Re: Clear plastic vhs cases

Charles Timberlake (
Fri, 7 Apr 2000 08:44:13 -0700 (PDT)

We've had no problems with clear cases and have used them for years for
videocassettes we hold behind the counter. We always display original
artwork in a case on the open shelves for patrons to browse for any video
held at desk. Obviously, we hold the videos that are likely to be stolen
or are, in fact, replacements for stolen copies (sometimes we learn the
hard way).

Charles Timberlake
Kern County Library, Bakersfield, CA

On Thu, 6 Apr 2000, 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: