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Photo sales support University photo archive


In the one year since University Communications and Marketing (UCM) began offering the sale of Ohio University photographs, the profits from these sales have supported a majority of the cost of the service which makes the photos available to the University community.

UCM first opened up sales of OHIO photos through the OHIO Photo Archive in August 2013. In the first year, the sale of photos provided approximately 60 percent of the cost to operate the site. More than 49,000 images are stored on the archive website and can be used for University materials or purchased for personal use.

Images of each of the Ohio University campuses, individual college buildings and residence halls, and beauty shots of the University situated among the rolling hills of Appalachia can all be found in the photo archive. The OHIO Photo Archive, a digital asset management system, was developed with the help of OHIO alumnus Grover Sanschagrin. The system allows University faculty, staff, students, alumni and parents to purchase prints of the photos available in the archive.

May 2014 made up the greatest percentage of sales in the past year, with more than 50 percent of photo sales taking place during that month.