Re: video processing

Brigid Duffy (
Thu, 26 Apr 2001 17:20:21 -0700 (PDT)

We use self-adhesive (Avery-style) labels from United Ad Label, with our
name, address and phone number pre-printed on it (you likely could get 'do
not desensitize' added to that). My instinct is that clear tape on top of
that is overkill. Without clear tape, we replace maybe a half dozen labels
a year.

We have just switched from black to clear cases and, lo and behold, not
only can the staff see whether a tape is rewound, you can see if it's the
right tape without opening the case at all. You might be able to eliminate
two of your three labels that way.

Hope this helps.

Brigid Duffy
Audio Visual/ITV Center
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132-4200

On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, Robin Feinland wrote:

> Hi All,
> OK, may not be the most exciting question, but I am looking for other
> opinions/options for lableing and processing videotapes. Our tech services
> dept. would like to "streamline" the processing and labeling of videos in
> our collection. Currently we have title labels on the top and spine of
> each video, as well as a bar code and the College's name and address on the
> top of the video. The labels are taped on to prevent peeling off. We
> also have a spine title label and a "Please Do Not Desensitize" label on
> each outer case. Does anyone have a less cumbersome labeling process? Can
> we get away with fewer labels? Anyone think taping over the labels is
> redundant? Have others had problems with the labels peeling off?
> I'd be curious to know how others label their tapes to make them easily
> identifiable and "VCR friendly". Is there a minimum folks think we can get
> away with? Any and all feedback appreciated. Forgive me if this has
> already been discussed to death - I just don't remember if it has.
> Thanks much for your thoughts!
> Robin Feinland
> Robin G. Feinland
> Media Resources Specialist
> Ludcke Library
> Lesley University
> Cambridge, MA 02138
> E-mail:
> Phone: (617) 349-8863
> Fax: (617) 349-8867