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Reproductions of Special Collections Materials

Photocopy, digital image, and digitization requests must be evaluated by staff to determine the suitability of materials for reproduction. Turn-around time on reproduction orders will depend on the number of reproductions requested and the availability of staff time. 

Pricing for Reproductions


Books, manuscripts, and archival materials

PDF photocopies & high-resolution images, Augustana community: $ .20/scan
PDF photocopies, other: $ .20/scan
High resolution digital images, other: $5.00/scan
CD to store digital images: $1.00
Digitization of manuscript materials $30.00/folder or volume


Reproductions will be delivered via email attachment, Dropbox, or on a CD. 

Use of Special Collections material in publications must be approved by Special Collections staff. We reserve the right to charge a fee, separate from the reproduction fee, for the use of our materials in publications. The following credit line is required if material from Special Collections is used in a publication: Special Collections, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL.

Audiovisual materials

CDs and DVDs: $5
Audiocassettes: $35
Vinyl records: $55
Open reel audiotape: Contact for price
Transcription discs: $120/side
VHS videotapes: $20
Mini DVs: $20
U-Matic videotapes: $45
Betacam videotapes: $35
Open reel videotape: Contact for price
Video-8 videotapes: $35
Films: Contact for price


Above fees do not include shipping charges or necessary conservation treatment charges. Reproductions will be delivered via Dropbox or CD/DVD. 

Most audiovisual media cannot be reformatted in-house and must be sent to a third-party vendor for transfer. As such, researchers should allow up to 12 weeks for processing.