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Larger Digitization Projects

The library has a small digitization staff and balances multiple priorities for scanning. We will consider proposals for projects over 50 images or for complete manuscript collections up to 0.5 linear feet. We may not be able to fill them if the material is too fragile or otherwise beyond our capacity to digitize at this time.

We will review your proposal and provide you with a cost estimate if the project is in scope for us. Please contact us with any questions.

We can consider proposals for items that meet all of the following criteria:

  • Stable enough for standard handling on one of our scanners
  • Being digitized in full (no single pages from books or selected items from manuscript collections) *
  • Under 900 pages or 0.5 linear feet total
  • Out of copyright
  • Can be added to one of our digital collections and made freely available after digitization
  • Does not require rush service

* At this time, we are not able to fill requests to scan entire collections exceeding 0.5 linear feet total (e.g. Thomas Gage Papers, Shelburne Papers, Henry Clinton Papers). See the fee schedule to request up to 50 pages using our regular ordering process.

Examples of types of materials that can be done:

Pricing is determined by the type of material, its condition, whether special handling is required, quantity, and other factors.
Large orders will require additional time.

When submitting your proposal, please include the following information:

  1. Description of item or collection to be scanned, including estimated number of pages/items. 
  2. Anticipated use of digital images.
  3. Any deadlines associated with the project.

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Where to find page numbers in the library catalog: 

Where to find collection extent in a finding aid: