Re: Video Hand Saver

Jan Derks, Collection Development (jderks@ald.lib.co.us)
Thu, 19 Jul 2001 11:29:02 -0700 (PDT)

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Circ staff at a couple of our libraries use these wedges and love them! ~ Jan

Jim Scholtz wrote:

> Hi Constance, From the other 2 replies you've received concerning this
> question, I'm not sure if you're referring to a device used in technical
> services to actually open the box (similar to a letter opener) and the
> plastic wrap OR if you're referring to a device primarily used at the
> circulation desk to open the plastic containers for checkout/visual
> inspection/rewinding, etc. (this device is a flat piece of metal in the
> shape of a ironing board/wedge that is slightly narrower at the top and
> gradually increases in width, so that it "wedges" the case open - they
> adhere to countertop via foam tape). We use them at our library and it
> significantly reduces carpel tunnel sydrome and hand stree for multiple
> checkouts day-in, day out. Available from Video Store Shopper, Specialty
> Store Services. (www.shopperinc.com; www.specstoreserv.com) Jim Scholtz,
> Yankton (SD) Community Library. Some of your staff will like them and use
> them, others won't.
>
> At 08:15 AM 7/19/01 -0700, you wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >Has anyone of you used this product "Video Hand Saver" ? It is a device to
> >open VHS cases and prevent hurting fingers. Some staff suggeted to purchase
> >it, and I'd like to know your experience. Or is there any similar product
> >out there? Any comment is appreciated.
> >
> >
> >Constance Hsi
> >Team Leader, Multimedia Team
> >TSD, Queens Borough Public Library
> > yhsi@queenslibrary.org <mailto:yhsi@queenslibrary.org>
> >
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> <img src="0" width=10 height=10 alt="Emacs!"></html>

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Jan Derks
AV Collection Development Librarian
Arapahoe Library District
Littleton,CO 80121
Phone:  303-220-7704 x239
Fax: 303-740-8283
E-mail: jderks@ald.lib.co.us

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<!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> Circ staff at a couple of our libraries use these wedges and love them! ~ Jan

Jim Scholtz wrote:

Hi Constance,  From the other 2 replies you've received concerning this
question, I'm not sure if you're referring to a device used in technical
services to actually open the box (similar to a letter opener) and the
plastic wrap OR if you're referring to a device primarily used at the
circulation desk to open the plastic containers for checkout/visual
inspection/rewinding, etc.  (this device is a flat piece of metal in the
shape of a ironing board/wedge that is slightly narrower at the top and
gradually increases in width, so that it "wedges" the case open - they
adhere to countertop via foam tape).  We use them at our library and it
significantly reduces carpel tunnel sydrome and hand stree for multiple
checkouts day-in, day out.  Available from Video Store Shopper, Specialty
Store Services.  (www.shopperinc.com; www.specstoreserv.com)  Jim Scholtz,
Yankton (SD) Community Library.  Some of your staff will like them and use
them, others won't.

At 08:15 AM 7/19/01 -0700, you wrote:
>Hi,
>
>Has anyone of you used this product "Video Hand Saver" ? It is a device to
>open VHS cases and prevent hurting fingers.  Some staff suggeted to purchase
>it, and I'd like to know your experience. Or is there any similar product
>out there? Any comment is appreciated.
>
>
>Constance Hsi
>Team Leader, Multimedia Team
>TSD, Queens Borough Public Library
>  yhsi@queenslibrary.org <mailto:yhsi@queenslibrary.org>
>
<html>
<img src="0" width=10 height=10 alt="Emacs!"></html>

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Jan Derks
AV Collection Development Librarian
Arapahoe Library District
Littleton,CO 80121
Phone:  303-220-7704 x239
Fax: 303-740-8283
E-mail: jderks@ald.lib.co.us
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