Want to digitize a book

or a 1000 postcards?

 

  • Engaged in digitizing works in your collection?

  • Has a patron asked to "use" a particular photograph from your holdings?

  • A donor wants to give boxes of manuscripts to your archive, but you are not sure what the legal status of the works are...

 

We have worked with museums, libraries, and archives to design a version of the Durationator that is right for you.  

 

Have a specific project and want a price quote? We are happy to work with museums, libraries, and archives on digitizing and special projects. We work on projects big and small.

 

Have lots of uses, and want an annual subscription? We can do that too.

 

We specialize in

  • Digitizing foreign and domestic works in the U.S.

  • Copyright status at both the collection and item level for archival collections.

  • Questions about individual items from and for donors, patrons, faculty, and students

 

Options:  

 

 

 

 

Photograph of "The Scream" and a junior scream at MOMA, one of our Strategic Research Partners.  In the United States, this photograph is under copyright, while the painting in the background is not, because the work was published before 1923.  In most countries of the world, this work is also now out of copyright, since Munch died in 1944.  Our system can assist in determining the status in the United States and around the world of both the masterpiece and the derivative work with the junior scream.  How to figure out the status of a work can run from very easy to super complicated.  The Durationator Copyright System is built to handle all queries.

For universities, librarians, archivists, and museums

 
Are you a library, museum, and archive?
Would you like to try a set of free sample searches?  

Feb 1, 2017-June 30, 2017

Pre-Release Durationator  MembersHIPs

Joining our spring 2017 test gets you four months of free access to the Durationator system with guided assistance for determining copyright status and locks in a reduced annual rate of $5000 —a $14000+ value!

(Records + Digitizing below)

Specialized Library, Museum, and Archive Annual Packages

These packages are designed for the specialized concerns of the library, archive, and museum community, such as digitizing, patron and faculty requests for materials, and evaluating the copyright status of classroom materials. Put together your own combination of packages to meet the needs of your institution. The Enterprise package is for institutions that want to do everything, including working directly in the Durationator system.

Shareable Data 

Pricing for these packages reflects the idea of shareable data. All reports and searches performed under these plans become data for a future "rights registry," which will give free public access to previous searches (and which may include a reference to the institution that performed the original search). If your search data must remain proprietary, try one of our general products.  

Records

$5000

  • Access to U.S. Copyright Office Registration and Renewal Records

  • No access to the Durationator

Digitizing

$7000

  • Unlimited Projects

  • 1 submitted at a time for processing

  • Access to Durationator Copyright Portal

  • Access to U.S. Copyright Office Registration and Renewal Records

Digitizing projects:

  • Team Durationator discussion

  • Template provided

  • You fill in the template with data required.

  • We run the searches.

  • Spreadsheet of results

  • We also provide an overview in the form of a memo. 

  • Additional charge for Reports on individual items.

  • Includes Library Exemption (Section 108(h)

  • Includes foreign restoration

  • Includes options for copyright labels (Durationator, HathiTrust, DPLA, Library of Congress, or custom)

Reports

$7000

  • Unlimited Reports (including profiles)

  • U.S. Jurisdiction Only

  • 1 submitted at a time for processing

  • Access to Durationator Copyright Portal

  • Access to U.S. Copyright Office Registration and renewal Records

Reports (or profiles):

  • You fill out a ticket online.

  • We process the data and email a Durationator Report to you.

  • Additional charge for countries other than the United States

  • Includes Library Exemption (Section 108(h)

  • Includes foreign restoration

  • Includes options for copyright labels (Durationator. HathiTrust, DPLA, Library of Congress or custom)

  • Ideal for patrons, finding aids, collection acquisition research, and faculty projects.

Classroom

$7000

  • Unlimited Courses

  • U.S. Jurisdiction Only

  • 3 submitted at a time for processing

  • Access to Durationator Copyright Portal

  • Access to U.S. Copyright Registration and renewal records.

Classroom:

  • You or faculty fill in a form online.

  • We process the data and email you a Classroom Report regarding the status and use of each work.

  • Fair Use tool included

  • Includes foreign restoration.

  • Includes specialized classroom use labeling for each work.

  • Ideal for course packets and online/distance learning courses.

Enterprise

$25,000

  • Unlimited Digitizing Projects

  • Unlimited Reports

  • Unlimited Classroom Courses

  • Direct Access to Durationator System

  • Team Durationator on hand to assist

  • Access to Durationator Copyright Portal

  • Access to U.S. Copyright Office Registration and Renewal  Records

Enterprise:

  • Designed for those confident in data and copyright

  • You can have your faculty and patrons fill in forms.  You process the forms.  

  • All tools of the system are included (including lawyer tools)

  • One institutional account.

  • Additional sign-in accounts available.

  • Price based on volume of use and size of institution.

  • Discounts for beta accounts 

  • Some limits apply.

Library, Archive and Museum Advisory Committee

We have big plans... we are starting to plan for the next steps -- how to use the Durationator platform to further our mission of making the past usable one search at a time.  Check our some of the thoughts we have.  And if you are interested, join in the discussions by becoming a member of our LAM advisory committee.  

Whom we've worked with