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FAQ Media Services (M&RS)

  • About Media Services
    What is Media Services? What kind of media do you have? Where are you located?
  • The Collections
    What kinds of media resources are available in the Herman B Wells Library? Are there other media collections within the Bloomington Libraries? What about other media collections on campus?  What is the Video Browsing Collection?
  • Copyright and Licensing for Public Performance
    My student group would like to have a film festival, can we use your films?
  • Video Scheduling
    How can I schedule a video to use in class later this semester?
  • Group Video Showing
    May I arrange to have my class watch a video as a group in the Herman B Wells Library?
  • Class Reserve Services
    May I place my own personal copies of books, video recordings or audio recordings on class reserve in the Herman B Wells Library? How about a video or an audio recording owned by the Library?
  • Circulation Policies and Fines
    How long may I use a video in the Media Center? May I check out one to watch at home? What if I want to use a video in class for a presentation? What about audiocassettes and audio CDs? What about multimedia CD-ROMs? How much do I get charged if I'm late in returning something?

About Media Services
What is Media Services? What kind of media do you have? Where are you located?

Media Services provides a wide range of media resources to meet the instructional and research needs of the Indiana University community. The collection focuses on video and audio formats, including videocassettes, laserdiscs, DVDs, audiocassettes, audio CDs and multimedia CD-ROMs. Ask staff about special collections such as the ISS and David S. Bradley 16mm film collections.  The research collections are available to all faculty and students of Indiana University.  The Media Browsing collection is available to all faculty, staff, students and residents of Indiana. Media Services is located on the ground floor of the Herman B Wells Library. Media Services houses all the equipment needed to use the collections - 16mm film playback machines, 3/4" and 1/2" VHS videocassette players, laserdisc players, DVD players, audiocassette players, CD players, and multimedia computers with CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives. We also have multi-standard videocassette players, which allows playback of VHS videocassettes from around the world, and region-free DVD players.

Media Services also provides access to digital equipment to meet the instructional and research needs of the IUB student population.


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The Collections
What kinds of media resources are available in the Herman B Wells Library? Are there other media collections within the Bloomington Libraries? What about other media collections on campus?

Resources that are available in the Wells Library include audio and visual collections in various formats, public computer workstations to play back audio and video, and digital equipment to assist with class projects.  Located on the first floor of the Wells Library in the West Tower is an extensive multimedia lab with various equipment to create and edit multimedia projects, color plotters and printers, and staff assistance. 

The IU Bloomington campus is teaming with great film resources from both the branch libraries, and cooperative campus units.  Here is a select list of those resources:

The Film Studies' library pages (maintained by the Film Studies Librarian) includes resources on film history and criticism, video recordings on film studies, and feature films.  Because Film Studies supports foreign language materials, it has been used to purchase foreign language feature films without subtitles.  Video recordings purchased on the Film Studies fund are housed in Media Services, along with the other video recordings.


IUB Campus Branch Libraries (School of Education, Music, Business/SPEA, Life Sciences, etc.) and Halls of Residence Libraries collect video recordings.  The Halls of Residence Libraries collects music audio cassettes, and video recordings including some foreign and classic feature films, primarily for recreational purposes.  However, the resources available in the Halls of Residence Libraries are available for circulation to Halls residents only.  Sidenote:  be sure to check with your department for additional media related resources.  Some departments on the Bloomington campus have their own personal video library.  Check IUCAT for holdings.


The Black Film Center/Archive, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, houses a collection of films  that have substantial participation by African and African Americans as writers, actors, producers, directors, musicians, and consultants; or depict some aspect of the African and African American experience.


The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction has a collection of erotic/pornographic films that constitutes a unique resource for research.

Russian and East European Institute Audiovisual and Curriculum Library provides access to hundreds of videos and some DVDs for all Indiana residents.

The Center for Disability Information & Referral provides access to disability-related information through print, non-print, and human resources. Few entertainment-related films are included in the collection. The collection is open and is available to all Indiana residents.

Gay, Lesbian, & Transgender Student Support Services contains an extensive library of materials pertaining to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender issues. These resources include over 2000 books, videos, CDs, and periodicals. Our collection is a great resource for both research and entertainment.

Western European Studies Movie Library contains a wide selection of popular films which circulates to all Indiana residents.


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Copyright and Licensing for Public Performance
My student group would like to have a film festival, can we use your films?
Indiana University holds no public performance rights for many of the feature films in the Herman B Wells Library Media Collection. Any public showing that is not part of face-to-face teaching will require a license. Films in the public domain, which includes all films with a copyright date of 1923 or earlier and may include others in the collection, may be shown without permission. For films still protected by copyright, it is the responsibility of the sponsoring department of organization to secure permission or pay a license fee for any public showing.

Locating Audio, Video, and Multimedia Materials
How do I find what you have?

IUCAT, the online catalog for the holdings of the Indiana University Libraries, provides complete information on all media resources in all of our libraries, including the Herman B Wells Library's Media Services collections. You can search by title, author, subject, or keywords - just as you would for any other library material. For detailed information on how to search resources in IUCAT, check out this fun PowerPoint Presentation.

After obtaining a call number for the item you want, ask a desk attendant in Media & Reserve Services (M&RS) to find it for you. Students must view video recordings in the Media Center, except to use it for a class presentation. Instructors may borrow videocassettes for seven days to take out of the library, but must reserve the video in advance with staff member in M&RS or use the Schedule a Video Request Form. Some multimedia CD-ROMs circulate for 3 days; reference CD-ROMs circulate for 6 hours and must be used in the library. Each CD is labeled with the specific loan length. Audio recordings may be used either in the Media Center or checked out for one week. We also check out analog audiocassette players and digital voice recorders for 48 hours.


Video Scheduling (Faculty and AI's)
How can I reserve a video to use in class later this semester?

To schedule a video recording to be shown in a classroom use the Schedule a Video Request Form, or email libmedia@indiana.edu. Reservations need to be made in advance to guarantee the availability of the video.


Group Video Showings
May I arrange to have my class watch a video as a group in the Herman B Wells Library?

The library provides a room for instructors who would like their class to view a videorecording in a group. The Media Showing Room (E174) will hold a maximum of 50 people. Indiana University student organizations can also make arrangement to use the room. To reserve the room for a group showing use either the Media Showing Room Reservation Form, email libmedia@indiana.edu, orcall 855-1650.


Class Reserve Services for Print and Non-Print Materials
May I place my own personal copies of books, video recordings or audio recordings on class reserve in the Herman B Wells Library? How about video or an audio recording in the Library's collection?

Yes. In order to place your own print, or non-print item on reserve in Media & Reserve Services, you must fill out the appropriate Reserve request form, and deliver the item to Media & Reserve Services.

Print (books, journals)

Media

Video and audio resources owned by the Library can be placed on Reserve. However, they are allowed to leave the building if requested and needed by a different faculty or instructor. However, if you want to insure that a particular item is here for your students' use, please notify M&RS staff at 855-1650 or email libmedia@indiana.edu. That is the only way to insure an item is not sent off for interlibrary loan during the time your students will need it. See more information about placing items on Reserve: "Guidelines for Submitting Print and Non-Print Reserve Requests"


Circulation Policies and Fine Rates
How long may I use a video in the Media Center? May I check out one to watch at home? What if I want to use a video in class for a presentation? What about audiocassettes and audio CDs? What about multimedia CD-ROMs? How much do I get charged if I'm late in returning something?

Any borrower may listen or view materials in Media & Reserve Services, Wells Library. There is a four-hour circulation period per check-out, with unlimited renewals.


Media on Reserve, or permanently shelved in the Teaching & Research Collection

Media placed on Reserve or permanently shelved in the Teaching & Research collection must be viewed in the Media Center. Students may borrow a movie from the Teaching and Research Collection for one day if needed for a class presentation. To schedule a video or DVD to take to class, call 855-1650 or email libmedia@indiana.edu.  Reserve materials are checked-out for 4 hours at a time.

Media located in the Media Browsing Collection

Media located in the Browsing collection can be borrowed by faculty, staff, students and residents of Indiana and can be taken home. Items circulate for 7 days with an option to renew once. Audio-related materials circulate for 14 days with an option to renew once.

Audiocassette, Audio CD's, and Audiocassette Player/Recorders

Faculty and students may check out audiocassettes and audio CDs for two weeks to take home.

Students only may check out digital equipment which includes both analog and digital voice recorders for 48 hours. The player/recorder must be renewed in person. No telephone renewals are accepted.

Multimedia CD-ROMs

Faculty and students may check out a non-reference, circulating CD-ROM circulate for 14 days. They can be renewed once. It will specify in IUCAT whether a particular CD-ROM title is reference or circulating.

All borrowers must use reference CD-ROMs in the Media Center

 

Media Fine Rates

Audiocassettes -- 25 cents per part per day

Audio CDs -- 25 cents per part per day

Audiocassette players -- $1.00 per day

CD-ROMs (non-reference) -- $1.00 per day

CD-ROMs (reference) -- 2 cents per minute

Browsing Collection-- $1.00 per day

All media items should be returned to the Media & Reserve Services desk.


Related RESOURCES

Video Circulation Policy

Media Collection Development Policy



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last updated: 10/31/2013