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§ 20-2002-F. Definitions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: November 17, 2010

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949 (Refs & Annos)
Article XX-F. Course Materials at Institutions of Higher Education
Effective: November 17, 2010
24 P.S. § 20-2002-F
§ 20-2002-F. Definitions
The following words and phrases when used in this article shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
“Advisory committee.” The College Textbook Policies Advisory Committee established under this article.
“Bundle.” One or more college textbooks or other supplemental materials that may be packaged together to be sold as course materials for one price.
“Campus.” The grounds and buildings of an institution of higher education that are designated as such by the institution of higher education.
“Campus bookstore.” The bookstore on the campus of, or otherwise associated with, an institution of higher education.
“College textbook.” A textbook or set of textbooks used for, or in conjunction with, a course in postsecondary education at an institution of higher education.
“Custom textbook.” A college textbook that is compiled by a publisher at the direction of a faculty member or other person or adopting entity in charge of selecting course materials at an institution of higher education and may include, alone or in combination, items, such as selections from original instructor materials, previously copyrighted publisher materials or copyrighted third-party works. This term does not include purely aesthetic changes to a textbook when compared with a prior edition, such as a commemorative edition.
“Institution of higher education” or “institution.” Any of the 14 State-owned universities that are part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, including the four State-related universities. The term also includes community colleges that are members of the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges and independent or private colleges or universities that receive an assistance grant under the act of July 18, 1974 (P.L. 483, No. 174),1 known as The Institutional Assistance Grants Act.
“Integrated textbook.” A college textbook that is combined with:
(1) supplemental materials developed by a third party and that, by third-party contractual agreement, may not be offered by publishers separately from the college textbook; or
(2) supplemental materials that are so interrelated with the content of the college textbook that the separation of the college textbook from the supplemental materials would render the college textbook unusable for its intended purpose.
“ISBN.” International Standard Book Number.
“Publisher.” An entity that publishes college textbooks or supplemental materials and markets college textbooks or supplemental materials to faculty members at institutions of higher education. The term does not include a wholesaler.
“Substantial content.” Parts of a college textbook, such as new chapters, additional eras of time, new themes or new subject matter.
“Supplemental material.” Educational material developed to accompany a college textbook, which may include printed materials, computer disks, Internet website access and electronically distributed materials, and that is not being used as a component of an integrated textbook.


1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XX-F, § 2002-F, added 2010, Nov. 17, P.L. 996, No. 104, § 21, imd. effective.


24 P.S. § 5181 et seq.
24 P.S. § 20-2002-F, PA ST 24 P.S. § 20-2002-F
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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