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.
- 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.