Re: Clear plastic vhs cases

Cynthia Peterson (
Thu, 6 Apr 2000 16:40:55 -0700 (PDT)

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Our experience has been positive so far. We use clear cases with the cover
(or pocket-don't remember exactly what it's called) which allows us to put the
front, back, and spine of the box inside (cut up and inserted). Since the box
is smaller than the case you can still see through enough to tell if the tape
is inside. So far we've had no trouble with them breaking or cracking any
more so than the black cases we have, maybe even less so since the plastic
doesn't seem quite as hard and brittle.

Brigid Duffy wrote:

> Dear Videolibers,
> We've been using black plastic videocassette cases here at SFSU for years,
> but finally somebody suggested going to clear cases - much less handling
> by the staff because you can see if the right tape is in the box and if
> it's rewound or not. I've located a couple distributors, but my question
> is, have you had any experience with clear cases - any problems with
> cracking, bad hinges, anything else that would be a problem?
> Thanks in advance,
> Brigid Duffy
> Audio Visual/ITV Center
> San Francisco State University
> San Francisco CA 94132-4200
> E-mail:


Cynthia L. Peterson, Director of Library Services Easley Library, Bluefield College 3000 College Drive Bluefield, VA 24605

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