Re: [Videolib] Security for Videos

John Streepy (John.Streepy@cwu.EDU)
Thu, 19 Feb 2004 08:13:03 -0800

Here at CWU, once a quarter I have a student go through the entire
collection, we have just about 300 discs, to inspect and clean. On
check in, the students are supposed to look at the disc and see if it
needs cleaning. As for cleaning, we use those 3m microfiber cloths,
they are great.
jhs

John H. Streepy
Media Assistant III
Library-Media Circulation
Central Washington University Library
400 E. 8th AVE
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7548

(509) 963-2861
http://www.lib.cwu.edu/media

>>> albrechs@wabash.edu 2/19/2004 7:29:38 AM >>>

>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
x6216
albrechs@wabash.edu

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