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Reproducing AGS Library Materials

Obtaining Copies of AGS Library Materials Photography
Photocopying Permission to Publish Materials
Scanning Permission Form
Plotting  

 

 

 

 


Obtaining Copies of AGS Library Materials

The American Geographical Society Library makes its materials (periodicals, mongraphs, maps, atlases, photographs and digital files) as widely available as possible. Due to the rarity and nature of these materials, certain rules must be followed when reproducing them.

Copyright
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 a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified 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 copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law. All responsibility for questions of copyright that may arise in the use of reproduced material provided by the AGS Library must be assumed by the user.

 

Photocopying

Xerox Copy Machine

Description: This copy machine makes black and white copies up to 11 x 17 inches in size.

Cost: Fifteen cents (15¢) per page.

Access: The copy machine is available for patron use. Rare and/or delicate materials should be photocopied by AGS Library staff members only.

The staff will provide photocopies in response to request recieved via e-mail or telephone. There is a minimum fee of $10.00 for this service, which covers making up to 20 pages of copies and includes postage and handling. If more than 20 pages are required, there is an additional fee of $0.25 per page. Large maps can be copied in sections. Not all maps can be photocopied however, due to their age, condition, or copyright restrictions.

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Scanning

Microtech Scanmaker E6

Description: The Digital Spatial Data Clearinghouse of the AGS Library has a flatbed scanner that scans images, negative transparencies, and positive transparencies in color up to 8.5 x 13 inches.

Cost: $5/image for UWM students, faculty and staff; $15/image for the general public.

Access: The scanner can only be used to scan AGS Library materials, pursuant to copyright regulations. Scanning is performed by AGS Library staff members only.

 

Colortrak 4280 Color Scanner

Description: The large format scanner scans a maximum 42 inches with 400 dpi optical resolution (max 800 dpi).

Cost: $5/image for UWM students, faculty and staff; $15/image for the general public.

Access: The scanner can only be used to scan AGS Library materials, pursuant to copyright regulations. Scanning is performed by staff only.

 

The following scanners are available in the UWM Libraries Digitization Lab:

Indus ColorBook Scanner 2005

Description: The large, overhead scanner scans oversized, bound materials and other items that cannot be scanned with a feed-through or flatbed scanner.

Cost: $5/image for UWM students, faculty and staff; $15/image for the general public.

Access: The scanner can only be used to scan UWM Libraries materials, pursuant to copyright regulations. Scanning is performed by staff only.

 

UMAX PowerLook 2100XL - USB

Description: Two of these scanners are available. These flatbed scanners scan materials up to 11" x 17". One of these has a transparency adapter for large negatives and glass plates.

Cost: $5/image for UWM students, faculty and staff; $15/image for the general public.

Access: The scanner can only be used to scan UWM Libraries materials, pursuant to copyright regulations. Scanning is performed by staff only.

 

Nikon SuperCoolscan 8000 Film Scanner

Description: The scanner can scan film negatives and slides.

Cost: $5/image for UWM students, faculty and staff; $15/image for the general public.

Access: The scanner can only be used to scan UWM Libraries materials, pursuant to copyright regulations. Scanning is performed by staff only.

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Plotting

Hewlett Packard 5500ps

Description: This equipment plots on a roll of paper (42" wide) in color and is used for printing large maps or other GIS-related projects.

Cost: $1.35/sq ft for heavyweight paper and $2.00/sq ft for glossy paper.

Access: The plotter can only be used to plot AGS Library materials or GIS-related projects created by UWM affiliates, pursuant to copyright regulations. Plotting is performed by AGS Library staff only.

Free, large-format plotting is also available to UWM students for course and research-related projects through the UWM Creative Services department. For more information, visit UWM Large Format Printing or call Lesley Kelling at (414) 229-3719.

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Photography

Personal Photography
Photographs can be taken of AGS Library materials with a personal camera, pursuant to copyright regulations and AGS Library policy. The photographer assumes all responsibility for compliance with copyright law. Photographing rare or delicate materials by patrons is at the discretion of AGS Library staff members.

Photographic Reproduction Room
Photographic reproduction of AGS Library materials is made possible in the photography room. Materials may be laid out on a large surface equiped with an adjustable camera mount with lights to make photographic reproductions. Cameras are not provided by the AGS Library. The Permission Form for Reproduction of Materials must be filled out before photographic reproductions can be made.

UWM Photographic Services
Reproductions may be made using UWM's professional photographic services. Email AGS Library staff members for details.

 

Permission to Publish AGS Library Materials

Permission to use images of AGS Library materials in a publication must be requested in writing and is subject to certain conditions, which are outlined in the AGS Library form Permission for Reproduction of Materials. For more information about use of AGS Library materials in publications, contact the AGS Library.

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