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Imaging & Publication Services

Features

Digital reproductions of materials in the collection are offered for research, publication, and commercial use. We will provide up to ten digital files free of charge; for orders over ten digital files, please write repros@brynmawr.edu with your list of images for a quote.

The Special Collections Department is utilizing the following equipment to create digital reproductions of Special Collections material:
Scanning equipment:

  • Epson Perfection V600 Photo Flatbed Scanner
  • Epson 11000XL Photo Flatbed Scanner with transparency unit
  • Bookeye 4 Basic Overhead Scanner
Photography equipment:
  • Olympus Evolt E-520 Digital SLR Camera  
  • Olympus Essentials Kit
  • Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50mm f2.0 Macro Lens
  • Pro 52mm MC UV Filter  
  • Pro 58mm MC UV Filter
  • Interfit 2LT Tungsten Light Kit with Stands  
  • 18% R-27 Gray Card
  • X-rite Mini Color Checker
  • Velvet in several colors purchased in local fabric stores
  • Turntable
  • Cubes or Tents to filter light
  • Object 2VR interactive panorama and object movie software

Getting Started

Orders may be placed:

Please provide any information about the item(s) you are requesting that might assist us in locating the item (e.g. accession number, web link, title, etc.). Please also note how you will be using the item (for personal, research, or publication purposes). If you are requesting the scan for publication purposes, please also provide information about the publication (publisher, author, title, print run, etc.)
  • Files provided for print publication will be 400 DPI TIFFS unless otherwise requested.
  • Files provided for research and personal study may be in lower-resolution JPEG or PDF format unless otherwise requested.
  • Some materials may be available only in lower resolutions.
  • Files will be supplied in 8-bit RGB color depth unless otherwise requested.
We will deliver the files via email or a file delivery service. If electronic delivery is not possible, a charge for a disk or thumb drive and a minimum $5 shipping fee will be added to all domestic orders. We do not provide print reproductions.

Availability

In most cases, orders will be completed within 1-2 weeks of the date the request is received.

Policies

We do not charge additional fees for permission to use in publication. Please abide by the following Terms and Conditions:

  • Special Collections materials within the public domain may be used for any purpose.  
  • For copyrighted materials to be published, the requester is solely responsible for clearing the copyright with the rights holder. Bryn Mawr College makes no warranties or representations and assumes no responsibility whatsoever for any claims against the requester, the publisher, or Bryn Mawr College by artists, their agents, estates, or by any parties in connection with the reproduction of this work in the collections of Bryn Mawr College.
  • Please visit Cornell University Library Copyright Information Center’s Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States for assistance in determining whether the content is under copyright or in the public domain. More information on copyright can also be found within Bryn Mawr College's Copyright Policy.
  • Please credit Bryn Mawr College Special Collections and, if known, the creator of the work.
  • Researchers are permitted to take photographs for personal study. Please request digitized images from Special Collections for any publication or public display.
  • One copy of the publication is requested for the College's files. For scholarly articles, a digital copy (preferred) or reprint is requested. For web-based publications, please send the URL to repros@brynmawr.edu. Physical copies can be sent to:

Special Collections
Canaday Library
Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899
Attn: Nicole Joniec

Notice: Warning concerning copyright restrictions:

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified by law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. We reserve the right to refuse a copying order if, in our judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

 
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