Special Collections in Performing Arts (SCPA) provides duplication services for both long-distance and visiting researchers. We reserve the right to limit the number of copies made; to restrict the use of rare and valuable items; and to deny a request because of copyright regulations, privacy rights, donor-imposed regulations, or other rights related issues.Photocopies (including low-resolution PDF scans):
Free up to 50 copies (once per month limit), see chart below for orders exceeding 50 copies. For commercial/for-profit requests, SCPA charges $25.00 for 1-100 pages. Please note: All orders submitted by a patron during a single research visit will be combined into one order for the purposes of billing and payment.
Prices below include domestic shipping. However, for international orders, an additional flat shipping rate of $15.00 is also charged.
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Please note: We reserve the right to limit the number of copies made due to staffing or to the condition of the materials. When proceeding with large requests, please expect that copy orders will take additional time and may be completed in stages to accommodate other patron requests.
Images already digitized (high resolution scanning): Free up to 10 images; patrons charged $3.00/image thereafter. For commercial/for-profit requests, SCPA charges $3.00 for each request.
Images not already digitized (or those requiring a re-scan for higher resolution): Free up to 5 images; patrons charged $5.00/image thereafter. For commercial/for-profit requests, SCPA charges $5.00 for each request.
Duplication fees for A/V
materials: Assessed at cost of labor, materials, and/or vendor charges,
Please Note: All A/V duplication that cannot be done in-house will be sent to UMD approved vendors only. Patrons will be responsible for paying vendor costs directly to the vendor. Costs for vendor work can be several hundred dollars, and depends on a variety of factors, including condition of materials, length of materials, vendor time, and format.
Rush orders: Please contact the curator prior to placing a rush order, as large or complex orders may require staff approval. There is a $50 fee for orders needed within 1 to 3 business days; our standard turnaround time is 10 business days.
Shipping: Included in the fee for domestic orders. However, for international orders, an additional flat shipping rate of $15.00 is also charged.
Researchers may secure permission to photograph SCPA holdings using personal cameras (or smart phones). This permission is granted at the discretion of the curator and depends both on the fragility of the items as well as any copyright considerations.