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Question: Why do you shelve your DVDs that way?

Posted by Heather on August 23, 2013

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DVDs at the library

Recently, someone left us a comment:

Put your DVDs in a better order. Example: Horror, Action, Cartoons, Romance, Mystery, etc.

Let me begin by explaining how the DVDs are currently shelved. We have six main sections. First, are the new arrivals – things we recently purchased. Next are the feature films in alphabetical order. If you walk around the corner, you’ll find a section for TV Series, Documentaries, Animation, and Foreign Films also in alphabetical order.

So, why don’t we shelve them by genre? Well, the explanation is simple – alphabetical order and really broad categories make things easier to find. That’s the bottom line.

While shelving things by genre (romcom, action, western, scifi, etc.) can be helpful when you are browsing, it’s rather a nightmare to put things back in the right place, and to find things when someone wants a specific title.

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Got an Hour? Visit Our Current Issues of Magazines in Browsing

Posted by isulib on July 22, 2012

A perfect way to spend an hour out of the hot, hot sun. Come into the Library’s Browsing area.

Browsing - Current Issues of Popular Magazines

Browsing – Current Issues of Popular Magazines

 

Browsing - Current Issues of Popular Magazines

Browsing – Current Issues of Popular Magazines

 

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New DVDs Coming to Browsing

Posted by isulib on July 22, 2012

Don’t forget to check out the New Arrivals shelves when you come to the Library to get your DVDs [ISU students, faculty, staff]. Remember: ISU people can check out a total of 6 Browsing DVDs/CDs/Computer Games at one time for one week (no renewals).

New DVD Arrivals

New DVD Arrivals

More New DVDs

More New DVDs

More New DVDs

More New DVDs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Library’s Browsing Collection: More Audio Books

Posted by isulib on July 12, 2012

Check out books on disc available in the 1st floor Browsing Collection – great for commuter students, driving to meetings & summer vacations!

What to look for in the Online Catalog [Fusion]:

Fusion's Facet for Spoken Record = Audio Books

Fusion’s Facet for Spoken Record = Audio Books

Fusion Record for an Audio Book

Fusion Record for an Audio Book

Fusion Record for an Audio Book

Audio Books

Audio Books

More Audi Books

More Audio Books

Audio Books for Children & Young Adults

Audio Books for Children & Young Adults

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Browsing Area Reorganization

Posted by isulib on June 25, 2012


  • Audiobooks are now at the beginning of the browsing books shelves. NW wall.
  • Music DVDs are now where the dummy audiobook cases were. North wall.
  • Browsing DVDs now are arranged: New Arrivals, Feature Films, TV Series, Animation, Documentaries, Foreign Films.

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New Items in Browsing

Posted by isulib on September 29, 2009

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New Items in Browsing

Posted by isulib on September 21, 2009

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New Items in Browsing

Posted by isulib on September 11, 2009

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New Items in Browsing

Posted by isulib on September 4, 2009

See below the fold.  Note that new video games will not be available until the Extravaganza on September 10. Read the rest of this entry »

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New Items in Browsing Collections

Posted by isulib on August 26, 2009

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