Half Hollow Hills Community Library
Dix Hills, NY 11746
----- Original Message -----
From: "Deg Farrelly" <DEG.FARRELLY@asu.edu>
To: "Multiple recipients of list" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002 1:23 PM
Subject: RE: Audio Listening Stations
> We use rather simple consumer grade equipment for our listening stations
> our video viewing stations.
> So far, with great success.
> In our continuing effort to eliminate barriers for our users, we leave the
> headphones at the stations, and have found that they do not disappear.
> do, however, wear out.
> But to minimize theft, we buy large, relatively ugly headphones, from
> Shack. We found that a "Y" cord (one cord from each ear) inevitably gets
> pulled apart by users, so we get the headphones with a single cord
> to one ear.
> We also avoid "foam" ear pads, preferring the padded vinyl, which can be
> wiped off with an alcohol wipe before/after use. We provide a jar of
> individual wipes at the listening carrels, and leave it up to the user to
> determine whether or not to use them.
> One thing that was really worthwhile.... extended warranties on the
> headphones. When we purchase them we buy the 3 year warranty. If one is
> damaged we just take it back for a complete replacement. Definitely a
> savings in the long run.
> > 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