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A: Generally, copies for personal enjoyment, research, and education are appropriate. When doing so, please credit the owning institution and JoCohistory. To use a photo in a book, profit-driven website or other commercial purpose you also must obtain permission from the institution that owns it. See the partners page for contact information.
A: To date, all photos on JoCoHistory came from one of the partner organizations. Sometimes the partners obtained photos as donations from businesses, individuals, or other organizations. Other times, the partner was responsible for creating the photos.
A: You must contact the organization that owns the photographs in question. Most of the partner organizations will provide prints and/or uncompressed TIF images of photos on this site, typically for a fee. See the partners page for contact information.
A: JoCoHistory has been almost entirely funded by grants. An initial award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services provided for the software and initial photograph digitization. In subsequent years, several awards from the Johnson County Heritage Trust Fund have enabled us to add more material to the site. Ongoing maintenance of the site and management of the project is performed by staff of the Johnson County Library which is supported by property taxes in our service area.
A: This may be possible. Please contact the Johnson County Museum for more information.
A: We will do our best to provide you with as much information about a person or topic as we can. Feel free to send us a message. More substantive questions will be referred to the Library's Genealogy or Regional Reference specialists. For best results, please visit your local Library or contact Johnson County Library reference directly.
A: Sometimes, yes. The vast majority of the images on the site are not altered, but some photos do greatly benefit from color-balancing or cropping. High-resolution master images are kept by the contributing institutions and are not altered in any way.