX

We’re available to help you make the best use of SIPX within your institution. Please get in touch!