Re: Re: [Videolib] DVD storage - suggestions wanted

Karen Fischer (
23 Sep 2003 13:29:53 GMT

We currently use Alpha Security cases for our DVDs, but are looking into other
possibilities. I have over 20 pried open DVD security cases sitting next to
my desk right now, with empty cases. Some were found placed back on the
shelves and others in the restroom or quiet areas of the book stacks. This
took place over the summer. A few of our branches have also lost DVDs the
same way.
They do fit nicely on the shelves, but are not as secure as we originally

Karen Fischer
AV Librarian
Mansfield/Richland County Public Library
Mansfield, OH

Hi, Lynne
We use Alpha Security cases at our main library and one of our branches.
The cases are put in the security cases and put on open shelves, which are
not in sightline of the circulation desks. At our other branch, they do not
have as large a collection, and the collection is close to the circ desk.
The new Alpha products are nice in that they stand up properly on the
shelves, close together. The security cases take up about the same amount
of room on a shelve as a video clamshell case. Alpha also has security
cases for multiple disk boxes, such as Roots, and other titles. Hope this

Becky Tatar
Unit Head, Periodicals, Audiovisual
Aurora Public Library
1 E. Benton Street
Aurora, IL 60505
PHONE: 630-264-4100
FAX: 630-896-3209

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