DVD - demage and security

Lisa Kwan (lblisak@polyu.edu.hk)
Wed, 25 Oct 2000 18:54:02 -0700 (PDT)

Our library has started acquiring DVD videos. From time to time these discs
get damaged by users, creating cracks from the center edge. The design of
the center button inside the case seems not suitable for frequent use. And
some users do not bring out and put back the disc in the proper way and some
are too rude to the disc. We have not had such problems in CD-ROMs,
video-CDs and other CD materials. I am interested to know whether other
libraries have the same problem or experience.

In addition, I'd also like to hear how other libraries handle the security
of DVD. We've tried 3M tattle tape for CD & CD-ROm but find it's not
suitable for DVD. There are cases that the DVDs become bended or cannot
play. After we remove the tattle tape, the problem disappears.

Lisa Kwan
Media Services Librarian
Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University