This Web site was created in 2007 by Columbia University Digital Knowledge Ventures in collaboration with the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and the Columbia Libraries Digital Program Division.

The essays "New Year's Prints" and "Reading the Images" were written by Sara Kile, PhD student, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. "Conservation: C. V. Starr Paper Gods Collection: Treatment Approaches and Challenges" was written by Alexis Hagadorn, Conservator, Columbia University Libraries.