Duplication of Materials Policy
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):
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
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.
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.
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.
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.