I need to copy a book.
March 24, 2006 1:25 PM Subscribe
I have an out of print, foreign book (written by Jesuits, snatch) that I need copied. It's a language book, and written some time ago. The book is borrowed and I'd like a copy for reference. It does not have to be professional bound or anything like that -- and the original copy can be destroyed if necessary.
posted by geoff. to Writing & Language (13 answers total)
What kind of agency should I be seeking? Are there any big names out there I can ship the book to and they can ship me copies back? The content is what is important to me, I don't care if they stay within the same font or any kind of faithful reproduction. I would like this done for ~$100/copy, is it possible?
Will any place give me trouble for not having explicit permission to reproduce? It's a university printed text in Italy during the 70s, I would like to have a copy for a research project. I probably could get permission with a lot of work (I don't speak Italian, nor do I even want to imagine the red tape involved in getting written permission from an Italian university from a dead Jesuit's book). It is definitely out of print (I've already sent a few rudimentary e-mails), and has been so in a long time.
I would not like to sit in front of a xerox machine for hours and would like to have at least some kind of binding above stapling (like those paper back-like textbooks that professors have printed up, I'm sure there's a name for it).