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Charges for Photographic Work

Valid as of 1 September 2007

The fees are charged on the basis of Art. 12 paragraphs 2 and 3 of the Allgemeine Benuetzungsordnung der Bayerischen Staatlichen Bibliotheken (General Regulations for the Use of the Bavarian State Libraries - ABOB) of 18 August 1993 (GVBl [Law and Ordinance Gazette] p. 635). The fee regulations concern copies which are ordered from the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.

For the publication (reproduction, reprint, etc.) of image reproductions from manuscripts and special collections further  fees may be charged. Such copies are subject to special regulations (see Art. 25 ABOB).
 
Composition of Fees:
The invoiced charges are made up of the following individual fees:
A. Prices for Digital Copies and other Types of Reproductions
  • The listed prices are charged for each individual page of the copied original.
    (In the case that, due to the format or condition of the original, it is expedient to prepare double-page copies, such a double page is invoiced as a single page by way of exception.)
     
  • A basic fee of 6.00 EUR is charged per order. Provision fees and shipping fees are added.
    Hence the minimum cost for a domestic order of a digital copy is EUR 14,00.
     
  • An order is defined as the request of e. g. one article, one book or parts of one book. The request of several pages from different volumes in one form/letter is treated as several orders. Analogously, the order of different products (e. g. colour and black-and-white digital copies of one original) can only be processed as several orders.
     
  • For technical and conservational reasons it is not always possible to deliver all products on offer. In the case that digital copies of manuscripts or special collections are made of the original, generally only digital colour copies can be ordered. We will inform you accordingly in the case that the requested product is not available.
     
  • In the event that a desired product is not offered, we recommend to order a digital copy. You can place your order with the  Media Resources Center of the company Induprint in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, or with any copy shop of your choice. In case of doubt please contact the respective speciality department of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.
     
  • Please note that the quality of the digital copies may vary in dependency of the quality of the original. The products are delivered as mere copies without any further processing. However, further processing is possible, in particular if delivery is made in the form of a reproducible digital colour copy. ICC colour profiles are stored together with the digital copy. If you wish to have your copy further processed, you can contact the  Media Resources Center of the company InduPrint in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek or any copy shop of your choice.
  • In the case of special requests, complex work or difficulties arising from the object to be copied (e. g. enlargements of image details, heterogeneous modern papers or originals which can only be processed with the aid of a restorer), the fee payable consists of the regular price of the product plus a fee depending on the time needed to complete the order. The hourly rate is 50.00 EUR. In such a case you will be informed accordingly before any work is taken up.
     
  • The digital copies are prepared by scanning at standard-quality settings. In the case that facsimile quality is required, individual standards and prices have to be agreed upon beforehand.
Express Delivery Surcharge
The minimum fee per express order is EUR 30. The prices listed under section A are doubled. For processing reasons there are some types of orders which cannot be treated as express orders, i. e. be completed within a guaranteed processing time of a maximum of three working days.

Provision Fees and Shipping Fees
Provision fees and shipping fees are charged in addition to the prices for the digital copies and other types of reproductions.
 
Statement of the Purpose of Use
If reproductions of manuscripts, music manuscripts, printed music, maps, images or photographs are ordered, the purpose of use must always be stated.
The same is valid for all orders of reproducible images.

Advice concerning the Use of Reproductions
The reproductions may only serve the purchaser's own private or scholarly use. Any other use (e. g. for commercial purposes) is subject to an extra agreement. Reproductions may not be forwarded to third persons without the prior approval of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.
Please note that the purchaser is responsible for the protection of third-party rights (e. g. personal rights, copyrights) when using the reproductions.
In information about the document the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich and the shelf mark of the work in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek have to be mentioned without exception. The prior written approval of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek is necessary for any reproduction of image reproductions from manuscripts and special collections in a publication. The  fees possibly charged in this context are subject to special regulations (see Art. 25 ABOB).

The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek reserves the right to offer the images produced upon corresponding requests by users on the Internet at a reduced quality, in particular works digitised in their entirety. These sites can be linked up free of charge with a persistent URL.
A. Prices for Digital Copies and other Types of Reproductions
Basic fee: 6.00 Euro (Express Delivery 30,00 Euro)
 
1. Electronic copies
1.1. Originals up to DIN A3 Format

The quality of the digital copies may vary in dependency on the copied original. The products are delivered as mere copies without any further processing.
 
In the case of collections held by the Manuscript Department (including the reserve), rare items from the music collection or from the oriental collection, digital copies for customers are only prepared in black and white or grey scales provided that a microfilm is already available. If copies are made from the original, such copies are without exception colour copies and are also invoiced as such.

The quantity discount of 10% for customer digital copies is granted from 20 copies and is applicable to all types of copies.
 
Standard-quality digital copy (150 dpi, JPEG)
Remark
Reproducible digital copy (at least 300 dpi, TIFF)
Black and white
0,40 Euro
 
It is up to the discretion of the library wether black-and white or grey-scale copies are delivered
2,00 Euro
Grey scale
0,40 Euro
It is up to the discretion of the library wether black-and white or grey-scale copies are delivered
4,00 Euro
Colour
1,50 Euro
6,00 Euro  *
 
*  Reproducible digital colour copies are delivered with ICC colour profiles, which have to be consulted for a printout with accurate colours.
Digital colour copies are also prepared of slides or Ektachromes.

1.2 Originals larger than DIN A 3 Format (42 x 29,5 cm)
per page of the original  12,00 Euro


2. Paper copies
For some types of originals we currently cannot offer a paper printout or printout on reproducible special paper. Please note that to have paper printouts produced from a (reproducible) digital copy you can contact the  Media Resources Center of the company Induprint in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek or any copy shop of your choice.

2.1. Originals up to DIN A 3 Format
 
normal paper *
Reproducible special paper **
 
DIN A 4
DIN A 3
DIN A 4
DIN A 3
Black and white
or Grey scale ***
0,50 Euro
0,70 Euro
 
 
Grey scale
0,50 Euro
0,70 Euro
8,00 Euro
13,00 Euro
Colour
2,50 Euro
4,00 Euro
21,00 Euro
31,00 Euro
 
*  The paper printouts of digital black and white or grey scale copies are generally of a quality of at least 150 dpi, those of digital colour copies are of a quality of at least 300 dpi.
**  This fee does not encompass the checking of the quality of the colour printout and the balancing of colours in comparison to the original. Such works are carried out after consultion with the customer and are charged at an hourly rate. However, the ICC colour profiles are stored along with the digital copies (see section 1.1), which need to be ordered independently if required.
***   In the case that holdings of the Manuscript Department (incl. the reserve), rare music items and rare items from the oriental collection are copied, insofar as no microfilm is available, the price per black-and-white print is 1.50 EUR.

2.2 Formats larger than DIN A 3
upon request

3. Microfilm, positive
Black and white     0,50 Euro

Depending on the original, a black-and-white or halftone copy is delivered. Microfilms are only produced of the entire original, not of parts thereof, and only on condition that master films are already available. The maximum price for the film duplicate of a reel is 125.00 EUR.

4. Special Requests
Images of details
(e.g. initial, book clasp)
20,00 Euro
Images of exteriors
(book edge, book spine, oblique perspective)
30,00 Euro
For other special request, e.g. a different resolution or a special format, the hourly rate is charged on top of the product price, the minimum fee for one image being Euro 30,00.
B. Provision Fees and Shipping Fees
The provision fees and shipping fees are charged in addition to the production costs. If several orders can be shipped under the same cover, only one shipping flat rate is invoiced.

1. Provision
 
USB stick per item *
5,00 Euro
DVD per item
7,00 Euro
Internet-Download (provision, administration) **
(per 500 MB) 10,00 Euro
 
* In case you select delivery on USB stick/ DVD, you will receive a USB stick up to a data volume of 1 GB. In case the data volume is larger, delivery will be made on DVD.
** Download upon notification by E-Mail / telephone informing of the URL


2. Delivery per Mail
 
Within Germany
3,00 Euro
To other countries
5,00 Euro
 
   Air mail
 
up to 500 g (100 pages)
10,00 Euro
up to 1000 g (200 pages)
20,00 Euro
up to 2000 g (400 pages)
30,00 Euro
from 2000 g (200 pages)
Mail price