DVDs repair

Elise Vidal (Evidal@las-cruces.org)
Mon, 7 Jan 2002 16:26:29 -0800 (PST)

We have just started to collect and circulate DVD's.
Our main problem has been protecting the DVD from damage, they are
circulating once maybe twice and coming back with scratches that hinder
play.
Yes, I own a Skip Doctor, it works great the 1st or 2nd time, but when some
of these DVDs need to be put in the Skip doctor every time they circulate,
the DVD is a goner.
What I'd like to know is how other Libraries handle the return of damage
materials?
Do you charge the patron for damage DVDs?
Which is the best high end machine for major scratch repairs?
Has anyone tried the shields, I have had limited success, they will work on
some machines and not others. Here in New Mexico we have a problem with
static electricity, we are very dry, so the shields that use static to
stick to the DVD, pucker. Any kind of hints/comments would be greatly
appreciated. Thank

Elise Vidal
Media Technician
Thomas Branigan Memorial Library
evidal@las-cruce.org