Barbara A. Voss
Audiovisual Services Specialist
Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Avenue
Williamsport PA 17701
Phone: 570 320-2400 1-7774
FAX: 570 327-4503
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Several months back Ellen Druda described the high theft rate of DVDs
public libraries. Now I'm experiencing it myself. Our collection is
currently only 40 titles & has only been on the shelves 2 weeks, but
3 DVDs have been stolen. (Two more were attempted stolen today, but
watched the suspect like a hawk and he left after stuffing them behind
We don't use dummy cases -- the actual discs are in their cases in
stacks. For security, we use Kwik cases with magnetic strips, and a
gate. One of the empty Kwik cases (found buried in the stacks) had
locking mechanism ripped out as if from heavy-duty pliers.
My questions: does anyone know about a new 3M system, mentioned on the
a few months back, that uses small magnetic donut stickers that fit
the DVD hub? If anyone has used this system, how effective is it? It
that the best method is attaching security strips directly to the
we obviously can't use the straight strips on double-sided DVDs.
We've thought about putting only the cases out for display and keeping
discs behind the circ desk. With do that w/ our Rap CDs, because of
high theft rate, but we only have about 2 dozen of them. With only 40
the same policy is feasible, but 60 more will be added soon, and I
the collection to grow even larger soon after that.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...
Danville Public Library
319 N. Vermilion
Danville, IL 61832
(217) 477-5223 ext. 123