[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

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

A very quick reply because I'm off to an archive. Do you have a research
assistant? If so, it might be cheaper to have that person read the
material on to CD/memory stick etc.
Yusuf

On 15/11/2012 08:00, Gerard Sadlier wrote:
> 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
>