The policies concerning orders and copyright for reproduction of Columbia University Libraries are followed. Detailed information can be found through links listed in the website of Preservation & Digital Conversion Division.
Particularly, Digitization and Reprographic Instructions have to be followed and necessary copyright and order forms have to be filled and submitted.
Policies, forms and personnel may experience changes over time, interdepartmental coordination is needed for digitization, reproduction and borrowing for exhibition. And policies and procedures may not be consistent among departments. Furthermore, most Chinese special collections are to be processed, and finding aids are to be created. But we try our best to meet the needs of researchers.
It is always useful to check online information and directly ask the librarian if there are questions.