Re: [Videolib] DVD theft

Fred Sandner (
Tue, 27 Apr 2004 14:22:51 -0400

We use silverized mylar doughnut labels from Specialty Store Services (800-999-0771) which can be imprinted with your library name and short address and which leave a "void" imprint if they are removed which is very difficult to get off. The labels adhere very nicely to DVD & CD discs and have never been a problem.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Tatar, Becky" <>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 11:19:48 -0500

>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
>Videolib mailing list

Fred Sandner
Head, Circulation/Media Services          
Finkelstein Memorial Library

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