RE: [Videolib] Theft of dvds

Mercure, Jeanette (
Mon, 29 Mar 2004 13:37:52 -0500

We found out the hard way. All our dvds were in security cases with a
checkpoint tag on them but we did a quick inventory after a couple of
years and found out that we had lost 85 dvds - about a third of our
collection at the time. They are now housed behind the circulation desk
and since then have only lost dvds when they are intransit from other
libraries - our patrons must now bring our dvds back to our library.

Jeanette Mercure
Head of Collection Management
Newington Public Library
Newington, CT

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of tamara
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2004 9:51 AM
Subject: [Videolib] Theft of dvds

How do you handle theft of dvds? Has anyone done a study to see how much
of their inventory is missing? How much is too much? We are a public
library with over 2,000 dvds and "shrinkage" has become a major problem.


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