Research Services

SCHS strongly encourages the use of research and collections resources for research purposes. We offer the following services:

1. Research
2. Photocopying of materials
3. Image Reproductions

If you are unable to conduct research at Brookside personally, research can be done for you.

Simple requests (those which rely on SCHS resources and can take under 30 minutes) can be done for free by museum researchers. Contact us at research@brooksidemuseum.org with your question.

Complex requests (that that may require using resources from other repositories and that may take more than 30 minutes) can be completed on your behalf by experienced researchers for a fee of $20 for the first hour; $15 for every hour thereafter plus photocopy and shipping fees. Get your research started by placing your deposit via PayPal (below)!

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Brookside’s staff and volunteers are happy to provide patrons with photocopies for a nominal fee (25 cents per page), provided the copies are to be used for private study, scholarship, or research and do not infringe on copyright laws.

The Director is responsible for determining which materials or records under his/her control can be made available for use and/or photocopied/ reproduced. Because of the physical condition of certain materials, access cannot be assumed nor can photocopies be made of all holdings.

If visiting our library in person, please request photocopies from staff.
Photocopies of holdings can be ordered by mail. Prepayment is required. Copies are 25 cents per page, plus the patron will be charged for shipping/handling.

IMAGE REPRODUCTIONS

Brookside Museum, home of the Saratoga County Historical Society, happily shares its collections with the public by offering reproductions services. All requests for reproductions must be submitted in writing.

The Saratoga County Historical Society reserves the right to refuse permission if it feels fulfillment of that request would be in violation of copyright law or other law. It also reserves the right to refuse permission and to impose such conditions, as it may deem advisable in its sole and absolute discretion to be in the best interests of the Saratoga County Historical Society

The Director is responsible for determining which materials under his/her control can be made available for use and/or reproduction. Because of the physical conditions of certain materials, access cannot be assumed nor can reproductions be made of all holdings.

In order to process image reproduction requests, the following conditions must be met:
1. Prepayment is required for orders to be processed.
2. An Image Reproduction Order Form must accompany request.
3. A Permissions Form, indicating your acceptance of the Conditions for Reproduction, must accompany request.

Prices per reproduction depend on the collection item and the type of reproduction requested. Photographic reproductions are subject to sales tax. Reproductions that are shipped by snail mail will be charged shipping/ handling. Please allow 5 business days for orders to be processed. Large orders may take longer.

FEES (Member Rate/Non-member Rate)

Digitized image via email ($10 per image/$12 per image)
Non-Digitized image via e-mail ($20/$22)
Digitized  image via CD-ROM ($15/$17)
Non-Digitized image via CD-ROM ($25/$27)

Audio Reproductions

Will quote. Please call. (Reproduction on CD-ROM.)

Image Reproduction for Publication

SCHS’s collections may be reproduced in a variety of publication formats. SCHS must be credited for use of images. Regardless of intended use, all reproduction orders must be accompanied by a signed Permissions Form.

The Director is responsible for determining which materials under his/her control can be made available for use and/or reproduction.

Because of the physical conditions of certain materials, access cannot be assumed nor can reproductions be made of all holdings.

FEES (Commercial/Non-profit) *All fees are waived for students working on their Masters or PhD thesis.

Printed Materials ($75/$35)
Films, Broadcast, or Video ($75/$35)
Exhibition and Display ($75/$35)
Web ($75/$35)

Credit
Same page credit line “Collection of Brookside Museum, Saratoga County Historical Society” must accompany each image in printed material. For exhibition and display, the label must carry the above credit line. For film and the Internet, Brookside Museum, Saratoga County Historical Society must be acknowledged. Additional donor’s credit or photographer’s credit may be required.

Archival Print Reproduction

Professional archival print reproduction of images from Brookside’s collection must be approved by Brookside staff. The photographer handling the historic photograph reproduction must also be approved by Brookside staff. We recommend using Michael L. Noonan, professional photographer. The following prices reflect the costs for Michael L. Noonan:

Size
(Black & White/Sepia)
4 x 5 ($14/$20)
5 x 7 ($28/$38)
8 x 10 ($50/$75)
11 x 14 ($100/$150)
16 x 20 ($200/$300)

In order to reproduce a historic photograph, a copy negative must be created. Although some of the images in our collection have a negative, chances are, the one you are requesting does not.  Additional charges apply when a copy negative needs to be created. These charges range from $25 to $60 depending on the type and condition of the photograph. We will happily provide you with a free quote. The copy negative remains the property of Brookside Museum.
All prices are subject to photographer approval and depend upon the condition, quality, and type of original photograph.

The usual time to process a photographic order is four to six weeks.

Notice Concerning Copyright Restrictions

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 reserve the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would invoice violation of copyright law.


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