Given your past experiences, I'd say that the only way boxes with barcode
openings would work is if only the video (sans the video's box) is in a
clear plastic case, so you can see the video's label through the case. Not
the most attractive way to show off the collection.
At 11:42 AM 4/9/00 -0700, you wrote:
>I have a question. If you are not opening the cases because the barcode is
>scannable through an opening in the plastic, how can you tell if the CORRECT
>video is in the case, not just any video, when they are checked back in?
>For example, we've had lots of problems with patrons not putting the correct
>videos in the correct cases before they are returned to us and the only way
>to tell is to open the case and read the title on the shell to see if is
>matches the cover art on the case. Also, occasionally we've had patrons pull
>the barcode off the video shell and stick it on a home video and return it in
>the case, apparently hoping to keep ours.
>Our circulation staff is campaigning for these cases with the opening for the
>barcode, but I am still skeptical of the practicality, given the
>aforementioned problems. I'd appreciate information on this subject.
>Mansfield-Richland County Public Library