Video Collection Security

Diane Sybeldon (
Mon, 3 Jan 2000 14:21:16 -0800 (PST)

For a circulating collection of 5,000 videos,
what is the safest, most effective, but patron friendly
way to prevent loss?

How effective are lock boxes?
Should the security alarm system be the ultimate weapon?
Or must we resort to keeping the entire collection
behind the circ desk, thus preventing patron browsing?

And what after all is an acceptable annual loss rate?
Any feedback would be most appreciated.

Diane Sybeldon
Wayne State University
David Adamany Undergraduate Library
Detroit, Michigan 48202
(313) 577-4480 (voice)
(313) 577-5265 (fax) (email)