Developed at Stanford University, the SIPX service is a new, web-based technology, created to manage copyrights and deliver digital documents for the higher-education marketplace. SIPX is based on many years of grant-funded Stanford research (built on a predecessor project called the “Stanford Intellectual Property Exchange”). The first SIPX system pilot launched at Stanford in April 2011 and has grown in use ever since.

SIPX is designed to help instructors enrich their educational materials by delivering all types of course documents to students faster, easier and legally. The service brings together major sources of reading content that might be assigned for a class, provides a simple way to search for the specific item(s) to be selected (including chapters of books, journal articles and selections by page range), and rapidly identifies the terms, conditions and royalty pricing for usage. Rather than having to go to multiple sources to find all this information, SIPX gathers it in one place, making the creation of a digital reading list much faster and simpler than it was before. For instructors and assistants, this means saving valuable time and resources. For the academic institution, it means an improved method of ensuring compliance with the necessary copyright management policy. And because SIPX also incorporates information about an institution’s library subscriptions, for students this means saving money, because they no longer pay for content that their school has already licensed on their behalf.

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