Put your DVDs in a better order. Example: Horror, Action, Cartoons, Romance, Mystery, etc.
Let me begin by explaining how the DVDs are currently shelved. We have six main sections. First, are the new arrivals – things we recently purchased. Next are the feature films in alphabetical order. If you walk around the corner, you’ll find a section for TV Series, Documentaries, Animation, and Foreign Films also in alphabetical order.
So, why don’t we shelve them by genre? Well, the explanation is simple – alphabetical order and really broad categories make things easier to find. That’s the bottom line.
While shelving things by genre (romcom, action, western, scifi, etc.) can be helpful when you are browsing, it’s rather a nightmare to put things back in the right place, and to find things when someone wants a specific title.
Don’t forget to check out the New Arrivals shelves when you come to the Library to get your DVDs [ISU students, faculty, staff]. Remember: ISU people can check out a total of 6 Browsing DVDs/CDs/Computer Games at one time for one week (no renewals).