[BCAB] Consulting Archives, Costs Involved Gerard Sadlier 15 Nov 2012 08:00 GMT
Re: [BCAB] Consulting Archives, Costs Involved Yusuf 15 Nov 2012 09:24 GMT

[BCAB] Consulting Archives, Costs Involved Gerard Sadlier 15 Nov 2012 08:00 GMT

Hi all

I know I discussed how best to consult an archive previously on this list.

I think some people on the list had experience of doing this?

I have identified about 150 pages of material that I would be very
interested in obtaining.

The material is on microfilm and having discussed the matter with the
archivist, I understand that it is not of a sufficient quality to
allow for ocr.

It costs €1 per page to get photo-copies.

The archivist is offering a reduced rate, which will just cover labour
costs he says.

However, it will still cost me €75 to get this material. I do not
think I, or any member of the general public,  would be allowed make
copies myself.

As I will not be able to get external funding for this purpose, this
is a lot of money!

Any suggestions?

Ger