RE: VHS on metal shelving?

Tatar, Becky (
Fri, 28 Jan 2000 14:45:08 -0800 (PST)

Could this be posted to the list? Our director has been thinking of
magnetic nametags, and I am very sorry to have to say that the problem of
proximity to videos never occurred to me. We often have patrons check out 5
or more videos at a crack, and holding that many could bring a video close
to the magnet, depending on where the nametag was worn. Or would the cases
we put the videos in block any effect?

Becky Tatar
Unit Head, Periodicals/Audiovisual
Aurora Public Library
1 E. Benton Street
Aurora, IL 60505
Phone: 630/264-4100, x4116
FAX: 630/896-3209

> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: Friday, January 28, 2000 3:23 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: Re: VHS on metal shelving?
> Speaking of refrigerator magnets (re: VHS tapes conversations), our
> library system is going to start using receipt printers (rather than
> date dues). The staff will be handing out frig magnets to encourage
> patrons to place their 'date due receipts' on a frig or file cabinet,
> etc. My staff is concerned about the videos being ruined by these small
> magnets. They also believe our small magnetic badge holders are ruining
> videos... Any thoughts / concerns / experience with these incidental
> magnets causing havoc at your circ desk??? Thanks for any input -
> Julie Spiegler
> Kanawha County Public Library
> Audiovisual Department Head
> Charleston WV 25301