Library & Archives

Copy Fee Schedule

To request reproductions produced by Rock Hall staff, you will need to complete and submit a Copy Request Form. Payment can be made by check (to "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc.") or credit card. If you are interested in using one of the Library & Archives handheld devices to take photographs of collection materials, see the Camera Use FAQ and AgreementContact the Library & Archives prior to completing any paperwork to ensure your reproduction request can be fulfilled!

User-Created Images via Camera Use Policy
All images created by the user via the Camera Use Policy will be low resolution, watermarked and provided as a single PDF file.

$5 per day regardless of number of images
Limit - 150 images

Maximum Reproduction Order per Day

Scans - 25
Audio/video files - 5
Photocopies - 50

Please note, the availability and cost of all reproduction depends upon the condition of the original item. The prices quoted below are for materials without condition issues that hinder reproduction and require conservation work to be completed first.

Photocopies
All photocopies are reproduced in-house on blue paper with a watermark.

8 1/2" x 11" - $0.25
8 1/2" x 14" - $0.40
11" x 14" - TBD

Photographic Reproduction
Outsourced; an estimate of fees will be provided to researcher for approval prior to completion.

Image or Document File
Digital imaging up to 12" x 16" in size is done in-house. Access quality is a watermarked 150 DPI jpeg or optimized PDF. Materials over 12" x 16" in size can be photographed to create access quality copies. When the Application for Permission to Publish is approved, non-watermarked 300 DPI jpegs can be made available. Higher resolution digitization of items over 12" x 16" is outsourced; therefore, associated costs and time for this work varies.

Digitization (up to 12" x 16") - $1.00 per page (access quality)
  - $2.50 per page (high quality)
Digital Photography (above 12" x 16") - $0.50 per object (access quality)
  - TBD (high quality)
Born digital or pre-digitized file - $0.75 per file


We generally share digital files with patrons via Dropbox. The files are available on Dropbox for 30 days. You will be charged in full for any files requested after the 30-day window has closed. This includes watermarked images created via the Camera Use Agreement.


Audio File
Access quality is a 192 kbps mp3 file. When the Application for Permission to Publish is approved, higher quality audio can be made available: 44.1 kHz 16-bit 2-channel WAV file. Only the following formats can be digitized in-house: audiocassettes, vinyl records, ¼-inch reel tape. If outsourcing is required, an estimate of fees will be provided to researcher for approval prior to completion.

Digitization - $30.00 each, up to 1 hour of content (access quality)
  - $10.00 each, up to 10 minutes of content (high quality)*
Born digital or pre-digitized file - $10.00 per file


Video File
Access quality is a watermarked H264 mp4 file. When the Application for Permission to Publish is approved, higher quality, non-watermarked footage can be made available: Apple Pro Res 422 MOV file. Only the following formats can be digitized in-house: VHS, Beta, ¾-inch Umatic. If outsourcing is required, an estimate of fees will be provided to researcher for approval prior to completion.

Digitization - $50.00 each, up to 1 hour of content (access quality)
  - $20.00 each, up to 10 minutes of content (high quality)*
Born digital or pre-digitized file - $15.00 per file


Storage Media - The size of most of these digital files will require saving to either an external hard drive (provided by the user), or a CD or DVD can be purchased. If the file sizes are small enough, they will be emailed to the user upon receipt of payment.

CD - $0.35
DVD - $0.60

Shipping - If reproductions cannot be made during a visit to the Library and Archives, they will be mailed at the cost of the user.

USPS - $5.00
Expedited - $18.00

*Additional fees apply. See the Application for Permission to Publish for additional information.

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