RE: [Videolib] DVD/CD protectors

Jaeschke, Myles (mjaesch@tulsalibrary.org)
Tue, 16 Sep 2003 10:04:51 -0500

What's wrong with just using a "Sharpie"?

Myles

-----Original Message-----
From: Brigid Duffy [mailto:bduffy@sfsu.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 9:45 AM
To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
Subject: Re: [Videolib] DVD/CD protectors

I have used a Lumocolor permanent marker for years (one marker has
lasted a long time). Perfectly acceptable results, and the price seems
about the same as the CD/DVD marker. Either one should be good.

Brigid Duffy
Audio Visual/ITV Center
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132-4200
E-mail: bduffy@sfsu.ed

On Monday, September 15, 2003, at 02:49 PM, Carol Dunn wrote:

> On a related note, is anyone out there in library land
> using a CD/DVD Marker by Lumocolor to write your library name on the
> DVD?
> How is this working out for you?
> Carol Dunn---FHCPL
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Scholtz [mailto:jimscholtz@sdln.net]
> Sent: Monday, September 15, 2003 8:50 PM
> To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
> Subject: Re: [Videolib] DVD/CD protectors
>
>
> Hi Guys (and gals), I did lots of investigation and testing of
> products
> before we started out DVD collection. We've only had our collection
> for
> about 1 1/2 years but have had no trouble with the following
> products. They do not bubble-off and we've had virtually no problems
> due
> to scratches. However, we have had a significant number of cracking
> due to
> patron's improper removal of media from the case. Currently, we use
> the
> manufacturer's plastic case with a variety of locking hubs but are
> looking
> into a generic case with a round/non-locking hub. (anyone doing this
> sort
> of thing?)
> Any way - to the point. We purchase all of our products from Specialty
> Store Services. We started using a protective spray on the DVD play
> side,
> but that was messy, worked okay with reapplications every 6-months. We
> apply a protective cover (with 2 embedded magnetic security strips)
> over
> the logo top plus a donut around hub displaying ownership/call number
> information. We then use a product called d_skins (package of 100
> $83). These skins just "snap" on - removal is difficult for patrons
> but if
> the product becomes scratched, the skin can be removed and another put
> in
> it's place. They work great for our purposes. Haven't had any
> complaints
> about unreadaable discs from patrons; however we have had 1-5 skins
> disappear upon return. Sorry, two skins cannot be attached to one
> disc so
> they can't be used for double-sided discs. We still use the spray for
> double-sided discs (Quick Shield). *****However, the d-skins for
> DVDs are
> currently discontinued. A new product for DVD manufactured by d_skins
> will
> be out in January 2004 because of complaints about DVD lenses/imperfect
> laser readings, etc. So far, we've not had a problem with unreadable
> discs
> and we have many Disney titles. Looks like we'll have to find a
> substitute
> as well until the new product arrives. Jim S.
>
> We are thinking about puAt 03:01 PM 9/15/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>> Do any of you use clear disc covers to protect your DVDs or CDs from
>> damage -- i.e those thin, clear plastic films that adhere directly to
>> the
>> disc? I thought they were available only for the top (label) side of
>> the
>> disc, which is the most vulnerable to scratches, but I've just seen a
>> data-side protector (go to www.shopperinc.com & enter "Protect-O-Disc
>> DVD
>> Protector" to see it). I'd be interested in hearing from anyone who
>> uses
>> either top or bottom-side protectors and what your experiences are
>> with
>> them -- reliability, problems playing on equipment, cost-benefit, etc.
> Thanks.
>>
>> Mike Boedicker
>> Audiovisual Director & Webmaster
>> Danville Public Library
>> 319 N. Vermilion, Danville, IL 61832
>> (217) 477-5223 ext. 123 / Fax: (217) 477-5230
>> Library homepage: http://www.danville.lib.il.us
>> Personal homepage: http://www.boedicker.net
>>
>> "There are three sides to every story: my side, your side, and the
>> truth.
>> And no one is lying."
>> -- Robert Evans
>>
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> James C. Scholtz, Director
> Yankton Community Library
> 515 Walnut St.
> Yankton, SD 57078
> 605-668-5276
> jimscholtz@sdln.net
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