Media Digitization Policy

For digitization requests of physical media, the Libraries' Acquisitions department will seek to procure the streaming title or the license to digitize. Requests for items that are not available for sale in the marketplace (including personal streaming platforms, physical DVDs, etc.) and for which we cannot procure a streaming license will be transferred to Scholarly Communications and Collections (SCC) for a determination as to whether or not digitization is allowable. These determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis. Unfortunately, we do not anticipate many circumstances in which we’ll be able to proceed with digitization once an item reaches this stage of the process. For those requests that are approved, the title will be purchased or recalled from the appropriate library and digitized according to standard processing.