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DVD Selection Policy

Updated February 15, 2011

The primary purpose of the DVD collection at the University Libraries at UNCG is to provide films for the entertainment of the UNCG community.

User Groups

Primary- Current UNCG students, faculty, and staff
Secondary- Friends of the Library

Format/Scope

We will collect only DVDs in regions 0 or 1, NTSC format.

Languages

DVD titles in all languages are collected, with preference given to titles in English or with English captions or subtitles.

Selection Tools

The selectors rely on a variety of tools to assist with the selection process, including:

  • Standing order
  • Awards and film festivals including:
    • The A List: The National Society of Film Critics' 100 Essential Films
    • AFI, 100 years ... lists: http://www.afi.com/100years/
    • AFI, 100 Years, 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies
    • AFI's Funniest Films of All Time
    • Los Angeles Film Festival Honored Titles
    • Independent Spirit Awards
    • Cannes Film Festival
    • Sundance Film Festival
    • Academy Award Nominated Films (Best Picture, Animated Feature Film, Documentary (Feature), Foreign Language Film)
  • Suggestions from users
    • Selections from the suggestion box will be evaluated by the DVD Ordering Group on an ongoing basis.
    • Staff at the service desks will forward to the DVD Ordering Group any titles that have been requested at the service desks. These will be evaluated on an ongoing basis.

Copyright

The films purchased for the collection are licensed for personal, non-commercial use only and are not meant to be viewed by large groups, except for course-related purposes. Professors interested in showing films in class or through Blackboard may contact the Teaching and Learning Center about using Swank Motion Pictures.

References

UW Libraries Media Center Collection Development Policy.