Material Formats Excluded
Certain formats are not currently acquired because the libraries lack the necessary projecting, listening and/or reproduction devices, for example, 16 mm films, laserdiscs, filmstrips, and VHS tapes. Software limitations may also prevent acquisition of specific resources.
Some materials are generally not acquired because they cannot be readily handled in a library setting:
- College-level programmed texts, workbooks, answer sheets, or standardized tests.
- Periodical article reprints.
- Ephemera, defined as printed items with little or no permanent value, such as pamphlets, posters, press releases, leaflets, newspaper clippings, and transcripts, is not collected.
- Blu-ray, except when accompanied by a DVD.
(Last revised October 2020.)