Victoria Caplan wrote:
> We use our RTI cleaner and scanner to check for all defects when we
> pre-prpcess (before we send to cataloging).
> - Victoria Caplan
> HKUST Library Media Resources & Microforms
> On Tue, 11 Apr 2000 Socr4US@aol.com wrote:
> > Every VHS video (and, every copy) is previewed before cataloguing to make
> > sure that the item is not defective. I personally have previewed every
> > non-theatrical video in our collection (I've had this job 11 years now), We
> > have more than 6000 titles and more than 8,000 copies. We have run into
> > videos with audio and no video, video with no audio, broken shells and gates,
> > blank video (2 from A&E) and videos that had no English audio dub that was
> > supposed to have. We learned early on that some of the vendors would not
> > accept returns for exchange if the items had our labels and other identifying
> > materials on them when returned. If you and/or your staff have the time, I
> > strongly recommend that VHS items should be closely physically examined and
> > previewed before cataloguing.
> > We also carry DVD, music CD and cassettes and books on tape and CD. None of
> > these items are previewed. However, we do closely examine them for physical
> > defects for easier exchange if necessary.
> > Good luck with your collection.
> > Manager, AV Services
> > Morrisson-Reeves Library
> > Richmond, IN
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