The primary purpose of the Raymond H. Fogler's Media Resource Center Collection is to provide access to musical and theatrical performances and documentaries that support the curriculum needs of the University. To a very limited extent, the collection also serves the recreational needs of the University community by providing popular audio and audiovisual recordings.
The library collection includes a variety of performances in audio and audiovisual formats. Although the collection houses a small number of spoken word recordings, instructional video recordings, and multi-media post secondary level titles, such materials are outside the Media Resource Center's purpose and are not purchased for the collection.
Although the following types of materials are included in the Media Resource Center Collection, some will not be acquired in the future because of format preferences established by the library. In general, the library will purchase and accept as gifts only that software for which it owns compatible hardware.
Included in this collection are standard compact discs, open reel-to-reel tapes, commercially produced, standard audiocassettes, and 33 1/3 rpm monophonic and stereophonic records. Preferred physical formats for music and audio are CD and DVD. If material is only available on audiocassette, but required for a course, it will be acquired at the discretion of the Collection Services librarian. The library does not purchase or add gifts of LPs to its collection unless they contain material appropriate for the Maine Collection and are unavailable in preferred formats.
The Media Resource Center Collection includes DVDs, VHS videocassettes, and laser video discs. The Collection is limited to audiovisual recordings in these formats. Preferred physical format for film resources is DVD. If material is only available on VHS cassette, but required for a course, it will be acquired at the discretion of the Collection Services librarian. The library does not purchase or add gifts of 8mm, 16mm, or 35mm films, sound filmstrips, or video in Beta or 3/4" videocassette formats.
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