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All delivery will be in digital format via the internet unless specified otherwise.

Two options exist for reproductions involving microfilm:

  1. If you would like something to scanned from one of our microfilm reels, and reference staff can locate it within about fifteen minutes of work time, send us a reference question about it. We will take a look and get back to you. You should have a microfilm reel title and fairly tight date range (five to seven days) in mind for us to search. We can easily walk you through the order process if our search is successful, or direct you to researchers for hire (PDF)  who could continue the search where we must leave off.
  2. On select microfilm reels, you may order the whole reel duplicated and shipped to you. Contact the reference staff for more information.

All low resolution scanning requests require prepayment:

  • In cases where the exact number of scans required is unknown, the requester will authorize the Briscoe Center to make a specified number of copies.
  • The Briscoe Center will invoice the requester for this specified amount.
  • Once the requester has provided the Briscoe Center with either a credit card number or a check for the amount on the invoice, work will begin on the request.
  • If the request requires fewer scans than specified, the Briscoe Center will adjust the invoice to reflect the lower fee and process the payment.
  • if the request requires more scans than specified on the invoice, the Briscoe Center will get the requester's consent before proceeding.

Pricing

Low resolution scans from microfilm:

  • $.30 per scan
  • $10 service charge
  • Rush fees (additional $.30 per scan) apply to orders that must be delivered in five business days

Duplicate microfilm reels:

  • $35 per reel duplication fee
  • + $10 service charge
  • + $6 shipping (waived if the order is picked up)
  • + 8.25% Texas sales tax on orders shipped in state or picked up at the Briscoe Center*
*Patrons with Tax Exempt Status must complete the Texas Sales and Use Tax Exemption form 01-339.

To order microfilm duplication

Scans from microfilm:

  1. Fill out the downloadable order form, following the citation examples that we have provided. See our reference policies to determine if you will need to hire a proxy research to locate the item(s) you seek.
  2. Submit the form by email (cah.photocopy@austin.utexas.edu) or by mail. Fax number available by request.  A representative from the duplication department will contact you about payment, if your order will total more than $50, or to let you know that the order has shipped, along with an invoice for the copies. Processing could take up to six weeks due to staffing constraints.

Duplicate microfilm reels:

  1. Check our Texas Newspaper Collection (PDF) Guide to see whether the reel that you desire has as dagger symbol next to its title. These are the only reels that are available for duplication.
  2. Fill out the downloadable order form, following the citation examples that we have provided.
  3. Submit the form by email (cah.photocopy@austin.utexas.edu) or by mail. Fax number available by request. A representative from the duplication department will contact you about payment, if your order will total more than $50, or to let you know that the order has shipped, along with an invoice for the copies. Processing could take up to six weeks due to staffing constraints.

Questions regarding our microfilm duplication services?

Please contact the Photocopy Technician at cah.photocopy@austin.utexas.edu or (512) 495-4555.


 

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