Re: DiscCheck machines, again

John Beltram (
Wed, 7 Nov 2001 08:00:46 -0800 (PST)

We use a device called the Skip Doctor and it has been very useful to us
in the Media Library at the University of North Texas.

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I sent this posting out about three (3) weeks back but did not receive
responses. Here's hoping that a second time around will generate some

information. Apparently I am not the only one who would like to know
as I
have had e-mails from others on the list wondering about the same
topic. Please respond if you have information and thanks in advance.

This past year my library district has gotten into the purchase of DVDs
we have also expanded our purchasing of spoken titles (and music) on
Our collection of both is growing rapidly and now we are thinking about

longer term maintenance of these materials.

Does anyone out there on Videolib use any of RTI's DiscCheck machines
inspect, buffer, clean and polish CDs, DVDs and CD-ROMs? There are
models according to RTI's web site: the DC-900, the DC-700 and the

Does your library/school own one of these machines? How well does it
Have you had any problems? Are they worth the expense? Basically, we'd
to know about the experience of anyone who has one of these machines -
or bad.

Responses can be sent directly to me but others may be interested in
information. If this was an inappropriate question for Videolib then my

apologies in advance.


Lucy M. Lockley Phone: 636/441.2300,
Ext. 1563
Collection Development Manager FAX: 636/441.3132
St. Charles City-County Library District
425 Spencer Road
P.O. Box 529 e-mail:
St. Peters, MO 63376-0529 Library website:

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of a virgin?! No one has ANY standards anymore!"
Giles, the Librarian ('Buffy, the Vampire Slayer')
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