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How to Export Digital Images For Free

Images may be exported and saved from the UCSC Library Digital Collections by utilizing the Save to Favorites function. Favorites allows you to save and export images to PowerPoint. The option to add an item to your Favorites is available any time you view an item or its description.

The publication or use of any work protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use for research or educational purposes requires written permission from the copyright owner. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.

To Add Items to My Favorites:

When you open an item to view it, the link to add items to My Favorites appears in the upper and lower corners of the page. When you open a compound object to view it, links to add either the entire compound object or the page that you are viewing are in the upper middle of the page.

  • Click Save to Favorites. The item and the item description are added to My Favorites. When viewing compound objects, add single pages or add the entire compound object to My Favorites.
  • Click Back to Results to return to browsing or searching.

To Add Multiple Items to My Favorites:

  1. From the browse or search results view, place a check in the check boxes to the left of the desired items, or click Select All.
  2. Click Save to Favorites.

Only the items on the current Web page may be added to My Favorites. For example, you cannot select items on one results page and move to another page to select more items before adding to My Favorites.

Export selected "favorites" as: PowerPoint 2007 file or Zip Archive file

Duplication & Reproduction Policy

Special Collections controls all duplication services and reproduction requests. All requests are subject to review.

Researchers wishing to request copies must use the UCSC Special Collections Request System to fill out the Copy/Scan Order form.

Material may be reproduced when, in the judgment of the Special Collections Librarian, it supports the research, teaching and learning mission of the University of California, but:

  • Will not duplicate an inordinate portion of the material
  • Is not prevented by U.S. copyright law
  • Does not infringe on special restrictions imposed by the donor of the material

Special Collections reserves the right to exercise judgment concerning commercial reproduction when the University of California holds copyright. Any permission granted will be for one-time, non-exclusive use of the material. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where the UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Special Collections is unable to conduct copyright searches and cannot counsel users in the application of copyright law.

Digital Scanning for Publication Policy

Requests for digital scans must be made through the UCSC Special Collections Request System. All requests require approval from Special Collections staff. Orders can take from one to three weeks to be processed; there are no rush orders.

Digital scans for print publication are made as high resolution TIFF files that are delivered via the UCSC Special Collections Request System. Please consult our fee schedule for information about reproduction and permission costs. All orders must be paid in advance.

Camera Use Policy

Please read our Policy for the use of personal cameras in the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room.

Flash, scanners, laptop cameras, video cameras and tripods are not permitted. Cell phones are only permitted for photography if permission has been granted. Permission to photograph does not constitute permission to publish.

Photocopying Policy

There is no self service copying in Special Collections; photocopying of materials is done in-house by Special Collections staff as time and condition of the materials permit.

Photocopies are made solely for the personal use of the individual researcher. Requests for photocopying are to be made through the UCSC Special Collections Request System. There is a 50 cent per page charge for photocopies. Please consult our fee schedule and payment options. All requests must be approved by Special Collections staff. Permission to photocopy does not constitute permission to publish.

Crediting Policy

All reproduced and published items (in print or electronic format) must be credited as follows: “Courtesy Special Collections, University Library, University of California Santa Cruz. [collection name]”

A complimentary copy of any publication or reproduction using Special Collections materials should be sent to Special Collections and Archives at the time of publication.

Reproduction Fees

Processing, Reproduction, and Usage fees apply to most requests. Please see our Reproduction Fee Schedule for more information.

How to request a photocopy or scan

Search Cruzcat for archives and other material in Special Collections by limiting location to McHenry Spec Coll. Click Spec Coll Request.

Search the Online Archive of California for electronic finding aids to many of the collections. Click Request items.

Browse UCSC's Digital Collections on campus and local history, maps, and more. Click Request.

You may also fill out a manual request by logging into the UCSC Special Collections Request System, and clicking Copy/Scan Order.

Copyright Compliance

Special Collections complies with the copyright law of the United States which governs making copies of copyrighted material and which prohibits the copying of material that is under copyright protection without specific written authorization from the copyright holder. See:

Copyright law specifices that reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” For more information on finding copyright information and fair use see our Copyright page.