Re: info on DVDs

R. Hertzler (
Wed, 31 Jan 2001 13:52:39 -0800 (PST)

We've seen this a couple times, but it's always (apparently, at
least) been due to the type of cases that require you to first depress the
center hole, which releases the disc, then lift the DVD out. Patrons are
used to CD jewelbox-style cases that allow you to grasp the protruding
edges of the CD and simply pry it out; for the DVD cases described
above--if you can get your nails under the edges of the disc--that center
button can hang on pretty tightly, putting enough stress on the center
hole to actually crack the disc. I'm trying to flag this style of case
when it comes in for repackaging in a "friendlier" case.

Randy Hertzler
University of Washington Libraries

On Wed, 31 Jan 2001, Donna Newman wrote:

> Our DVD collection has been in place for less than a year but
> we are beginning to see damage (cracks) to the inner ring and
> we wonder if anyone else has noticed this problem and what they
> are doing about it.
> Please answer off the list.
> donna newman
> Monroe County Public Library
> 303 East Kirkwood Avenue
> Bloomington IN 47408
> 1-812-349-3201
> thanks
> everyone has a photographic memory. Some of us just don't have any film.