Digitization on Demand | Archives and Special Collections

Digitization on Demand – Archives and Special Collections

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Digitization on Demand

We support small-scale on-demand digitization requests of University of Calgary held items for personal or academic use. For book-chapter or article-level scanning of copyrighted materials, please request through Document Delivery or your local Inter-Library Loan service.

For large scale or digitization project requests, submit proposals here: Submit Proposal

A Digital Services team member will be in contact to confirm your order and any costs. If you have any questions, please contact digitize@ucalgary.ca.

For image and simple text based materials, where we can meet your needs, we will do our best to fulfill orders within 10 business days for requests with up to 10 images. Other materials, including Audio Visual formats, may take 2 to 6 weeks.


$20/object if the material can be handled in house

If the material needs to be digitized by an external vendor, costs for digitization are passed along to the requester.


+$40/hour for extra image cleanup (if applicable)

+$15/image for rush fee (if applicable)

+$15/image for fragile or oversize material (if applicable)

Size, scope and description of materials to be digitized. (If from digital collections, include link here. Otherwise, include title, author and reference to University of Calgary call number or accession numbers.)

Medium Resolution = 300 ppi, 1200 pixels or 4 inches on the longest side

Standard Resolution = 300 ppi, 3600 pixels or 12 inches on the longest side

Over-sized Resolution = 600 ppi, 12,000 pixels or 20 inches on the longest side