Some online companies support the building of course packs of readings for students without faculty members having to do the legwork of pursuing intellectual property (copyright) releases themselves.
One such is University Readers, which offers an online library of readings that instructors may choose from. The staff will also help faculty who have their own preferred lists of contents by pursuing the copyright releases and then packaging the copyright-release costs into the costs of the course packs. University Readers may be accessed at www.universityreaders.com. University Readers also creates digital packs and text books.