Digital Development Center

Services

The Digital Development Center offers a wide array of reproduction and digital preservation services including:
Order a Copy
You can order print or digital copies of the resources in the USEK Library collection.



Fees

Initial Processing fee (minimal charge):
1. Articles and Book Chapters: USD 10.00
2. Manuscripts: USD 20.00
3. Microfilm/Microfiche: USD 25.00

Individual
Format Type Price/image
  1-99 Images Amount in L.L. /Image
Digital Images JPEG Low 1,500
PDF Copies B/W 1,500
Photocopied Prints A4 B/W 250
  A4 Colored 500
  A3 B/W 500
  A3 Colored 1,000


Institutional
Format Type Price/image
Digital Images JPEG Low 4,500
PDF Copies B/W 4,500
Photocopied Prints A4 B/W 4,500
  A4 Colored 9,000
  A3 B/W 9,000
  A3 Colored 18,000


Commercial: Tiff - High Resolution *
Establishment Type Price/image
University presses and non-profit publishers 1-100 Images 30,000
Commercial publishers 1-100 Images 112,500
Other non-editorial commercially financed users and for-profit business advertising 1-100 Images 112,500
Commercial television or video 1-100 Images 300,000
Non-profit television or video 1-100 Images 75,000
Internet or website use 1-100 Images 300,000

*If the request is for more than 100 images, please contact the Center.

Payment Methods

Please note, advance payment of fees is required for all orders.
We accept cash, checks drawn on a Lebanese bank, MasterCard, or Visa.
All reproductions are prepared to order and cannot be returned for credit.

Policy

1. Users must respect copyright and other legal rights held by other parties that may affect the use of materials in the collections;
2. Copies that are made principally for commercial purposes may be subject to separate agreement between the user and the USEK Library holding the materials of interest;
3. Permission to reproduce does not constitute permission to publish;
4. Reproductions are intended for personal, academic or scholarly use. Patrons are responsible for all copyright and permission matters;
5. Some materials may not be available for duplication due to condition. We reserve the right to limit duplication of fragile material;
6. Normal processing time for duplication orders is 5 to 10 working days. The Digital Development Center requests that orders are placed a minimum of 10 days in advance whenever possible;
Arrangements must be made for payment of all fees before orders will be processed.
Digitize your collection
We offer a service to digitize your valuable and rare materials for ease of access and preservation in high-quality digital files.

Format Capabilities

We digitize material in various formats and sizes:
  • Newspapers and serials
  • Oversized books
  • Photographs, slides, negatives, illustrations…
  • Artworks
  • Bound books
  • Posters, maps, charts…
  • Manuscripts
  • Blueprints, technical drawings
  • Archives

Digital Conversion

  • Direct conversion from originals
  • Creation of TIFF master files
  • Creation of derivatives (JPEG, PDF…)
  • Technical metadata creation
  • Digitization from microforms

Quality Assurance

We check and recheck the quality, legibility and accuracy of the files, which can be created to most specifications for resolution, processing, organization, file naming, file format, and delivery media.

For further information and consultation, do not hesitate to contact us
Request a consultation
Our Digital Development Center is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and software to provide good quality digital files to meet your long-term storage needs.

After building a solid good reputation through our services to libraries, information centers, and museums, our acquired knowledge and expertise qualifies us to give you advice on project design and management. We can match your materials to the right equipment and process to optimize quality and work within your budget.

To draft your project for the best results, contact us.
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