Section XVI - Wright Branch Library


DVD/Blu-Ray

Revised August 2012

General Comments

This collection consists of nonfiction and fiction DVDs and Blu-Ray discs in a variety of generalized subjects for all ages.

Adult Collection:

  • The intended audience includes seventh grade to adult.
  • Selections are categorized and shelved according to the Dewey Decimal System.
  • All general subjects are purchased.
  • Award winning and selected current popular films are also collected.

Children's Collection:

  • The intended audience includes preschool to sixth grade.
  • Nonfiction selections are categorized and shelved according to the Dewey Decimal System as Easy and Junior Nonfiction. Subjects include children's developmental needs and mental growth. Concept films, folk tales, and fairytales are also included.
  • Fiction selections are shelved as Easy and Junior Fiction. Adaptations of children's books (i.e., Berenstein Bears, Clifford), Walt Disney films, and selected current popular films are included.

Development Plan

The primary goal of this collection is to provide the resources and services necessary to meet the educational, recreational, cultural, and informational needs of the community. In order to meet this goal, the Library:

  • considers opinions of qualified reviewers in recognized, authoritative review sources.
  • purchases award winning selections as recognized by critical organizations, institutes or associations.
  • purchases popular selections appearing on Public Television networks.
  • considers patron requests.
  • purchases in various formats.

Influencing Factors

Purchases and buying patterns are determined in large part by:

  • present and potential relevance to the community.
  • patron requests.
  • circulation statistics.
  • budget constraints.
  • shelf space.
  • access to a fully developed collection at the main library.

Retention/Weeding

Informal weeding takes place continuously as audiovisual items are checked for damage as they are circulated and/or shelved. The following criteria are considered when making the decision to retain, replace, or weed:

  • availability of new works
  • circulation statistics
  • age and physical condition
  • shelf space
  • titles in a series
  • availability in new format

 

Collection Development Policy
Re-Adopted September 24, 2012