Take a look at your audience and form a collection building plan for the
next few years.
After meeting known curriculum needs, identify a list of topics that you
think would be of use and/or interest to the faculty and/or students.
For the first round, aim for the most bang for the buck. Buy the
inexpensive PBS videos and a view general interest movies and TV series.
(The Simpsons is a perennial favorite). If you have
international/ethnic groups on campus, look for a few movies they'd be
As word gets out and circulation increases, you can use that to argue
for more funding, and increase the range (price and content) that you
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