Re: Re: VHS Rewinder and Cleaner

Karen Fischer (Karen_Fischer@freenet.richland.oh.us)
Wed, 3 May 2000 08:17:06 -0700 (PDT)

We are a mid-sized public library system and circulate over 330,000 videos per
year at the main library alone. The Tape-Chek we purchased has been an
excellent investment. We check the used videos we buy before we catalog and
process them, and we check out patron complaints on it. Often times the
videos just need cleaned and then work perfectly again. Or the Tape-Chek
pinpoints where the problem areas are on the video saving lots of staff time
in checking out patron complaints. Obviously the needs of a public library
with a large circulation and diverse patron base is really different from
that of an academic library with low circualtion and a limited patron base.