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Now launching: New Digital Library features and services

2012-09-05 14:39

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is excited to unveil several new Digital Library features and services. Looking for an interesting illustration for your next book or an eye-catching image to display in your home? Now digital images, archival prints, and permission to reproduce, publish, exhibit, and distribute these materials are available directly through HSP’s Digital Library, a growing online repository of over 50,000 images. Just register a Digital Library account to create image galleries, communicate with our Rights and Reproductions staff, and purchase digital images and archival prints. Here’s a quick overview of some of the highlights:

New Rights and Reproductions Services

In addition to digital images, patrons can now purchase high-quality archival prints of HSP's collection materials.  From the David J. Kennedy watercolors to the WPA Posters collection, HSP’s diverse graphical materials are all available as stunning, high-quality prints perfect for exhibitions, gifts, and personal display.  Print sizes range from 8 x 10 to 24 x 36 inches and are produced on both matte and glossy paper using the Epson Stylus Pro 7900. 

High-quality archival prints are now produced in-house using the Epson 7900

An archival-quality reproduction is printed on the Epson 7900.

Still need a digital copy? In addition to our standard 300dpi TIFFs, structured pricing is available for higher-resolution digital files up to 2400dpi.  And educators, take note: for classroom use, all images in the Digital Library are now available for purchase as web-quality JPEGs for just $2 per image.  Click here for a summary of all reproductions pricing and services.

Create a Digital Library Account

Patrons can now purchase and license digital images and archival prints directly through HSP's Digital Library by registering a free online account.   With an account, you can create image galleries, message HSP's Rights and Reproductions staff, and purchase image reproductions and usage rights.  For more information about creating an account, messaging, and other features, visit our FAQ.

Messaging Tools

When you’d like to purchase a digital image or archival print, HSP’s Digital Library the central hub for rights and reproductions communication and services.  Just click the "Purchase" link above an image to add it to your gallery, then select the format and usage rights you wish to purchase.  Simply submit your order using the “Purchase or Inquire about Items” link.  HSP’s staff will review your order and send an invoice directly to your Digital Library account.  Order payment and image delivery is also handled through your account.  For more information about messaging and other features, visit our FAQ.

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Own a piece of history: Over 50,000 images available for purchase.

We encourage you to visit the Digital Library to explore these features and other new tools and services. For more information about creating an account, using your gallery, and purchasing digital and print reproductions, check out our series of short video tutorials.  Have additional questions? Create a Digital Library account and send us a message.  We look forward to hearing from you and fulfilling your reproductions needs!  

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