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Audio and visual

These prices are for copying from State Library collection items in accordance with copyright conditions.

Format

Price

Audio CD (CD to MP3)

$39

Audio Cassette tapes (60-minute cassette to MP3)

$80

Other audio formats to MP3

POA

Digital File (BWF) to MP3 first hour

$29

Digital File (BWF) to MP3 (per subsequent hour)

$7

DVD copies of film and video Betacam SP to DVD

$71

DVD copies of film and video DVD to DVD

$39

Note: The State Library does not provide a service to copy these formats from commercial or privately owned audiovisual material.

Turnaround time: 10 working days from receipt of payment, plus postage time if required.

Digital images

All images are scanned to the following standards:

  • 300 dpi
  • Actual size or 3000 x 2000 pixels
  • Size of file: 6MB Grey scale or 18MB Colour
  • Colour profile: CMYK or RGB
  • File formats: TIFF or JPG

CD-ROM

Digital download

$28

$22

$16 per additional image

$16 per additional image

Turn-around time: five working days from receipt of payment, plus postage time if required.

Photographic prints

Photo quality prints

We use Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl

Note: Colour is only available if the original photograph is in colour. Prints normally have a small white border.

Tone

Paper size

Image size

Price

B&W

 

A4 - 29 x 21 cm

 

anything up to paper edges if required

 

$18

 

 

 

A3 - 42 x 29 cm

 

anything up to paper edges if required

 

$21

 

 

 

A2 - 59 x 42 cm

 

anything up to paper edges if required

 

$30

 

Colour

 

A4 - 29 x 21 cm

 

anything up to paper edges if required

 

$22

 

 

 

A3 - 42 x 29 cm

 

anything up to paper edges if required

 

$25

 

 

 

A2 - 59 x 42 cm

 

anything up to paper edges if required

 

$40

 

Sepia

 

created using colour process on B and W image.

 

anything up to paper edges if required

 

Colour rates

 

The image size can be as large as paper size, or to a smaller specification, as long as the original ratio of length to breadth is maintained. Non-standard shapes (round, square etc.) will be printed in the original shape.

A2 size prints require a high-resolution image file of minimum 18mb for a good quality reproduction.

Prints on plain paper

The high-resolution images can also be printed to plain paper as a less expensive option. A2 size is available but the image loses definition and is not recommended. Allow five working days from receipt of payment.

Size

B&W

Colour

A4

$6.00

$8.00

A3

$7.00

$9.00

A2

$11.00

$13.00

Turn-around time: five working days from receipt of payment. Allow time for postage if required.

Microfiche and Microfilm prints

  • Standard - print from microform as it comes on a public printer
  • Good quality image - digital print from microform with minor tidying of defects
  • Enhanced image - print from microform.

Staff print for you

Size

Standard image

Enhanced image

A4

$2.50

$18

A3

$3.80

$19

A2

n/a

$22

Digital images

CD-ROM

Digital download

$23

$17

$11 per additional image

$11 per additional image

Note: the quality of the print is dependent on the quality of the original microfilm.

Turnaround time: five working days from receipt of payment, plus postage time if required.

DIY print

There are digital microfilm/microfiche readers in the Family History area. These units are connected to our printing system and customers are able to print both A4 and A3 sizes. Most newspapers are on microfilm.

Size

Price

A4

20c

A3

30c

Newspaper front pages

You will need to fill in the Request a quote for a copy form to initiate an order and receive a price confirmation for a copy from our collection.

What's available

  • The Advertiser - 23 March 1889 to the present (usually up to 1 month ago)
  • The Sunday Mail - 4 May 1912 to the present (usually up to 1 month ago)
  • The News - 24 July 1923 - 27 Mar. 1992

A range of other newspapers are also available, South Australian and interstate, as well as a small number of overseas titles. These can be identified in the State Library catalogue. Staff will discuss copying options.

(Although A4 size can be provided, when a full page is reduced to this size, some text may be too small to read)

Problem dates

Until 5 November 1972, the Sunday paper in South Australia was printed with Saturday's date. This means that if your anniversary fell on a Sunday before this time, there will be no newspaper with the required date and you will need to pick a Saturday or the following Monday newspaper.

Check what day of the week is involved - if you don't know, you can check a perpetual calendar.

Products and prices

Size

*Basic service

Laminated

**Value added service

Laminated

A4

$5.50

$8.50

$18

$21

A3

$6.50

$10.50

$19

$23

A2

$10

$15

$22

$27

Postage and handling

  • A4 copies can be posted in a reinforced flat pack @$7.50 for up to 15 sheets
  • A3/A2 copies will be posted in a tube @ $10 for up to 15 sheets

Product details

The copy is produced on standard copy paper. Please note - the Copy quality will always depend on the quality of the original microfilm or newspaper.

  • Standard service - as produced by the reader-printer or scanner, with no attempt to improve the image.
  • Lamination - the copy will be given a protective plasticised cover.

What if the original newspaper is only available in hard copy?

Where there is no microfilm of the newspaper, the original hard copy must be retrieved from storage. Some originals are held offsite and are only retrieved on Monday and Thursday mornings and must be requested through the State Library catalogue before 9am on those days.

Maps, plans and large formats

For most large format items the library can supply print or digital copies. Prices are cost-recovery, based on the size of the original and the time it takes to scan and print, the resolution required and the kind of paper used for the print.

A rough guide to the kinds of cost involved for a standard scan of 300 DPI at the standard turnaround time of 5 days is shown below:

Size

Minimum scan price

Print price

Delivery price

A0

$55 +

$139 - $198

$10.00 burnt to DVD Rom for first file, $5.00 each additional file + postage if applicable

A1

$46 +

$80 - $108

$10.00 burnt to DVD Rom for first file, $5.00 each additional file + postage if applicable

A2

$39 +

$50 - $69

$10.00 burnt to DVD Rom for first file, $5.00 each additional file + postage if applicable

Print prices depend on paper selected - Canvas paper (most expensive), Photo Rag paper, Photo Pearl paper (least expensive).

Digital versions can be burned to a DVD Rom and either picked up from the Information Desk or posted. Postage to send a disc is $7.50

Or, the print may be picked up from the Information Desk or mailed to you rolled in a tube. Postage for mailing the print in Australia is $10.00

For any other specifications, time frames, delivery arrangements - Price on Application. Provision of any service outside the standard is dependent on there being staff available to meet the requirements specified.

Microform products

The library produces microform copies of items from library collections. In particular, South Australian newspapers and some significant archival material. Film and fiche are available.

35mm

B&W microfilm positive

$96 per reel

35mm

B&W microfilm duplicate negative

$93 per reel

Turnaround time: five working days from receipt of payment, plus postage time if required.