Horn Library is expanding acquisition of resources that can be downloaded in a variety of formats and to multiple devices, such as iPods, tablets, etc. Purchases of e-audiobook subscriptions and downloadable executive book summaries are just some examples.
DVD and multimedia are selected to fulfill academic curriculum needs. Video formats are preferred in the following priority: DVD, videodisc, VHS. Films are no longer acquired because of their high maintenance costs. The existing film collection can be retained.
Video formats with non-theatrical performance rights are preferred even if the cost is higher. Home-use-only videos are acquired if non-theatrical performance rights are not available and if the video does not specifically prohibit library use.
If simultaneous class use is needed or if to be shown in a program out of the state, acquisition of a second copy will be considered. Funding partnerships are encouraged for multiple copies.
Increasingly, video content is being added to journal and e-book databases.