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Manual for Student Assistants (Manitowoc Location Only): Feature Films

This is the Manual for the Library Student Workers of the UWGB-Manitowoc Campus.

Shelving Feature Films

Feature films are shelved alphabetically except for the “New Arrival” section.  The following guidelines are presented to help you make decisions when shelving DVDs. 

DVDs are shelved in word by word order

A space comes before a letter ("nothing before something")

Shelve Long Pigs  before Longest Yard

Omit initial articles:  A, An, The

Examples: The Aristocrats.  Shelve under A

An Officer and a Gentleman.  Shelve under O

A Collection of 2005 Academy Award Nominated Short Films.  Shelve under C

Titles that begin with numbers in numeric form should be filed at the very beginning of the alphabet

Examples:  300. Shelve with numbers

Four Rooms.  Shelve under F

File DVDs with possessive titles under the first letter of the first word given.

Examples:  Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas.  Shelve under T

Monty Python’s Life of Brian Shelve under M

Bilingual and foreign movie titles require special attention.

Omit initial articles:  l’, la, le, el, das, der, die

Examples:  El Norte. Shelve under N

La Cage aux Folles.  Shelve under C

L’enfant. Shelve under E

Shelve by foreign title if it dominates the DVD cover:

Example: El Amor Brujo (on side, listed first on front)/(Love, the Magician) Shelve under A for Amor

Keep titles in a well-known series together

Examples:  The Chronicles of Narnia:  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Shelve under C

The Lord of the Rings:  The Return of the King.  Shelve under L.

Please ask library staff if you have any questions!