RE: security for videocassettes

Charles Timberlake (
Thu, 26 Oct 2000 10:15:52 -0700 (PDT)

We don't do this, but my home town public library does in Urbandale, IA.
They hold all videos in plain albums in a workroom behind their circ.
desk. They display the covers of the original paper video boxes flat in
old record display bins. I don't know where they purchase the flat,
plastic-covered displayers into which they insert the flattened boxes.

The system seems to work well and doesn't take up much space.

On Thu, 26 Oct 2000, Tatar, Becky wrote:

> I notice that many are saying closed stacks. This does cut down on most
> theft. However, space is sometimes at a premium. How does everyone deal
> with growing collections and finite space? I have been weeding, but even
> with the most liberal of conditions for weeding, little is taken out of the
> collection.
> Becky Tatar
> Unit Head, Periodicals/Audiovisual
> Aurora Public Library
> 1 E. Benton Street
> Aurora, IL 60505
> PHONE: 630-264-4100
> FAX: 630-896-3209
> email:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lisa Flanzraich [mailto:Lfl$lib@Qc1.Qc.Edu]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 1:19 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: security for videocassettes
> can anyone out there help me find out how to prevent videocassettes
> from walking?
> is using tattletape inside the box a good method?
> what security strips are out there?
> many thanks