[Videolib] DVD security

Herbert, Rue (rherbert@lib.usf.edu)
Thu, 25 Sep 2003 09:10:41 -0400

I know this topic has been discussed to a certain degree recently, but I have a specific inquiry I don't think has yet been addressed. We are in the process of evaluating the current security we use on our DVDs. They are shelved in open stacks using a type of plastic security case. These cases have not provided the security we had hoped. Once the case has been opened several times, it seems to become quite easy to just pull the sides and pop it open. So, we are looking at the 3-M type stripped overlays to use on the actual discs. We use them on our compact discs and cd roms with no problems cited.

I would appreciate any comments anyone has regarding using these on DVDs. Our initial "tests" seem successful, and I realize they cannot be used for 2-sided DVDs, but we have a minimal number of those. It will be quite an investment to strip the entire existing collection, so I'm trying to cover all the possible bases.

Thanks for any input provided.


Rue M. Herbert
Media Resources
Tampa Library
University of South Florida

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