Damage caused by DVD cases

Lorraine (llklok@hkucc.hku.hk)
Fri, 1 Mar 2002 01:14:52 -0800 (PST)

Dear All,

Would any of you mind sharing your thoughts on how to prevent damage caused
by DVD cases? We have a growing collection on DVDs and they can be checked
out. Recently we found that many of these DVDs (specially the popular
ones) are broken/damaged in the ring area in the middle. We suspect that
it is caused by the forcible pulling of the DVD out from its case. Buying
replacement copy is not the ultimate solution. We are now considering
replacing these DVDs into the VCD cases which seems safer for the
discs. Perhaps clients are more familiar to VCD cases than DVD
cases. What do you think?

Any idea will be highly appreciated.

Lorraine Lok
AV Librarian
University of Hong Kong Libraries
Pokfulam Road
Hong Kong