RE: [Videolib] videocassette damage

Gary Handman (
Wed, 28 Apr 2004 17:29:02 -0700

Not sure I totally agree, Rob. A bad splice or a severely crimped tape can
knock a head out of align, or, worse, chip the head...although in my 20
years in the biz I gotta say I've only see this happen once or twice.

And with the way things are going disc-wise we won't have to discuss THIS
topic much longer...

gary h. (who is, as soon as the SEND button is pressed, going to forget
about copyright and chipped heads and make a bee-line home for a good
bottle of Napa Valley syrah)

At 04:04 PM 4/28/2004, you wrote:
>It's not possible for a video to damage a VCR. The VCR is always the
>cause, whether it be dirty heads, or mishandling by the patron(angrily
>ripping the video out of the machine if it gets stuck). It's like saying
>"the hammer hit my fingers"
>Rob Hooft
>JIBC Library
>-----Original Message-----
>[]On Behalf Of Kathleen
>Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 2:30 PM
>Subject: RE: [Videolib] videocassette damage
>there is another side to this question. We have dealt with outraged
>patrons who claim our videotape has damaged their VCRs. We post a notice
>that the library will not be responsible.
>Kathleen Martin
>Co-ordinator of Community Services
>Greater Victoria Public Library
>Victoria, B.C.
>On Tue, 27 Apr 2004, Laroi Lawton wrote:
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Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley


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