Re: [Videolib] DVD theft

Pat Shufeldt (
Tue, 27 Apr 2004 13:30:05 -0400

Greenville County Library System (SC) has been using donut labels on all DVD's
for about the 5 years they've had a collection--and that includes using them on
the double-sided ones as well. Beginning a few years later 3-M security
overlays were added to all DVD's. This means that either the wide-screen or
the pan-and-scan version is no longer usable, and sometimes some extras can't
be viewed. I don't know whether staff are instructed to choose one side over
the other for labeling doublesided discs or whether the choice is random.

As a user of this public library collection, and a former supervisor there, I
consider the loss of one side to be unfortunate but necessary. If it's
important that both sides be available, consider buying two copies, put the
donuts on opposite sides, and repackage the two discs as a single circulating

Pat Shufeldt

"Tatar, Becky" wrote:

> Well, we think we caught one of the guys who probably swiped about 300 of
> our DVDs. The only problem is that we won't be able to do anything, since
> the discs do not have any ownership info on them. I pulled up the info in
> the archives on using markers. My question is, without looking at all 1000
> of our discs, is this. Is there a empty space around the center to put a
> donut label, or write with marker on all DVDs - whether single sided or
> double sided? I know that the single sided ones will not be a problem in
> labeling, but I don't know about the double sided ones. As you probably
> have guessed, I don't have a DVD player. Sorry for a stupid question.
> 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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