The printing and mailing services office and the Pilot House bookstore are now partnering for the purchase of course packs and lab manuals, according to Mary Scroggins, printing and mailing services. This new process goes into effect for spring 2019 orders. Exams, handouts, and other not-for-purchase items will not be affected.
Faculty will still send their requests to email@example.com. Printing services will submit all materials to be purchased for classes through an outside vendor, Xanedu. The vendor will then create print-ready documents with a barcode embedded so the bookstore can sell them.
To ensure that there are no delays in students receiving class materials, please follow these guidelines:
- For copyrighted content: Submit your request to firstname.lastname@example.org six weeks prior to sale date.
- For non-copyrighted content: Submit your request to email@example.com four weeks prior to sale date.
Once your order is finalized, Xanedu will send it to printing services for production. Printing services will no longer directly handle any of the copyright clearance authorization or file preparation for course packs and lab manuals. When the order is complete, printing services will deliver it to the bookstore for student purchase.
Please keep in mind that it is critical to order purchased class materials on time. Printing services can no longer just print late orders on the spot.
For any questions about this change, contact Kassie Hansen, printing and mailing services, at x8101, or Linda Gill or Mary Scroggins at x7200.