The Presbyterian Historical Society provides a wide range of digitization services for PC(USA) congregations, mid councils, and researchers. The copyright law of the United States (U.S. Code, Title 17) governs the making of reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified by the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a reproduction: see Fair use (17 U.S. Code § 107) and Reproduction by libraries and archives (17 U.S. Code § 108). One of the specified conditions of these exemptions is that the reproduction not be used for any purpose other than "criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research." The fee for reproductions does not imply an authorization to publish or reproduce them. For more information about copyright status and permission, see Copyright and Permissions.
The society reserves the right to determine the reproduction medium and equipment used, contingent upon the condition, size, and quantity of materials requested. The society reserves the right to refuse an order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would damage the item or involve violation of copyright law.
The society is continually adding digital content to its digital repository, Pearl. Currently, digital content cannot be downloaded. To inquire about purchasing a copy of an image, document, audio, or video file you found on Pearl, or to request digitization of content that is not yet available, please call (215) 627-1852 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
1. Call number or identifier
2. Title or description
4. Link to Pearl record, if relevant
Turn-around time and fees vary by type and size of project.
$15 set-up fee
$5 per image
Digitization (complete folders/volumes only):
$15 set-up fee
$0.75 per image
PC(USA) Digitization (church and mid councils):
$0.50 per image
PHS Church Members (Requires Partner Level membership):
$0.40 per image
$0.15 per image