RE: VHS on metal shelving?

Frank Landrum (
Mon, 24 Jan 2000 16:16:04 -0800 (PST)

Hi Eileen,
I recall that argument from when my hair was all one color and even had
some concern about it. However, we have been putting video on first wood,
and later metal for 18 or 19 years now and have had no known problem. Save
your battles for something that is even more worthy.
Good luck with your new quarters.
Frank Landrum
Lane ESD

At 03:22 PM 1/24/00 -0800, you wrote:
>We've had metal shelving for over 20 years. Never have I heard
>this argument for not having metal shelving.
>Date: Mon, 24
>Jan 2000 15:11:22 -0800 (PST) Reply-to:
> From: "Karsten, Eileen"
><> To: Multiple recipients of list
><> Subject: RE: VHS on metal
>I would be interested in any answers to your question.
>Eileen Karsten
>North Park University
> <>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rebecca Locke-Gagnon []
> Sent: Monday, January 24, 2000 4:27 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: VHS on metal shelving?
> Hi, all - we're in the process of planning a move to
> new quarters, and the powers that be are planning to
> give us metal shelving for a good portion of our VHS
> collection. Now some ten or so years ago, we were
> informed that metal shelving was *bad* for magnetic
> materials and we fought to have all our shelving
> changed to wood. It seems we must do this all over
> again - but they want some proof or documentation.
> Anybody got any ammunition for us? Thanks!
> Becky Locke-Gagnon
> Toledo-Lucas Co. Public Library
> Toledo, OH
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