Collections

Software

A centralized resource collection of approximately 13,000 titles on videotape, videodisc, 16mm film, audio compact discs, audiocassettes, slides, filmstrips, and kits is available for circulation in support of the academic program. Software can be located using the Library's on-line catalog at PCs located throughout the Library or through the Catalog link on the home page of this site. Contact the Reference Desk at 720-2116 for assistance using the online catalog.
Specialized bibliographies, such as the Film,Video, and Laserdisc Catalog, Jazz Compact Disc Bibliography by Song Title, and Audiovisual Materials for Children (Pre K-6) and Teachers are available at the circulation desk in Media Services. Custom-made bibliographies can be produced for faculty on request. Contact Jonathan Shanoian (x2308) or shanonianj@wpunj.edu for more details.

Numerous publishers' and distributors' catalogs as well as such indexes as the Video Source Book, Film and Video Finder, Phonolog, and Words on Cassette are available in the Library Reference collection to assist you in locating media.

For software titles that are not owned by the Library, patrons may inquire at the Reference Desk in the Library for the possibility of obtaining the title through Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery. Patrons may also request that the title be purchased by the Library by completing a Materials Request Form, located at the Reference Desk or at all circulation areas.

Loan policies and late fines can be found at http://www.wpunj.edu/library/lending-services.html

Reserve Collection

The Reserve collection is a separate section of software. This is an ever changing assortment of material that professors have put on reserve for their students to preview on an individual or small group basis in Media Services. Instructors may put Media Services' owned media on reserve for a limited period of time. Doing this assures greater availability of a given title for students who have an assignment in or who will be tested on the specific title's content. Instructors may also bring in their own materials to put on reserve for students to preview. Reserve titles will not circulate outside the Library, except as designated by the professor. They can be used in the Library's preview facilities.

The Copyright Law of 1976 (Public Law 94-533) governs the copying of copyrighted material, and therefore, has implications on the type of material legally copied, the number of copies which may be made, and the length of time the copies may be kept on Reserve. For personal copies of media, contents should be clearly marked on the item and comply with copyright guidelines. No off-the-air recordings unless they follow the guidelines for use of videos recorded off-air or via satellite will be accepted, nor will video rentals from local video stores. Removable barcodes and spine labels will be affixed to these items.

When placing items on Reserve:

  • Phone, e-mail, or visit Tony Krucinski (973)-720-2307, krucinskit@wpunj.edu, between 4pm and 11:45pm (Mon-Thur) or 12pm-8pm (Sun).
  • Provide all relevant information: item title(s), or call number(s), your name and course title, and time period for reserve status

Please note the following:

  • All requests to place items on reserve must be made at least 3 days in advance.
  • Media Resources may limit the reserve period because of the high use of items in its collection.
  • All program items that are not from the Media Resources collection must be cleared first, for copyright compliance, with the Head of Media Services, Jane Hutchison (973-720-2980) or hutchisonj@wpunj.edu