Re: Safety of DVDs in Public Library Stacks

Druda (
Thu, 24 Feb 2000 08:50:31 -0800 (PST)

We are wrestling with the same problem here. Other local libraries with
DVD collections report HIGH theft rate :-( . We don't want to store
behind the desk (too tempting to staff, unfortunately.) I'm at a loss.


Ellen Druda
Media Librarian
Half Hollow Hills
Community Library
Dix Hills, NY

On Thu, 24 Feb 2000, Kellie Flynn wrote:

> Yo VidLib Lifers--
> We're thinking of beginning to add the DVD format to our large circulating
> video collection. The problem is that our public library
> has no room to store dummies--dummies being the common solution for
> displaying material that cannot be tattle-taped.
> Another option is to display the items in those big, difficult-to-remove,
> patron-and-staff-unfriendly, clear plastic safety cases.
> Are there alternatives to these? Love to hear yer ideas.
> Kellie Flynn
> Cook Memorial PL
> Libertyville IL