Re: DVD balance problems

stephen O'Riordan (
Fri, 30 Mar 2001 09:31:06 -0800 (PST)

At UCSD we do not use tattle tape on any media item (closed stacks) We
write the call number on the DVD disc itself w/ a special pen ( IDenti-pen,
441 series). Works well, no problems.


At 10:34 AM 3/29/01 -0800, you wrote:
>We have experienced a similar problem with DVDs not playing properly. But
>it seems that the problem only happens when they are used on computers.
>They play fine on regular DVD players. We haven't figured out a solution
>yet since the item itself needs a cataloging sticker. Perhaps the catalog
>number could just be written on the label with some kind of permanent
>marker. It will be interesting to hear what others have to say about this.
>Jim Glenn
>Manager, Media Library
>University of California, Riverside
>At 09:53 AM 3/29/01 -0800, you wrote:
> >Hi all,
> >I have a question for those of you with DVD in your collections. We
> >recently placed cd security strips (tattle tape) on our single sided DVDs.
> >Since doing this I have had 3 complaints that that the DVDs will not play
> >properly. Yet, when I play them on my own machine I have no problems. Have
> >any of you out there had complaints about DVDs not playing due to the
> >security strips being applied?
> >
> >Best Regards,
> >Myles Jaeschke
> >Tulsa City-County Library
> >Film Librarian
> >
> >
> >

Stephen O'Riordan
Film & Video Library
University of Calif. San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla Ca 92023-0175Q
phone: (858) 534-7981
fax: (858) 534-0189