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Andersen Library

July 7, 2015
8:30am - 4:30pm

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Digitized images from the University Libraries' Archives and Special Collections are available through the UMedia Archive.

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The Digital Conservancy is the "digital arm" of the University Archives and provides access to digital scholarly and administrative records of the University of Minnesota.

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Copying and Scanning

Can I make photocopies?

ASC staff will make photocopies for you; use of personal scanners is prohibited.
There is a fee for photocopying services. (Policies and fees are subject to change)
  • $0.25 (25 cents) for 8-1/2”x11” up to 11”x17” copies
  • $1.00 for color copies
  • $0.35 (35 cents) for copies of fragile materials made on the upright scanner
  • Consult staff for copies of materials on larger sizes of paper

Possible restrictions on copying include:
  • Items that are too fragile
  • When photocopying would violate copyright restrictions or donor agreements.
  • When photocopying would violate privacy regulations.
  • Entire archival collections or all the text of individual books, manuscripts, or boxes of material will not be copied.

Can I get a scan of a document?
Low-resolution digital scanning services (to create a pdf file) may be available. ASC staff can help you to place a scanning order. Prices are the same as the prices for paper copies. (See above) Possible restrictions on scanning include:
  • Items that are too fragile
  • When scanning would violate copyright restrictions or donor agreements.
  • When scanning would violate privacy or other restrictions.
  • Entire archival collections or all the text of individual books, manuscripts, or boxes of material will not be scanned.

Orders for high resolution, publication quality scans are placed through the appropriate Archives and Special Collections unit.
Scans are produced by the Digital Collections Unit for a fee. Digital Library Services

Can I use my digital camera to photograph documents?
  • Yes, unless told by staff that photography is not allowed for the item(s) you are using.
  • Flash is not allowed and cameras must be set to silent mode.
  • Keep careful notes while photographing so that you can correctly cite the documents.
  • Not all digital cameras produce good images of documents with low contrast or faded print.