Request to purchase
Requests for the Library to purchase media materials may be made by teaching staff. Check LINC to confirm if a similar request has been previously made in which case the "On Order" status will be displayed . You may proceed to place a hold or reserve this item..
Please indicate the module code when submitting your requests through E-forms as follows:
1. Go to the Library portal (http://lib.nus.edu.sg).
2. Click on the Services for Academic/Executive/Professional Staff menu.
You may be prompted to log in with your NUSNET ID and password:
3. Scroll down to the section Recommendation to Purchase New Material > select Recommend Media Materials.
4. If you are already logged into the portal, the form should already be listed under My Services (or click on More if you are eligible for this service).
The Central Library Media Collection is at Loans Desk 1, next to the RBR section. In addition to the physical Media Collection, the Library provides NUS faculty members and students online access to media materials through our subscribed databases.
Movies are acquired to support teaching and learning needs. The movies cannot be borrowed for entertainment use by staff or student bodies. Public screening of movies requires copyright clearance which is not within the purview of the Library. More information on screening guidelines are available at Student Leaders Handbook (pg 18).
Documentaries and training films
These are nonfictional films acquired to support curriculum needs. Some documentaries are available in digital format for direct linking to IVLE.
Options for lecturers
Students can only view such materials in the library. Lecturers can reserve and borrow the item out for 3 days using the Advance Booking Form for Media Materials online form.
Lecturers can reserve and borrow the item out for 3 days using the Advance Booking Form for Media Materials online form. Please note item should be used only in the course of instruction within the University campus.
Under the current copyright guidelines, feature films and music recordings are not permitted to be digitized in part (excerpts) or in whole. For other video recordings, we will negotiate the necessary licensing with the copyright owners.
Requests are handled on a case-by-case basis, and take at least 3 weeks. Video recordings produced prior to 1990 may be difficult to secure clearance as the rights owners may have changed or no longer exist; we encourage you to refresh your course materials and use the latest recordings whenever possible. Requests are also subject to pricing consideration and MDA classification.
The off-air recording must NOT be used except in the course of instruction within the campus.