Publication Use Permission & Fees

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Publication Use
Permission & Fees

Publication Use

Publication of images of UNL Libraries archival and special collections materials is subject to approval and fees may be charged for use. “Publication” includes: print, electronic (online or on other media), film, microfilm, or videotape.

Read more about Reproduction & Duplication Use & Fees

Publication Permission

Permission to use images must be obtained in advance or in writing from the UNL Archives & Special Collections by filling out the form below.

Request Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast

Publication Fees

Fees for Still Images

The fees listed below are for non-exclusive use of a single image unless otherwise indicated. They are assessed in addition to duplication charges (photocopy, scan, or other) and are to be paid in advance of publication. Only those images actually used in publication are subject to fees. If a request covers more than one form of publication, the fees are cumulative.

These fees are separate from any which might be assigned or assessed by the copyright holder.

Publication fees are waived for UNL students working on their theses or dissertations.

Books (click to open/close)

Books: Text Illustration
One Time Use, One Country One Time Use, Worldwide
2,000 copies or less $50.00 $75.00
2,001 - 10,000 copies $100.00 $150.00
10,001 copies or more $200.00 $250.00
Books: Jacket / Cover Illustration
One Time Use, One Country One Time Use, Worldwide
2,000 copies or less $150.00 $200.00
2,001 - 10,000 copies $350.00 $400.00
10,001 copies or more $450.00 $500.00

Periodicals

Periodicals: Text Illustration
One Time Use, One Country One Time Use, Worldwide
Circ. 1,000 or Less no fee no fee
Circ. 1,001 - 10,000 $50.00 $75.00
Circ. 10,001 - 99,999 $100.00 $150.00
Circ. 100,000+ $200.00 $250.00
Periodicals: Cover Illustration
One Time Use, One Country One Time Use, Worldwide
Circ. 1,000 or Less no fee no fee
Circ. 1,001 - 10,000 $150.00 $200.00
Circ. 10,001 - 99,999 $350.00 $400.00
Circ. 100,000+ $450.00 $500.00

Translations: Contact Archives & Special Collections for pricing.

Microforms and Facsimiles: Contact Archives & Special Collections for pricing.

Other Print Products

Calenders, posters, greeting cards, postcards, novelty items, etc.
Printing: 1000 or less $200.00
Printing: 1,001 - 9,999 $300.00
Printing: 10,000+ $500.00

Electronic Formats

For non-exclusive, one-time single country rights only. For additional rights, contact Archives & Special Collections.

Online use of Still Images for websites for commercial purposes $100.00 per image.

Television/cable/satellite broadcast of Still Images:
One country: $200.00
Worldwide: $300.00
Home video format use: $100 per image in addition to broadcast fees.
Feature films use of still images:
U.S. Distribution $700.00
World Distribution $1,200.00
For home video format, add $100 per image.
Television or other promotional use of still images:
Ads for T.V. $1,000.00
Other $200.00

Fees For Moving Images & Sound Recordings

Representations of moving images and sound recordings from the collections of the UNL Libraries Archives & Special Collections, or recorded of spaces and activities of the UNL Libraries, may be used by individuals and corporate entities in various ways. This schedule specifies the fees charged for such uses.

How fees are charged (click to open/close)

No publishing fee is charged for personal research or enjoyment, for use by teachers or students for class instruction or assignments, or for use by Nebraska local news media. Otherwise, use of still images is charged according to fees based on COMMERCIAL or NON-COMMERCIAL characteristics, defined thus:

  • NON-COMMERCIAL USE: Use by non-profit entities (proof of non-profit status, certified by the IRS, is required), public broadcasters, accredited educational institutions and their departments (including academic presses), and government entities.
  • COMMERCIAL USE: Use in a profit-making venture.

Duplication and Special Access Fees

Use fees are charged in addition to any charges for access or duplication services.

  • Direct Promotion: Any moving image or sound recording used in a product may also be used in the direct promotion of the work without requiring additional permissions or incurring additional use fees.
  • Multiple use "bundles":Broadcasters and publishers may choose "bundled" rates for projects containing multiple uses.
  • Bulk rates: Some projects may qualify for bulk rates. Contact UNL Archives & Special Collections for pricing.
  • Payment:
  • Use fees must be paid or invoiced in advance of receiving use permissions and are non-refundable. Nebraska state agencies must pay through IBT. Use fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Waivers: UNL reserves the right to waive fees or other requirements on an individual basis at the discretion of the Chair of Digital Initiatives & Special Collections. Such waiver of fees can be made only upon approval of written application.
  • Duplication and Special Access Fees: Use fees are charged in addition to any charges for access or duplication services provided by the UNL Archives and Special Collections.

Media Productions: Commercial or Non-Commercial

Motion picture production for theatrical or direct-to-home video/DVD release:
Commercial: $30.00/second with $150.00 minimum
Non-commercial: $6.00/second with $30.00 minimum
Television broadcast production:
Commercial: $30.00/second with $150.00 minimum
Non-commercial: $6.00/second with $30.00 minimum
Advertisement (broadcast, podcast, etc.):
Commercial: $20.00/second with $100.00 minimum
Non-commercial: $4.00/second with $20.00 minimum
Promotional or training production:
Commercial: $20.00/second with $100.00 minimum
Non-commercial: $4.00/second with $20.00 minimum
Internet-based broadcast production:
Commercial: $30.00/second with $150.00 minimum
Non-commercial: $6.00/second with $30.00 minimum
Independent moving image production:
Commercial: $10.00/second with $50.00 minimum
Non-commercial: $2.00/second with $10.00 minimum
Broadcast Bundle (includes television broadcast, internet-based broadcast, companion website, companion book, and home video/DVD):
Commercial: $50.00/second with $250.00 minimum
Non-commercial: $15.00/second with $75.00 minimum

Other Uses of Moving Images

Decorative display in a business/workplace:
Commercial: $30.00/second with $150.00 minimum
Non-commercial: $6.00/second with $30.00 minimum
Website:
Commercial: $20.00/second with $100.00 minimum
Non-commercial: $4.00/second with $20.00 minimum
Exhibit:
Commercial: $10.00/second with $50.00 minimum
Non-commercial: $2.00/second with $10.00 minimum
Performance or presentation:
Commercial: $10.00/second with $50.00 minimum
Non-commercial: $2.00/second with $10.00 minimum