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Digitization Request Form

Special Collections provides scanning services for research and scholarly use. Self-service scanning and scanning done by staff are available.

  • Self-service scanning with the overhead scan and microfilm scanner is at no charge.

  • Photocopying and digitization of archival material and manuscript collections are done by staff for researchers for a fee.

    • Fees must be paid before digitization, and processing may take up to two weeks upon receipt.

    • Special Collections will not duplicate entire collections for users.

View the University's Digitization and Photoduplication Policies and Procedures and/or contact Special Collections for more information.

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 in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish photocopy or other reproductions. 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. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a duplication order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Research copies created by users or provided by staff fall under the 'Fair Use' provision (Section 107) and the Library and Archives exemptions (Section 108) of the U.S. Copyright Law.

  • Special Collections reserves the right to decide what materials are available for use and reproduction and what form that reproduction may take.
  • Special Collections also reserves the right to refuse duplication if, in their judgment, fulfillment of the order affects the condition, confidentiality, or copyright of the material.
  • Users are responsible for determining whether materials from Special Collections or materials outside the collection require permissions from the copyright holder.
  • For staff to digitize copyrighted works, signed letters of permissions must be provided.
  • When planning to publish materials obtained from Special Collections, a Permission to Publish Form (PDF) or Permission for Commercial Use Form (PDF) must be completed and signed by the user and the head archivist.

The recipient of Special Collections materials agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all suits, claims, actions and expenses arising out of the use of reproductions provided by Special Collections.

To request digitized materials from Special Collections, complete and submit this form:

First name, last name
Address, city, state, zip code
Multiple values can be chosen.
Multiple values can be chosen.
If requesting a different file type than the ones shown above, specify. Multiple file types should be separated by commas.
Multiple values can be chosen.
Select from which department the desired material resides.
Indicate the item(s) you want digitized. If known, indicate the title(s). If requesting more than one item, separate by commas.
Provide the name of the author(s) if known. If there are multiple authors, separate by commas.
[Ex. Item : Call number]. If requesting more than one call number, separate by commas.
[Ex. Coll 327: Box 1: Folder 15]. If requesting more than one collection, separate by commas.
Indicate whether these images are going to be published. If yes, then a Permission to Publish will have to be signed and submitted.
Indicate if the requested items will be for commercial use. If yes, then a Permission for Commercial Use form has to be signed and submitted.