Re: security for videocassettes

Charles Timberlake (ctimberl@sjvls.lib.ca.us)
Thu, 26 Oct 2000 09:43:47 -0700 (PDT)

We hold behind our service desk any movies that we think would be ripped
off, and we also hold any expensive nonfiction videos behind the desk. We
still lose some, and we've stopped 2 people who obviously were about to
steal items on the open shelves and kicked them out. DVDs are all held
behind our desk in small pouches in long plastic boxes ($1.00 at the
nearest $1.00 STore). We also hold behind the desk all CDs likely to be
ripped off (all rock, some Andrew Lloyd Webber, all sound effects). I
wish we had been set up with closed stacks of videos.

On Thu, 26 Oct 2000, Debbie Veldhuis wrote:

> You also need people security and not just gates that go off. You also
> need guidelines that allow you to search someones backpack or bag. We
> have the entire CD collection in security qwik cases that open by magnet
> and we still lose items. With VHS we have open stacks and security strips
> (we're a public library). We are contantly getting ripped off.
>
> Debbie VeldHuis
> Library Assistant
> dveldhui@lib.ci.phoenix.az.us
>
> Phoenix Public Library (602) 262-4608
> 1221 N. Central Ave. fax (602) 261-8800
> Phoenix, AZ 85004
>
>
> On Wed, 25 Oct 2000, Barb Bergman wrote:
>
> > If your problem is beyond simple tattletaping but you don't want closed
> > stacks, you might want to consider Kwik Cases. They're the magnetically
> > sealed boxes that can only be opened with a special "key" at the Circ desk.
> > The inside of the box can be tattletaped.
> >
> > It's not cheap to box an entire collection, but neither is replacing lots
> > of tapes.
> >
> > Barb
> >
> > *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-**-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
> > Barbara J. Bergman Porter Henderson Library
> > Media Librarian Angelo State University
> > ph: (915) 942-2313 Box 11013, ASU Station
> > fax: (915) 942-2198 San Angelo, TX 76909
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