And last, if someone out there is using the 3M Mediacheck model 325, how do you
North Carolina State University Libraries
Deg Farrelly wrote:
> Recently the list has discussed security measures / devices for DVDs and
> I would like to inform others on the list of recent conversations with 3M
> regarding their new "donut" target. We generally try to avoid discussing
> specific vendors on this list, but on this issue it is not possible to not
> mention 3M.
> We have been waiting for the release of this product for close to 2 years,
> and have communicated our interest to 3M, thru our rep, several times. It
> is also thru our rep that we solicited price quotes on new security gates.
> I discovered 3M had released the new targets when I spotted them at the
> exhibits at the Computers in Libraries Conference.
> We scheduled the 3M rep to visit the campus, specifically to discuss the new
> targets. When the rep came, she brought along only three (3) targets, but
> said that she would send us more. The rep and her corporate companion spent
> quite some time looking at our new security gates (which are not 3M) before
> meeting with us.
> I would like other members of this list to know what we learned from this
> 1) 3M claims that after 24 hours the "donut" targets are permanent, and
> virtually impossible to remove. 2 weeks after affixing one to a CD, we were
> able to pull it off without any problem.
> 2) The new "donut" targets work ONLY with the latest 3M security gates
> 3) If you do not have the latest model of 3M gates, 3M will NOT sell you
> the targets.
> We continue to explore other options including adjusting the settings on our
> security gates, and talking with Vernon about alternative targets for CDs
> and DVDs. But needless to say, we are VERY disappointed in 3M
> Just thought others on this list should know.
> deg farrelly, Associate Librarian
> Media/Communications Studies/Women's Studies
> Arizona State University West
> P.O. Box 37100
> Phoenix, Arizona 85069-7100
> Phone: 602.543.8522
> Email: firstname.lastname@example.org