Research & Reproduction

 Research Services & Fees

Fifteen minutes of research service will be provided without charge to off-site patrons. Persons and businesses who need additional research service will be billed at the following rates:

*Personal/Non-Profit: $25 per hour

*Corporate/Profit: $100 per hour

  • Only in exceptional circumstances will more than one hour of research be provided
  • Orders of 50 or more photocopies will be charged using the research fee rates
  • Email cartoons@osu.edu or call 614-292-6369 to request research services
  • All of the fees are subject to change without notice

 Digital Reproduction Services & Fees

Reproduction requests may be made by completing the Digital Reproduction Order Form and emailing it to cartoons@osu.edu or faxing to 614-292-9101

  • Scanning is performed using an Epson Expression 10000XL flatbed scanner or using the Better Light 8K – large format, Enhanced Resolution™ digital photography. Decisions are based on the size, condition or fragility of the material, or whether the items are bound in volumes
  • The library reserves the right to refuse to copy material if it is judged that it may cause harm to the original
  • Images are scanned from the original at 600 ppi resolution at 100% size, TIFF format, RGB color unless otherwise specified. Please note that very large files result when using the Betterlight technology (average 200-300 MB)
  • Images will be sent via We Transfer and made available for download at no charge. 
  • RUSH ORDERS may be considered for fewer than 10 images for an additional $50 charge 

Fees for Digital Reproduction

Existing Scan: $10
New Scan, 12 x 17 in. (30.5 x 43 cm) or less: $20
New Scan, larger than 12 x 17 in. (30.5 x 43 cm): $40

  • Plus the cost of research fee if over 15 minutes
  • Plus the commercial service fee ($50/image) if applicable
  • Images will be sent via WeTransfer or uploaded to a server (provide host name, user name, and password) at no additional charge 

 Other Reproduction Services & Fees

Reproduction fees are billed in addition to any research fees.  Photocopy  requests may be made by completing the Photocopy Request Form and emailing it to cartoons@osu.edu or faxing to 614-292-9101.  Please note that all photocopies will be stamped with a red “COPY” stamp.

Black & white photocopy:  $.25 per page
Color photocopy (8.5 x 11 in.): $1 per page
Color photocopy, 11 x 17 in.: $2 per page
VHS converted to DVD up to 1 hour: $40
DVD copied to DVD: $12

In addition to reproduction fees, these fees may apply:

  • Shipping/handling
  • Research fee if research extends over 15 minutes
  • For reading room users, research fee will be applied if order exceeds 50 photocopies

 Payment Information

  • Full payment is required prior to image or document delivery
  • Major credit cards are accepted. Payment can be made online through our website
  • Checks are to be made payable to The Ohio State University
  • Payment must be made in US dollars

 Shipping & Handling Fees

  • All shipping and handling fees will be charged to the customer
  • $5 minimum charge is applied to any request
  • Shipping via US mail, International Air Mail, or UPS
  • FedEx can only be used if the customer supplies an account number
  • Standard shipping will be used unless the customer specifies Express delivery
  • Handling includes packaging costs
  • Delivery dates are not guaranteed

 Commercial Service Fees

  • Image requests intended for commercial use will be charged a one-time service fee of $50 per image in addition to the other costs of reproduction. Additional uses of the image may require a fee for each use
  • This fee is not a copyright fee, but a fee to reproduce the image, including public domain images, from our collections
  • Revenue from this fee helps to support the mission of the Cartoon Library & Museum 

 Copyright

NOTE: The Ohio State University Libraries do not own the copyright to all of the materials in its collections. Copyright may belong to the creator, their estate, or assignee, although some materials may fall into the public domain. Users assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, securing appropriate permissions for use and publication of reproduced materials, and fully crediting sources as required. The Ohio State University Libraries do not make any representations as to the validity of third party copyright claims.

Users agree to indemnify, save and hold harmless, The Ohio State University, their employees and designates from any and all costs, expense, damage, and liability arising from or in any way connected to any claim whatsoever which may be presented by anyone for loss or damage or other relief caused by The Ohio State University’s release of any items and their use in any manner, including inspection, publication, reproduction, broadcast, duplication or printing, by anyone, for any purpose whatsoever.

 Credit

  • Images used for reproduction, publication, broadcast, exhibition, or on the web must include proper credit which will be provided for the materials you have selected
 

 Turnaround Time

  • ORDERS FOR TEN OR MORE NEW SCANS MUST BE PLACED AT LEAST 8 WEEKS IN ADVANCE
  • Orders for fewer than 10 new scans may take up to 4 weeks depending on the reproduction orders already in progress
  • Turnaround time for existing scans of images is 5 business days after payment is received
  • RUSH ORDERS for fewer than 10 images may be considered for a $50 charge
  • Turnaround time for photocopies is 5 business days
  • Turnaround time for all other reproductions is available on request. We attempt to estimate delivery time as accurately as possible, however delivery time cannot be guaranteed

 Existing Scans

  • Existing scans are images that are part of the Cartoon Library & Museum’s existing Digital Collections, requiring no further individual scanning necessary to complete your order
  • These scans are high resolution at (600pp), TIFF format, RGB and are copied from the original digital image at 100% size
  • If you request a larger size or higher resolution, a new scan will be done and research and new scan fees will apply
  • The one-time service fee may be applicable 

 New! Imaging-0n-Demand

  • We know how challenging it can be to use our Art Database for research. Out of more than 100,000 total records a little over half have digital images associated with them. As a result, we are introducing a service called Imaging-on-Demand. If you find a cartoon in our Art Database that you’d like to view, but there is no digital image of it, contact us at cartoons@osu.edu and we will upload a low resolution photo to the record that you can then use for your research purposes. Please limit your request to no more than 50 images. If you decide that you would like a high resolution scan for publication, please complete the Digital Reproduction Order Form to place your order.