Types of Media
Films are purchased to support the curriculum objectives, classroom instruction, and independent learning at MTSU. We welcome suggestions for new videos and films we might add to our collection.
The media collection includes a selection of popular feature films. These were purchased to support the teaching and curriculum needs of faculty, students and staff.
Audiobooks/ Sound Recordings
The collection includes a large number of older audio titles on cassette. The latest audiobooks are in CD format and include best-seller popular fiction and non-fiction titles as well as some classics.
Restrictions on Use
DVDs and videotapes are loaned for the purpose of showing in an official MTSU class or showing at home. Other uses, including showings on campus, may violate terms of the license agreement. The borrower is responsible for understanding and observing all licensing restrictions and related laws. Please ask if you have questions.
If the video you check out has an "a" at the end of the call number i.e. (B01234a, H01234a), it comes with public performance rights. If the dvd, vhs has an "R" at the end, it does not have public performance rights. For new materials (since the merger in 2012) check for a note in the record to see if it comes with PPR or not.
Media Collections at Walker Library
What Media is in the Media Library Collection?
The media resources include a variety of formats collected over the years. Audio CDs include speeches, music, poetry readings etc. They are generally single free standing CDs. Call numbers begin with "D". When the library began collecting audiobooks on CD, the call number became "G" to differentiate the two sets. Mostly, this had to do with shelving. The CDs were in very narrow cases and could have become "lost" once the larger audiobook cases appeared int he collection. There is no difference technically in the format of the "D's" and "G's". as well as several hundred CD-ROMs. Video is on DVD and VHS as well as a few DVD-ROMs.
Videos in the Library (Videotapes and DVDs)
The Media Collection at Walker library is a collection of over 12,000 titles including feature films, documentaries, animated films, and instructional programs. Formats include DVDs, videotapes.
VHS/videotapes call numbers begin with "H".
For example: Martin Luther King: I have a dream Call. No. H01211a.
DVD call numbers cataloged before the merger begin with "B". DVDS added since the merger will have the format "DVD 120"
For example: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Part 1. Call No. B02993R (The "R" indicated it was restricted; no public performance rights)
El edificio de los chilenos (The Chilean Building) Call No. DVD - 120 (Info about public performance rights will now be included in the record)
Audio materials in the LIbrary (CDs, audiocassettes)
Audio CD: The Vital History Collection includes over . The Lannon Foundation Audio Archive, and the (AES) Audio Engineering Society collection of interviews are also in the media collection.
Audiobooks on CD: Over 500 mostly unabridged Audiobooks on CD which feature best sellers as well as classic fiction/non-fiction titles.
Audiocassettes: Over 1200 (single disc and audiobooks). If you drive an old car, you're in business!
Call numbers of Video and Audio.
Audiocassette call numbers begin with: "A". For example: Return of Sherlock Holmes. Call No: A01056a.
Books on CD call numbers begin with "G". For exmaple: The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo. Call. No. G00300a.
Sound Recordings call numbers begin with "D". For example: Resident Reagan's State of the Union Address D00295a.
Media resources also include CD-ROMs, (Over 300 titles) and a few DVD-ROMs (7 titles).
CD-ROMs call numbers begin with "C".
Trip Planning: Journey to Cedar Creek (Jasper Woodbury series) Call. No. C00307a
DVD-ROMs call numbers begin with "E".
Becoming a Master Teacher series: Teaching Children Physcial Education. Call. No. E00004R
Besides the media physically located at Walker Library, there is an extensive collection of thousands of licensed streaming video available to MTSU faculty, students, and staff. See the Streaming Video tab for more information.
Find Videos and Audiobooks
VHS, DVDs, Streaming Videos, and Audiobooks
Search the Media Collection: Videos and audiobooks may be checked out from the circulation desk on the 1st floor. Items are not currently on public display. Please ask a circulation staff member for assistance retrieving an item.
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