Currently, a limited number of photographs, CT scans and X-rays exist of specimens from the skull collections. Pending funding, DHCS will increase the sample of digital photographs and CT scans and make them available for research and teaching.
DHCS retains all reproduction rights for its photographs, CT scans, and X-rays. Requests for permission to publish, electronically transmit, or publicly display in exhibits images supplied by DHCS from its archives must be submitted on the Reproduction Use Permissions Request Form. In addition, the user must provide a written document explaining the context in which images will be used. Permission is granted for one-time use only. DHCS must receive a copy of any publication, brochure or other materials containing these archival images at no charge.
To help defray the administrative costs of duplication services, a use fee will be charged in addition to the materials costs associated with producing duplicate copies. As determined by DHCS, reproduction use fees may be waived for non-profit or scholarly use by individuals. An additional letter, detailing the use of the requested archival image(s), as well as proof of non-profit status, may be required.
Commercial use is subject to approval by DHCS. Listed below are minimum fees. Fees are for one-time use.
|Scholarly — individuals: Publications, dissertations||$0|
|Scholarly — press related: Print or electronic media (editorial, periodical or newspaper), television program, film, website||$35|
|Commercial — individual/business: Print or electronic media, television program, film, website||$85|
|For-Profit — individual/business||$130|
|Non-Profit — business/institution||$35|
|Internet, Website Use|
|Individual/business/agency/institution||To be negotiated|
Pending funding, digital CT scan image series and digital photographs of a portion of the skull collections will become available for research and teaching purposes.
When available, digital images will be provided electronically through Dropbox.
The University of the Pacific maintains a partnership with developers of the FOROST metabase to provide images and documentation of specimens as reference material for forensic osteologists and related professionals. Found at the forensicosteology.org Web site are 100 digital images and accompanying descriptions of 29 Atkinson Collection individuals that exhibit evidence of trauma to the skull.
Higher-resolution copies of the Atkinson Collection images found in the FOROST metabase are available from DHCS for teaching, presentation or publication purposes. Currently, DHCS does not provide services for online purchase and distribution of these images. Therefore, digital images will be provided electronically through Dropbox. Purchase prices given below cover staff time and incidental costs.
Individual image: $20
Complete set of 43 images: $215
Additional charges per order:
Sales tax: Add 8.75% (required for all purchases)
See below under "Teaching and Images" for descriptions and pricing.
Specimens from the skull collections are available, on a selective basis, for photographing, CT scanning, X-raying or videotaping, in relation to research study of the collection. A PDF of each relevant publication or an abstract of each presentation resulting from the study must be sent to DHCS for the museum archives. In addition, if the skull images are used in a Master's or Ph.D. dissertation, a copy of the dissertation must be sent, upon completion, to the Curator, Atkinson Collection, IDHCS, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.
Image production is permitted with the following restrictions: Specimens may be CT scanned, photographed, X-rayed, videotaped or otherwise imaged only for the purposes of illustrating academic publications or presentations. Images may not be given to a third party without written permission from DHCS.
On the day of the visit, the researcher taking images of specimens from the skull collections will sign the Image Use Form that contains the following information: Researcher's name, phone number, affiliation or professional address, email address, a brief description of conditions governing image use, and a list of specimens photographed, CT scanned, X-rayed or videotaped. The Image Use Form serves as a means of efficient recordkeeping for DHCS.
Three teaching sets illustrating craniofacial trauma, congenital craniofacial and related disorders, and dental anomalies and pathological conditions of the jaw found in specimens from the Atkinson Collection are available for purchase as digital images from DHCS. These images may not be reproduced or used for research, exhibit or commercial production without specific written permission of DHCS. Duplication services costs are built in to the fee schedule given below. Image descriptions and fees are as follows:
This set of 100 Atkinson Collection digital images is now available for viewing at forensicosteology.org (see purchase pricing above at Forensicosteology.org Atkinson Collection Image Pricing section). These images illustrate the effects of trauma on bony morphology, providing examples of healed, unreduced craniofacial trauma at the following fracture sites: nasal, zygomatic, maxillary, pterygoid, occipital, mandibular condyle, cranial. Examples of secondary infection are shown. Each image is accompanied by descriptive information on the specimen.
This set of 60 digital images is ideal for discussing concepts of craniofacial growth and development and the morphology of particular syndromes. Featured are examples of untreated cases of microcephaly, hydrocephaly, bicoronal, lambdoidal and sagittal synostoses, hemifacial microsomia, microphthalmia, and complete and partial cleft palate, among others. Most cases are presented in more than one standard view. Radiographs of a subset of cases are also included. This image set is accompanied by descriptive information on individual specimens and their conditions.
Designed to illustrate both congenital and pathological conditions of the teeth, occlusion and jaws, this set of 51 digital images is excellent for instruction in dental anthropology and anatomy laboratories. Subjects include the appearance of teeth in cleft palate individuals, malocclusion and dental crowding (underbite, overbite, edge to edge and other absolutely incredible forms), disturbance in tooth formation (number, crown form, root morphology, enamel hypoplasia), disturbance in tooth position (ectopic eruption, transposition, impaction, retention of deciduous dentition) and disease (periapical abscess, excessive tartar accumulation and degenerative joint changes). This image set is accompanied by descriptive information discussing each slide.
Digital images will be provided electronically through Dropbox. Purchase prices given below cover staff time and materials costs.
Pricing for purchase of one or two sets, as follows:
|Set II||60 digital images||$300|
|Set III||51 digital images||$255|
|Sets II and III||111 digital images||$445|
Sales tax: Add 8.75% (required for all purchases)
Photographs, CT scans, X-rays and videos of specimens from the skull collections may not be used in an exhibit without the specific written permission of DHCS. Use of images for promotional materials (i.e., posters, postcards, booklets, photographs, etc.) related to an exhibit, or items bearing those images (i.e., gift shop mugs, key chains, etc.), also requires explicit written permission from DHCS.
DHCS has developed explicit policy and fees relating to the borrowing of specimens from the skull collections for the purpose of producing images for commercial or business use. Fees are for one-time, non-exclusive use, world rights, in one language only. With respect to electronic media, "one-time use" means that once an electronic product has been published, distributed or exhibited, you may not subsequently reformat, redesign, or otherwise alter the disk or screens on which the image appears, nor re-use the image in other products, nor allow others to use it. Similar restrictions and fees apply to the on-site capturing of images (photographs, CT scans, X-rays or videotaping) or the use of Available Image Reproductions (see below) for commercial or business purposes. Copyright of all images taken by the commercial/business use entity or provided by DHCS to that entity is held by the University of the Pacific. Image production for commercial/business use is permitted with the following requirements and restrictions: