> We would like to purchase the digitized images from
> another institution who bought rights and did the
> digitization. We have located one institution who wants
> to sell them to us.
> However, the publisher has told us that we can do this,
> and also that we can't. In other words, the request hasn't
> come up before, and they seem to be unclear on what to do.
The company should offer to buy the digital versions from the other
institution and then provide them to you or give you a refund of the $1250.
What you might do is get a refund and just wait awhile. Companies eventually
figure out how to handle "digital" once they figure out there IS a market
for digital media.