All videos (DVD and VHS) available to circulate to students and faculty are shelved on the “outer ring” of shelves around the circulation desk.
The DVD’s and VHS titles are available for 3 – day check-out by students and faculty. One can check out up to three titles at a time. A substantial number of the Media Collections titles have been placed behind the Circulation Desk on permanent reserve in the “Teaching Collection.” Faculty can check out these titles that are more heavily used to support teaching and learning here at the College.
Borrowing policies and procedures
All media located on the “outer ring” currently circulates to students, faculty and staff. The SGA media collection circulates to students, faculty and staff. Video titles on reserve behind the circulation desk may be checked out by students for 4 hours in-library use only one title at a time. Video titles behind the circulation desk in the “Teaching Collection” may only be circulated to faculty members.
If a faculty member will require a film for class use, the faculty member should place the material on reserve; otherwise the material may not be available. This excludes media from the SGA collection.
Classroom support for media is handled by the College’s IT department. Showing a film or DVD in a classroom setting falls under the educational fair use guidelines www.teachwithmovies.org/copyright.html
Showing a film outside a classroom setting
Showing a film outside of a classroom setting always requires public performance rights (PPR). PPR are the legal rights to publicly show a film or video (media). PPR are required for all screenings of copyrighted media outside of regular curriculum. Showing media, whether borrowed from the library or rented/purchased, to groups outside of the classroom may be illegal and may place the College at risk legally. Many distributors of our videos include PPR in the purchase price which means that they can be shown anywhere to anyone. When PPRs are included in the purchase price of the media, a note is placed in the order record or on the order slip. Cataloging then includes this information in the bibliographic or item record. See Title 17 of the U.S. Code, http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html
If the library’s catalog record for the film does not clearly state that PPRs are granted, then the person or group interested in showing the film must independently contact the copyright holder to confirm, negotiate, and purchase PPRs.
The media collection generally supports the curricular and research needs of faculty and students at the College of Charleston. Faculty and staff may recommend films and media to be purchased for the collections through the firm order budget. DVD is the preferred purchase format. VHS format is purchased only when the same title in DVD format is unavailable.
Beginning in 2011 the College of Charleston Student Government Association (SGA) began to give funds for the purchase of popular films for an SGA collection. This process is administered by the Head of the Media Collections who receives student requests.
For specific assistance or answers to questions please contact:
Jared A. Seay 843-953-1428
Head, Media Collections firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathy Evans 843-953-8040
Operations Supervisor email@example.com