History Nebraska Use Fee Schedule

Fees for the Use of Still Images, Moving Images, Sound Recordings and Collection Spaces

Effective January 18, 2022

Use fees are charged when items from History Nebraska’s Collections are published, displayed, presented or broadcast, and are in addition to any reproduction fees. Use fees are charged in addition to any charges for access or duplication services provided by History Nebraska (see Duplication & Interlibrary Loan Fees for details).

This schedule specifies the fees HN charges for such uses. For details on HN’s guidelines for use, see our Use Policy. HN does not sign external permission forms/materials releases. Payment of a History Nebraska Use Fee does not pass copyrights to the user; copyrights must be cleared with the copyright holder prior to use.

  • How fees are charged. No use fee is charged for personal research or enjoyment, for use by teachers or students for class instruction or assignments, for use by Nebraska local news media, or Nebraska government agencies (state, local and tribal). Permission is not required for in-class educational use, although History Nebraska must be cited as the source. Use fees are also waived for exhibit use by Nebraska cultural institutions. Use of collection materials 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 or by commercial entities.
  • Direct promotion. Any still image used in a product may also be used in the direct promotion of the work without requiring additional permissions or incurring additional use fees from HN.
  • Payment. Use fees must be paid or invoiced in advance of receiving use permissions.   Payment of Use Fees does not constitute permission to reproduce works that are copyrighted. Use fees are non-refundable and are subject to change without notice; they used to support the preservation and maintenance of HN collections.
  • Waivers.  History Nebraska reserves the right to waive fees or other requirements on an individual basis at the discretion of either the Associate Director, Collections or HN Director. Such waiver of fees can be made only upon approval of written application.


Questions?  Contact [email protected]

Fees for Use of Still Images




Private use, public lectures, classroom instruction, research, Nebraska Government Agencies (state, local or tribal), or Nebraska cultural institutions exhibit use


 



No Use Fees


Commercial Use


$50/image


Non-Commercial Use (must provide proof of status)


$25/image

 

Fees for Use of Moving Image and Sound Recordings




Private use, public lectures, classroom instruction, research, Nebraska Government Agencies (state, local or tribal), or Nebraska cultural institutions exhibit use


 



No Use Fees


Commercial Use (for example: television or radio broadcast production, motion picture, sound recording production, advertisement, website, performance or presentation, etc.)


$100 per 10 seconds or portion thereof


 



Non-Commercial Use (must provide proof of status)


$25 per 10 seconds or portion thereof

 

Fees for Use of Collections Spaces for Filming or Photography




Non-Commercial Use


No Use Fees


Commercial Use


$30/hour

 

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