Help the JCB Digitize its Collection

Starting in June 2015, the Library began moving toward an open-access model that allows any interested scholar or member of the general public to download, free of charge, for personal use, any item from our digitized collection. We follow the leading cultural institutions of our day in making our materials widely available to the greatest possible audience. 

In order to assist us in making our collection more widely available, we are instituting a process by which anyone can donate to our ongoing digitization program. Donors can choose to "sponsor" a particular text or object from our collection, and the total donation will be roughly based upon the size of each volume (i.e. the number of pages). Please send an e-mail to jcb-digitization indicating the object you wish to have digitized, and we will contact you with instructions as to how to proceed and the final estimate for the associated donation. If you would like to be recognized as a digitization "sponsor" by including a digital bookplate along with the digitized surrogate, please write to jcb-exlibris and we will contact you with further details.

How much does it cost to digitize an item from our collection?

Digitization costs vary according to the length and complexity of the object being scanned. Under normal circumstances, the costs are as follows:

For a volume between 1-50 pages, the digitization cost is: $50

For a volume between 51-150 pages, the digitization cost is: $100.

For a volume between 151-300 pages, the digitization cost is $150.

For a volume between 301-450 pages, the digitization cost is $200.

For a volume 450 pages or over, the digitization cost is $250.

** All items digitized will be made available and accessible free of charge through our JCB open-access policy; for that reason, all donations to our digitization program are tax-deductible to the extent that the law allows. **