The Audio/Visual Collection includes compact discs, DVDs, audio and videocassettes, videodiscs, phonodiscs, and interactive media. Holdings of these materials are listed in the Library Catalog. CDs, DVDs, scores and other audiovisualformats can be found using the Music Search page of the library catalog.
The materials in this collection are acquired to meet the media needs of all faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. The most active faculty users are from the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Communication, School of Architecture, the College of Fine Arts and the other colleges and school at the University. Purchasing and adding materials to meet faculty media needs is the chief role of the Media Coordinator.
The Booking Service available to UT Austin faculty is a key and unique service provided by the Fine Arts Library. This service allows faculty to schedule specific films into their syllabi each semester. The Media Coordinator works closely with faculty to make sure media titles are available and in good condition when they are needed for classroom screenings.
Many titles are available online as part of the Streaming Video Collection. The library is working to acquire more media titles as possible so they available to the University community 24/7.
Popular feature films and television series on DVD are also added to provide a group of films termed “What Students Desire”. This group of films come from student and user suggestion and are aimed at providing some recreational viewing to the university community.
Use the tabs on the right to find more information on using this collection and resources to help you with your research.
Gary Lay, Media Coordinator