For security we are using some kind of clear plastic hinged boxes. They are much
bigger than the videos themselves so there is a lot of wasted shelf space. I don't
know how we came to choose these large boxes. I don't know what company makes them,
either, but I could find out if you want me to. I am pretty sure they are not made by
You didn't ask specifically, but we class and shelve all videos according to LC. VHSs
and DVDs are separate. (We have a few hundred laserdiscs but they are still back in
the closed shelves.) Feel free to ask for more detail!
Lisa Flanzraich wrote:
> We are seriously considering open shelving from a closed shelving system.
> Students would be able to find the videos they want through the call number.
> We are an academic library. Are there academic libraries out there that have open
> video shelving? What kind of security devices do you use to prevent theft? Do you
> use something like the Alpha Secure Case System? All feedback is appreciated.
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