Unit does both document (photocopying and scanning) and pictorial (Studio) reproductions. Researchers who have identified material to photocopy or photographs of interest from any of the Archives collection may put orders for the reproduction of these. Copyright restrictions and regulations are adhered to before the orders are brought to the Reprographic Unit.
Making use of highly mechanical equipment in a microfilming lab, microfilming is mainly done as preservation measure to
a) Reduce frequency of use of important documents
b) To salvage content of aging materials.
1. Photographic enlargement ‘prints’
This is a process is done to customize photographs to specific user requirements such as exhibitions, viewing etc. Photographic enlargement is usually by client request. These are done either in black and white or sepia tone, using negatives
This is to provide clients with copies of the original documents since the originals are not allowed to go outside the archives buildings. Photocopying is guided by the copyright regulations and administrative procedures spelt out in the access procedures.
3. Processing of negatives
This is a process which entails developing negatives into positive photographic material that is usable. This is done either for preservation or access purpose.