The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections provides digital photoduplication services of most materials in our collections. All duplication orders are subject to the following conditions:
Users of the collections are also expected to abide by all copyright laws. Reproductions are provided for research use only and may not be transferred, published, or exhibited without obtaining the legally required permission from the copyright owner. In many instances, the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections is owner of the physical object only. For additional information, refer to the Guidelines for Using Text, Images, Audio, and Video from Cornell University Library Collections.
All high-resolution digital reproduction work is completed by the Cornell University Library's Digital Consulting and Production Services. For information about equipment used, please refer to the web site of the DCAPS digital imaging studio.
Please direct questions about permission to publish to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pricing and payment
Patrons seeking permission to publish materials held by the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections should email their requests to the Permissions Coordinator. Permission will be considered where Cornell University is the materials' copyright owner. Permission requests must include:
Published images of materials in our collections should be cited as follows:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
Items in our collections are often rare, fragile and/or irreplaceable. Photoduplication of these items requires careful handling to prevent damage from physical misuse, exposure to light, etc. Reproductions are performed by professional photographers and library staff, trained in the use of scanners and cameras that are designed to minimize potential damage. Reproduction requests are priced accordingly.
Orders that are large, complex, or have vague location information require time-intensive research and data collection by library staff. Specialized services such as image research are priced at $65 per hour.
Patrons who visit our reading room to view materials are welcome to bring cameras to photograph items themselves, provided the flash is disabled.
We do not provide paper photocopies. All scans are delivered as digital files as outlined below.
|Existing digital file||$10 per image|
|$1 per page|
|TIFF 600 dpi||$35 per image|
|TIFF 600 dpi (items over 12x17")||$45 per image|
|MP3 of audio||$75 per item|
|MP4 of video||$75 per item|
|MP4 of film||$200 per reel|
|PDF of microfilm||$50 per reel|
|PDF of thesis||$50 per thesis|
|Normal (usually 3-4 weeks)||$15 per order|
|Rush (less than 3 weeks)||$40 per order|
|Digital file download||no charge|