Forget Redbox and Netflix. Milne Library has an AMAZING selection of entertaining DVDs – more than 1,500 feature films and television series — chosen with you, the college student, in mind . What’s more, you don’t have to spend a cent and you’ll get four weeks to watch them. They’re a cinch to browse, too, now that they’re arranged alphabetically by title on new spinning display units on Milne’s Lower Level. No more call numbers to write down or try to remember, no more craning your next and straining your eyes to find that call number stuck on the narrow spine of the DVD case – just simple, straightforward, and more enjoyable DVD pickin’!
If you’re one of those who prefer to browse for movies and such in GLOCAT Classic first, the handy “DVDs & Videos” tab allows you to see not only what Milne has but what’s not currently checked out. Here a title search, or a keyword search on a particular actor, director, topic, etc., will bring up just DVDs and videos that match what you’re looking for. To find just the most recent releases, search by date range (e.g., “2014-2014”) and a list of that year’s releases will come up, arranged alphabetically by title.
Users should know that, in addition to the feature films and television series they’ll find on the spinning units, Milne owns many other titles in DVD format (think PBS documentaries). These are still arranged by call number and housed on shelves opposite the “spinners.”
New materials are generally selected from two sources:
Items we purchase fromrecommendations received by faculty, students, and staff. To make a recommendation, simply place an IDS request and select “Recommend Purchase.”
Items donated. We appreciate donations of materials by faculty, staff, students, and community members—you can drop them into our book donation dropbox by the entrance. Last year, we received 4,505 titles via donations, of which 586 titles (books and DVDs) stayed here in Milne. We sent the remaining items to Better World Books and any proceeds raised go to buying more books and other items for Milne.
An area of growing concern for us has been the increasing cost of textbooks (see our recent story on SUNY Open Textbooks). This year, Milne purchased several textbooks using money earned from Better World Books. By placing these critical texts on reserve, we hope to lessen the financial burden on students and their parents during the college years and after graduation.
Please consider donating books, CDs, DVDs, and other items in good condition to Milne. You can help build a strong collection that has a positive impact on the learning and research experiences of Geneseo students. These donations also benefit many others, including faculty and staff, the Geneseo and Livingston County communities, and communities across the globe via interlibrary loan.
Did you know that Milne Library has a collection of popular and hard to find dvds and videos? Want to see Crash or read a positive or negative review of it? How about Brokeback Mountain, Rent, or Frieda? Milne Library also subscribes to a number of journals about Film Studies including Film Comment, Film and History and Film Literature Index Online.
To Browse feature films in our collection by go to GLOCAT, do a Subject Keywords search and type in feature films. To browse foreign films, follow the above actions but search for foreign films as Subject Keywords. You can also browse the PN1997 section upstairs to find new and classic films.
Father, Son and Holy War (vhs) is on the new books display and is by Anand Patwardhan. In his film, Patwardhan explores the relationship between notions of masculinity and violence. If you’ve seen it, or any of the films in our collection and have something to say about them, just click the comments link below and let us know what you think.