Navigating Your TASCR Account

Tufts Archives and Special Collections Research Account System

Welcome to our Tufts Archives and Special Collections Research Account System (TASCR)! With your TASCR account, you can make new requests, view useful information about research at Digital Collections and Archives, or review our policies and procedures. If you would like to schedule a reference appointment or have any other questions, email us at archives@tufts.edu and we'll be happy to help!

Registering for Your Account

Before you can make any requests, you will need to set up your account online. To set up your account, go to http://tascr.tufts.edu. You will need to click on the login link corresponding with your Tufts affiliation status. If you are affiliated with the University and have an active UTLN, complete the form on the left side of the screen. If you are not affiliated with Tufts, complete the form on the right side of the screen.

Once you sign in, you will be taken to the “First Time User” page – please read the page to the bottom and click the “Accept Terms and Conditions” button, which will take you to the registration form.


Screen shot of TASCR's create account page

Next, simply complete the Registration Form and press “Submit Information.”

Screen shot of TASCR's create account page             

 

Your registration is now complete and you can begin placing request through both the Tufts Digital Library and the Tisch Library Catalog.

Making Reading Room Requests

You can make a request for archives and special collections materials directly from the Tufts Digital Library and Tisch Library Special Collections directly from the Tisch LIbrary Catalog

From the Tufts Digital Library

Example of finding aid.

 

When you are ready to save your materials to your TASCR account, schedule a visit, or make a scanning request, click on My List:

My list feature.

 

Then choose your option:

Choose your option.

 

From the Tisch Library Catalog

Tisch Library Catalog view.

Click on "Request to view this item in the Archives Reading Room."

You will be redirected to https://tascr.tufts.edu to log into your account. Once you have logged in, a request form will automatically be filled out for you. Fill in any additional information relevant to your request.

 

Screen shot of TASCR's new request page

 

Making Requests for Copies from the Tufts Digital Library

Please see our website for more information on our Reproduction and Use policies.

When you are ready to place a scanning request, go to My List and choose “Request Copies”.

 

My List.

Request options.

Then complete and submit the form.

Request copies form.

Tracking and Managing Your Requests

You can track and manage your requests easily from the top tool bar:

Screen shot of TASCR's tool bar

To access your Electronically Delivered Items, click "Electronically Delivered Items." On the next page click on the View button, then right-click and save your file or use the download button in your viewer/browser to download your request. Please note that delivered requests will be deleted from the server in 30 days.