I am pleased to announce that the Music and Media Library is rolling out a greatly expanded collection of DVDs for checkout under the DVD-LEND program. As of today, over 8,300 titles are DVD-LEND, or more than half of the approximately 15,000 total DVDs in the collection. Before now, about one third of the collection has been DVD-LEND. (For more information about DVD-LEND circulation policies, click here.)
The purpose of this change is to make the media collection more easily accessible to the Emory community as a whole. Considering the high circulation rate of DVD-LEND items, only a small number of individual DVDs have turned up lost or damaged, suggesting that we could expand the collection further. Special thanks to Colin Bragg and Alfredo Villar for developing streamlined methods to process the DVDs, and to the student assistants at Music and Media for doing the bulk of the work.
Some highlights in the expanded DVD-LEND collection include the classic 1968 rock documentary Monterey Pop (DVD 2034), Steven Soderbergh's epic Che (DVD 13748) and Seasons 1-4 of the TV series The O.C. (DVD 14332-14335).
As always, the Music and Media Library may remove a title from DVD-LEND at any time if it is booked for class by an instructor or placed on reserve. Typically, high-cost items or rare and out-of-print items are not eligible for DVD-LEND. If you wish to suggest a particular title for consideration, please feel free to email me. Please include: your full name; email address; title of DVD; call number of DVD.
Film and Media Studies Librarian
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