Fees and Service Charges
Seed Company, through the
Victory Horticultural Library, serves individuals interested in
horticultural history through research and documentation. This
information is provided through our public and private forums,
bibliography, biography and graphic resources. This service is provided
to the public as well as to scientific and scholarly communities.
Imaging Services Policy
Seed Company reserves the
right, at its discretion and without explanation, to limit the number
of copies, retain original negatives and transparencies, restrict the
use or further reproduction of rare or valuable material, make special
quotations on material or requests involving unique circumstances, and
refuse requests that in the
Seed Company's opinion
could result in damage to the original or constitute inappropriate
use. The curating department evaluates the condition of all items
before they are scanned or photographed. Due to the fragile condition
of an artwork, book, or portrait, we may be unable to fulfill your
The majority of the
Seed Company's collections
have not been photographed or digitized. Images are provided as a
service and are made as requested. Acceptance of all orders is
subject to staff workloads.
Fees & Time Schedules
Fees apply to flat artworks, pages in
publications, and photographs.
Time schedules refer to in-house
photography and processing time. Charges are based on the date of
completion specified by the customer and are calculated from the day
the order is acknowledged and payment received. All orders not
specifying a completion date are filled within 20 business days. There
is a $25.00 service charge placed on all requests for 10 business
days. Time schedules apply only to orders of 1 to 20 images for 20
business days and 1 to 10 images for 10 business days. Inquire about
time needed to fill larger orders.
We suggest that you make requests well
in advance of the actual date needed.
Imaging fees are $4.00 per image plus
$4.00 per CD. When placing orders for digital images, state:
300 or 600 DPI *
File format desired JPEG or TIFF (MAC or
Delivery method, CD or email. Email
attachments cannot be larger than 10 MB.
* 600 DPI is available only for works in
the collection that can be placed on a scanner. Larger or fragile works
will be photographed at 300 DPI using a digital camera.
Sizes are in inches; 1 inch = 2.54 cm.
Seed Company provides
photocopies, if possible, of items in its collections as needed for
research purposes. The fee is $0.20 per copy.
for photocopying and photographic services cover the costs of material
and/or processing and some of, but not all, the research time needed
to locate the item(s) to be reproduced. The Victory
Seed Company, therefore, adds to the regular photocopy and/or
photographic charges a research fee of $25.00 per staff hour if the
time taken to locate the requested item(s) exceeds one hour, and/or
more than 20 individual items are involved.
Seed Company requires a permission application to be completed
for uses of images from our collections. The application lists the
image(s) being reproduced, describes the proposed use, and lists the
conditions under which permission would be granted for the use of the
image(s). A publication fee is charged, although it may be waived for
personal, scientific and non-profit uses, at the discretion of
Seed Company. In addition to the publication fee charged for
commercial or for-profit uses, the Victory
Seed Company requires prepayment before providing the image and
one free copy of the publication in which the image was used.
Conditions may vary, and non-publication uses are handled on a
The fee is
$75 per reproduction per edition/article/electronic use (includes
books, journals, magazines, online journals, Web sites, electronic
exhibits — fees for other uses quoted on request). There is a 50%
reduction in this fee for reprints and translations, but not for new
editions and new uses, which require the full fee. The re-use fee is
based on the current fee rate. No re-use fee is charged for
simultaneous publication of a single edition in multiple media. Please
inquire about fees for film or multiple uses.
Postage and Handling:
Postage and handling are based on total
charge of your order. Please inquire about express shipping services.
U.S. First Class
|$20.00 or less
|$20.01 – $50.00
|$50.01 – $100.00
|for each additional
International Orders Please Inquire.
Payment of Services
Services must be paid for in advance.
Payment of services by check or money order must be in U.S. dollars.
We accept Visa and MasterCard. Credit card orders may be phoned,
mailed, or faxed to the Victory
DO NOT send credit card information by
email as it is not encrypted and therefore is not a secure method of
submitting credit card information. We do not accept bank transfers.