Re: [Videolib] DVD theft

Jodie Reha (jreha@CHESAPEAKE.LIB.VA.US)
Wed, 28 Apr 2004 10:22:15 -0400


At the Chesapeake Public Library system, we write "CPL" in the free
space surrounding the middle hole of the DVD with a black Sharpie
industrial super permanent fine point marker. We tested these markers
with alcohol to make sure they were permanent. The writing fades a
little, but it is still clearly labeled. If you look at most DVDs, there
is more than enough room to write this. We decided that the actual item
had to be marked in some way so that there was some kind of ownership
mark on the actual item, as well as the property label, barcode and
security tag on the case cover. (We have a Checkpoint security system
and we put a security tag on the inside cover of the DVD case.)


Jodie A. Reha
AV Cataloger
Collection Management Services
Chesapeake Public Library
298 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322-5598
(757)382-8400 fax

>>> 4/27/2004 12:19:48 PM >>>
Well, we think we caught one of the guys who probably swiped about 300
our DVDs. The only problem is that we won't be able to do anything,
the discs do not have any ownership info on them. I pulled up the info
the archives on using markers. My question is, without looking at all
of our discs, is this. Is there a empty space around the center to put
donut label, or write with marker on all DVDs - whether single sided
double sided? I know that the single sided ones will not be a problem
labeling, but I don't know about the double sided ones. As you
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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