Re: [Videolib] Security for Videos

Susan Albrecht (
Thu, 19 Feb 2004 10:29:38 -0500

>1. Do you barcode the DVD on the discs ? Or elsewhere?

Inside the case--ON the case, not the DVD.

>2. Do you find that DVDs, as opposed to VHS versions, hold up well in
>general use? (in other words are they cost effective?)

DVD is a fairly new format for us--only have been adding for a couple of
years--but there's been surprisingly little damage to the DVDs so far. For
us, the VHS is more problematic: accidental [read: careless]
desensitization zappings; twisted tape; broken housing; etc.

I'd like to piggyback a question onto Carol's #2, if I might. Do any of
you have a set procedure for cleaning/maintaining your DVDs upon return?

Susan at Wabash

Susan Albrecht
Acquisitions Coordinator
Wabash College Lilly Library
Crawfordsville, IN

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