Tuesday, September 8, 2009

(DVD Suggestions) Library Fines: Where Do they Go?

Last year fines were instituted for late or lost material. I have heard muttering about what do we do with the money?

First, if the item is lost, we use the replacement fee to buy a new copy.

Second, the fines money for being late returning the item. We briefly considered a really nice party for the library staff, but ultimately settled on using the money to purchase study aids and DVDs. We are currently compiling a list of DVDs to purchase. Let us know what legal related DVDs you would like.

Post a comment and nominate the title(s) you would like us to add. We will compile the top 25 nomintions, let you vote and then purchase them in the order from most requested to least requested.

10 comments:

Taylor said...

The movie "A time to kill" should be added to the library's dvd collection.

Lance Burke, Reference Librarian said...

You're in luck, because we already have the movie "A Time to Kill." You can search for movies from the catalog here:

http://iris.elon.edu/

Ryan said...

I personally believe that you should start to add blu-rays to your collection...and before you state that they are too expensive I want you to check amazon.com. It is true that if you go to Best Buy or Target that you will rarely pay less than retail ($29.99 -$39.99). Amazon has free shipping on orders over $25, they do NOT charge sales tax since they are from California and most blu-rays are around the $15 - $18 mark at most. You will occasionally see some in the mid 20's but that is generally only if they are brand new. You can even get a discount when you bundle (they show titles at the bottom of the page of the movie that you are looking at to show "bundles")...blu-rays are a much better option because they do not cost much more and are extremely scratch resistant compared to DVD's. They have a very thick layer of plastic so they are much more durable.

As for adding more movies/t.v. shows themselves, I would love the "Boston Legal" series (all 5 seasons) and "The Practice". Both were great lawyer shows that ended after only a few seasons but were great.

Ryan said...

I would also like to add that since blu-rays have additional protection that used blu-rays from amazon are an excellent alternative...especially considering that even in the event that the disc was damaged amazon.com would take care of it (ie: refund or replacement).

Rady said...

The original Cape Fear, Adams Family tv series, modern Adams Family movies, The Room...

The complete collections of The Simpsons, Family Guy, Arrested Development, Six Feet Under, Seinfield, Deadwood and the Sopranos...

The complete NFL films collection, the stand up comedy of Jim Gaffigin and Zak Gilifinakis (spelling?), and every movie that Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, Patrick Swayze, and Kurt Russel has ever been in...

All of the Heros, thirty rock and its allways sunny in philidelphia.

Remember...providing laughter is a great way to reduce stress it serves a higher purpose than even the best courtroom drama.

Justin said...

We should have Catch Me If You Can; it involves negotiable instruments and passing the Louisiana bar exam by cramming for two weeks.

We should probably start buying Blu-Ray discs, where they're available for the titles to be acquired.

Anonymous said...

If you're considering tv shows, the new one, "Raising the Bar," is quite good. "The Trials of Darryl Hunt," "After Innocence," "The Farm: USA, Angola," and "Mario's Story" are all excellent documentaries. And Meryl Streep's "A Cry in the Dark" is a great legal feature film.

Jonathan said...

12 (the Russian take on "Twelve Angry Men"; Breaker Morant; Compulsion; Law and Order S.V.U. (any season); Murder One (season 1) and THE WIRE (ALL SEASONS!!!)

Lance Burke, Reference Librarian said...

Once Blu-Ray players achieve a higher market share and the Blu-Ray consortium works out all issues with the various Blu-Ray profiles (I believe they're currently on profile 2.0, and there have been reports of hardware conflicts with certain discs), the library will probably consider adding them to the collection.

Also, please keep in mind when making suggestions that our collection represents law in popular culture. While I'm sure the complete NFL film collection would provide entertainment and stress relief, I question how we'd be able to justify any connection between the NFL and the law.

Jeb Brooks said...

"O Brother Where Art Thou" should certainly be added to the collection. Everett (George Clooney) was sent to the clink for the Unauthorized Practice of Law.