video covers

Fri, 1 Sep 2000 09:15:00 -0700 (PDT)

Hi everyone, I work at a branch of the Boston Public Library. Six months
ago our 25 branches began buying their own videos. Previously everything
was purchased and housed in the main library and the branches could just
get deposits. We are all very excited by our new video collections but
a lot of issues are coming up, like cataloging, circ limits, fines, etc.
In the future you'll probably hear from me about these subjects. Today
my focus is on video covers. Currently we buy the covers that open up
(clam shells?) and we cut up the boxes to fit in the covers. This takes
alot of processing time. So now we are considering alternatives. What
do people think of the plastic cases that you shake the video out of?
we need a system that is inexpensive, easy to process, and good for the
video. I look foward to hearing your ideas.

Joanne Goodman