Q. Can the SCR program replace printed course readers?



 SCR is the best choice when:

  • Students will not need to print much of the information (read it online)
  • The information is in the public domain (published before 1923 or by a government agency)
  • The information is already available in digital format
  • The information is already licensed for use by UC Merced

Course readers are the best choice when:

  • Students will want or need a print copy
  • The information won't digitize well because of formatting (illustrations, tables, diagrams, etc.)
  • Copyright permissions costs are higher for digitizing than for printing

The library is happy to help faculty evalute which option is best for their courses.  Contact us for more information.

Contact the UC Merced bookstore for assistance with course readers.


  • Last Updated Sep 09, 2015
  • Views 59
  • Answered By Susan Mikkelsen

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