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Visual Media Collection

Media Services has over 18,000 VHS and DVD titles in its collection as well as an additional 50,000+ streaming titles. All Media Services resources are listed in the library catalog and can be searched from the Media Services landing page.

Feature Films

Media Services has over 8,000 domestic and international feature films in the collection. The easiest way to find a particular feature film is to do a title search in the catalog. If you'd like to browse a list of all feature films, do a keyword search for ["feature films" and Advanced Search, Films & Media]

DVDs

This collection has over 15,000 DVDs. If you'd like to browse a list of all the DVD's, do a keyword search for [dvd and Advanced Search, Films & Media].

Streaming video

The collection has over 60,000 streaming videos cataloged, most available to view after authentication with an AU username and password. If you'd like to browse a list of all streaming video, do a keyword search for ["streaming video" and Advanced Search, Films & Media] or search from the Streaming Video Collections page.

Laserdiscs, multimedia CD-ROMS

Laserdiscs and CD-ROMs are moribund formats and no longer acquired. Media Services maintains its current holdings of both these formats as well as suitable playback equipment. All titles on these formats are listed in the catalog.

WAMU Archives

Media Services has audiotapes of the Diane Rehm S how and The Kojo Nnamdi Show, formerly The Derek McGinty Show and Public Interest. Audiotapes are located in off-site storage and may be checked out of the library by AU faculty. Students and other patrons may use audiotapes on site. If you are interested in listening to any of the programs or perusing the subject/speaker index, please ask at the Media Services desk.

Diane Rehm Show March 1993 to Aptil 2006
Audiotapes are located in off-site storage. Tapes may be requested at the Media Services desk and are available within 48 hours. The WAMU website has descriptions/guest lists of these shows from January 2002 to present. Shows from January 2002 to present may be heard online in streaming format.

Derek McGinty/Public Interest/Kojo Nnamdi Show January 1993 to April 2006
Audiotapes are located in off-site storage. Tapes may be requested at the Media Services desk and are available within 48 hours. The WAMU website has descriptions/guest lists of these shows from January 2002 to present. Shows from January 2002 to present may be heard online in streaming format.

The public may order cassette tapes or CDs of any Diane Rehm Show or The Kojo Nnamdi Show directly from WAMU. They may do this through the WAMU website by going to the specific, and then to the archive or by calling (202) 885-1220.

Dialogue Archives

Dialogue is a weekly radio program produced by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in association with Radio Smithsonian. Host George Liston Seay interviews scholars, authors, and public figures on issues and ideas in national and international affairs, history and culture. Media Services keeps an audiotape/compact disc off-site archive of the series that contains programming since October 1988. If you are interested in listening to any of the programs or perusing the subject/speaker index, please ask at the Media Services desk.