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Digitization Services

Find options and pricing for custom digitization of historic materials


Digital Services offers custom digitization of our materials for personal, non-profit and commercial use, including photographs, slides, manuscripts, maps and much more!

We also offer digitization services to individuals with an institutional affiliation for specialized scanning needs. Our large format scanner can digitize materials up to 60" by 48”, with the ability to handle even larger materials via additional photo editing services. Our book scanner allows for digitization of fragile bound materials without the wear and tear of a flatbed scan.

Custom pricing is as follows:

Digitization Services Cost per unit
Flat and bound materials, up to 8 x 8 
Includes photographs, postcards, slides, negatives, transparencies, manuscripts, printed materials
$25.00 setup + $1.00/scan
Flat and bound materials, 8 x 10 up to 11 x 17 
Includes photographs, manuscripts, printed materials
$25.00 setup + $2.00/scan
Flat and bound oversized materials 
Includes color and black/white materials larger than 11 x 17 and smaller than 30 x 20
$25.00 setup + $5.00/scan
Flat and bound oversized materials 
Includes color and black/white materials larger than 30 x 20
$25.00 setup + $10.00/scan

Scanning specifications:

  • All materials are scanned in 24-bit color at 100% of their original size and saved as uncompressed TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) files
  • Materials are scanned at 600 dpi
  • Smaller materials like slides and negatives can be scanned at higher resolutions (1200 dpi or higher) in relation to the dimensions of the original material.
  • Any extensive photo editing that deviates from our normal specifications can be completed at a rate of $75 per hour.

Rush fees: Our standard delivery time for custom digitization orders is 30 business days. To discuss rush fees related to your project, please contact us directly. 

To place an order for custom digitization, please complete the Order Form and Use Agreement (PDF). To work with Digital Services staff for permissions, please visit Rights and Reproductions

Questions? Contact images@ohiohistory.org or call 614.297.2530 for more information!