Information Services

Digital Imaging and Scanning Services

The CRC can provide high quality photographs and photocopy-quality scans of collections material for your needs.

Person using overhead camera

The CRC arranges scanning and photography of its collections primarily through the Digital Library’s Digital Imaging Unit and occasionally with external vendors.  

Learn More about the Digital Imaging Unit's Services

  • Scanning 

  • Photography 

  • Video, Graphic Design & Digital Restoration 

  • 3D Scanning 

  • Special Projects 

  • Consultations 

  • Existing Digital Materials 

Click here to visit the Digital Imaging Unit page

Find Existing Digital Material

Many images can be downloaded from the Image Collections site as a jpeg for free using the export button at the top right of the page. Images which are covered by a CC-BY license can be downloaded as high quality jpeg files. Other images can be downloaded in lower resolution. 

If you require a high quality TIFF file for publication, please email is-crc@ed.ac.uk for a quote. 

Click here to visit the Find Digitised Materials page

New Photography or Scanning 

The price list below gives an indication of costs, however please contact is-crc@ed.ac.uk for an accurate quotation. 

 

CRC staff reserve the right to refuse the copying of an item due to any of the following: 

  • the fragile condition of the item 

  • content is restricted by the Data Protection Act 

  • content is restricted by Copyright law 

 

Payment is taken in advance for all orders and CRC staff will advise of payment options. After payment is received, images are delivered electronically within 20 working days. 

Payment can be made by cash (in person) or credit/debit card (in person or using the University secure online payment system). 

Image Licensing 

The CRC is currently moving to an 'Open by Default' policy, applying CC-BY licenses to many of our digital images of collection items. For more information about licensing, please see the Image Licensing webpage.

Click here to visit the Image Licensing page 

Electronic Image Delivery 

Images are delivered electronically by Sharefile. Secure File Transfer and Virtual Data Room services are provided by ShareFile. 

Click here to visit Virtual Data Room 

Click here to visit ShareFile 

Alternatively, we can provide the images on a CD and post this or have it available for collection. Please note, there is a small charge for this, as specified on the Price List. 

 

 

Centre for Research Collections

Contact details

Address

Street

Main University Library
George Square

City
Edinburgh
Post Code
EH8 9LJ