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Mudd Library Imaging Guidelines and Price List

The Seeley G. Manuscript Library offers a variety of imaging services which vary by type of material and product needed. Use the following links for assistance in orders.

 

Remote PDF orders via email, phone or mail:

Princeton University Community (administration, alumni, faculty, staff, students, and student organizations)

Page Counts Estimated

$0.10/page

No charge for 20 pages or less.


Non Princeton University Affiliated

Page Counts Estimated

with $25 minimum for over 10 pages, up to 25 pages; $8.75 per additional 25 pp. or portion thereof

No charge for 10 pages or less.

•  If you wish to order PDFs of the contents of entire folders, begin by identifying via the finding aids, the collection and the box and folder number of what you want copied. If there is a folder title, include that information as well. 

•  When you identified the materials you need, send your request via email.

•  Once we have received your request, a member of our staff will estimate the total number of pages in your order and correspond with you for payment via our online secure site.

Free Google Drive File Delivery for PDFs:   Once the payment is approved the files will come within 3-4 weeks via a Google Drive link in a separate email with the message, Mudd Manuscript Library Staff has shared some resources with you. From that link you will be able to download the files and use as needed without having to have a Gmail account. Note this link is only active for 30 days. 

 

Digitization of other materials (photographs):

Princeton University Community (administration, alumni, faculty, staff, students, and student organizations)

$10/image

3 Gratis/calendar year

(Does not apply to rush orders needed within three business days or less.)

Non Princeton University Affiliated

$25/image

Scan options:

  • Images will be 600dpi TIFF format
  • Larger images can be burned onto a DVD disc at no charge
  • Shipping costs for DVD are $6 Domestic and $10 International, if free Google Drive delivery is not chosen
  • Rush Service is available on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further information.

Free Google Drive File Delivery for PDFs:   Once the payment is approved the files will come within 3-4 weeks via a Google Drive link in a separate email with the message, Mudd Manuscript Library Staff has shared some resources with you. From that link you will be able to download the files and use as needed without having to have a Gmail account. Note this link is only active for 30 days. 

 

Audio visual digitization

The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library holds a wide range of audiovisual media within its collections, many of which are obsolete or on fragile media or both. To ensure that the information contained within these materials remains accessible, no original media are played for research purposes. Mudd’s policy requires that originals be dubbed to a digital medium and a copy provided to researchers. All costs of transferring are borne by the researcher.

Princeton University’s Media Services handles most of our digitzation for audiovisual materials, which is proceesed by Mudd Library staff. Media Services may require up to 6 weeks to complete a request and this does not include the 1-2 days that Mudd Library staff require to locate, deliver, retrieve, and send requests.

For material that Media Services cannot transfer an appropriate vendor will be contacted but the transfer time required can be as little as several days to as long as several months, with costs of upwards of hundreds of dollars per item required for many of these formats.

In a very few instances, the library may already have a dub copy available, saving both time and costs.

 

In-person orders at Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library:

A member of our staff will be happy to show you how to identify materials for copying or scanning and how to submit your imaging order.

Princeton University Community (administration, alumni, faculty, staff, students, and student organizations)

$0.10/page

No charge for 20 pages or less

Non Princeton University Affiliated

$0.35/page

No charge for 10 pages or less (Once per year)

 

Imaging Guidelines

Imaging orders must be prepaid. Payment is possible by credit card (preferred), check, money order, or Princeton University Chart String. A postage-and-handling charge will be added for orders that are to be mailed. Special handling fees for oversized, unwieldy, or particularly fragile originals may be added to any order. Reproductions of photocopies, where the Department does not hold the original(s), are not possible, in most cases. All orders are subject to curatorial approval and, where appropriate, a restrictions check.

Free Google Drive File Delivery for PDFs:   Once the payment is approved the files will come within 3-4 weeks via a Google Drive link in a separate email with the message, Mudd Manuscript Library Staff has shared some resources with you. From that link you will be able to download the files and use as needed without having to have a Gmail account. Note this link is only active for 30 days. 

Per staffing restrictions we must limit orders to 500 per 6 month period and 1000 copies per patron per calendar year.

 

Ordering a Senior Thesis:

Please see our specialized instructions for Ordering a copy of a Princeton University Senior Thesis

 

Ordering a Dissertation:

We are happy to offer a PDF copy of dissertations that are not under copyright protection or an embargo.

If the dissertation is under copyright we are only able to provide 20% of the content.

If the dissertation is post 1950 patrons may contact  ProQuest directly and order a full PDF digital or paper copy from  ProQuest Information and Learning Company, 789 E. Eisenhower Parkway, P. O. Box 1346, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346 at the following website:http://proquest.com/products_umi/dissertations/ or call 800-521-0600, extension 7044.  Alternatively, United States  and Canadian residents may borrow this dissertation through their  local academic or public library's interlibrary loan service,  provided a circulating copy is available.

If ProQuest does not have a copy we are able to provide a one time library copy for patrons at a fee.