RE: VHS on metal shelving?

Gary Handman (
Mon, 24 Jan 2000 16:37:21 -0800 (PST)

I worry about patrons; I don't worry about metal shelves. We have 16K
titles on metal compact and lateral file shelving...nary a hitch in 15 years.

gary handman

At 04:16 PM 01/24/2000 -0800, you wrote:
>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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Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley 94720-6000

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