DVD Damage

Kate Vaux (kmvaux@unimelb.edu.au)
Mon, 18 Jun 2001 18:21:37 -0700 (PDT)

Hi,

I was wondering if others out there were experiencing similar problems to
me. I have had some DVDs returned to me by borrowers who say they won't
work. When I look at them I can see some cracking or chipping around the
hub. The damage seems to have resulted from taking the DVD in and out of
the case. Once the hub has a slight crack it gets worse as you return the
DVD to the case.

The cases are a little tricky to use and I'm certain that they are
frequently handled with some force (after all, Library materials are
treated with about the same respect as rental cars.....). I have never
seen this problem occur with CDs or CD-ROMs and I'm certain that is because
they are housed in different cases.

Has anyone else had this damage to DVDs? Is this a real design flaw? Are
some DVD cases better than others?

Thanks,

Kate

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Kate Vaux
Media Information Librarian

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Media Collections
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The Information Division
The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010
Australia

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