Re: DVD upkeep

Leslie Schow (lschow@slco.lib.ut.us)
Mon, 16 Apr 2001 10:39:00 -0700 (PDT)

I don't know what the product I have is called, but on some of my personal DVD's I have a plastic shield (attaches to the center of the disc with adhesive). It clings to the disk and is rather difficult to detect once it is in place. I put them on the DVD's my young children play most frequently. I had to replace one of them which was bent when I repeatedly flipped the shield up to show it to my co-workers. The shield does not affect the play at all. The only drawback I can find is that they are rather pricey--somewhere in the vicinity of $1-$1.50 each. I got mine at an office supply store (Office Max perhaps?).

Leslie Schow
Youth Services Librarian
Riverton Library
Salt Lake County Library System
lschow@slco.lib.ut.us

>>> vidlib@videolibrarian.com 04/16/01 09:57AM >>>
There is a product on the market sold by CD Playright called Quick Shield,
but I haven't checked it out yet. Here's the url:
http://www.cdplayright.com/product_descrip.html

Best,

Randy Pitman
Publisher/Editor
Video Librarian
8705 Honeycomb Ct. NW
Seabeck, WA 98380
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----- Original Message -----
From: "John Holland" <jholland@chipublib.org>
To: "Multiple recipients of list" <videolib@library.berkeley.edu>
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2001 8:00 AM
Subject: Re: DVD upkeep

> DVD's are just like CD's - surface scratches can prevent them from playing
> properly; and like CD's, I don't think anyone has ever come up with any
> sort of protective surface which will keep them from scratching AND allow
> them to play (someone told me that there is a plastic laminated cover that
> is supposed to protect them, but I can't imagine it wouldn't create more
> playing problems than the scratches). RTI is supposed to be developing a
> machine for CD/DVD inspection and polishing that will take care of
> relatively minor surface damage, but the last I heard it is behind
> schedule in its release.
>
>
> John Holland
> Chicago Public Library
> Media Express
> (312)747-4100
> jholland@chipublib.org
>
>
> On Mon, 16 Apr 2001, Lucinda Dubinski wrote:
>
> > Has anyone else experienced any problems with DVD's developing
scratches
> > ?? We've had a few that apparently have gotten scratched and therefore
> > won't play. Is there some kind of extra coating, or cleaning and
repair
> > that can be done to lessen this problem?
> >
> > Thanks for any suggestions. Cindy
> >
> >
> >
> > Lucinda L. Dubinski
> > Coordinator, Interlibrary Loan and Reserve Services
> > Vassar College Libraries
> > 124 Raymond Ave, Box 20
> > Poughkeepsie, New York 12604-0020
> >
> > 845-437-5795
> > 845-437-7128 (fax)
> > ludubinski@vassar.edu
> >
> >