Re: Safety of DVDs in Public Library Stacks

Beth Hansen (
Thu, 24 Feb 2000 12:20:41 -0800 (PST)

I don't have an alternative to suggest, but we placed several DVD's in
the circulating stacks early on and they instantly disappeared.... no
surprise. We now stre them in the circulation office, but without a dummie
patrons don't know what we have in DVD without searching the Libraries'
catalog. This is not a popular activity, even in an academic library!
Just a thought........
----- Original Message -----
From: Kellie Flynn <>
To: Multiple recipients of list <>
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2000 8:16 AM
Subject: Safety of DVDs in Public Library Stacks

> 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