Re: Audio Listening Stations

Ellen Druda (edruda@suffolk.lib.ny.us)
Tue, 10 Dec 2002 17:56:58 -0800 (PST)

Thanks Deg, and to all who've helped me. Now, we'll see if anything gets
done!

Ellen
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Ellen Druda
Media Librarian
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
Dix Hills, NY 11746
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Deg Farrelly" <DEG.FARRELLY@asu.edu>
To: "Multiple recipients of list" <videolib@library.berkeley.edu>
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002 1:23 PM
Subject: RE: Audio Listening Stations

> We use rather simple consumer grade equipment for our listening stations
and
> 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.
They
> do, however, wear out.
>
> But to minimize theft, we buy large, relatively ugly headphones, from
Radio
> 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
attached
> 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: deg@asu.edu
> >
> >
>