Re: [Videolib] Travel with videos question

Lori Stevens (
Fri, 04 Jun 2004 11:14:09 -0600

Hi Randy,
I do quite a bit of flying with tapes, and do just fine with them in my carry on bags. If I remember correctly, I was told that the blast that they zap your checked bags with is quite a bit stronger than the carry on one. I usually ask for a hand inspection too, to avoid having them zapped at all, but then that is in the US heaven only knows what goes on in Eastern Europe.


Lori Stevens
Media Librarian
Utah Valley State College Library
Orem, Utah 84058

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>>> 06/04/04 10:58 AM >>>
Hello, video-lings.

Here's a query I've not had to deal with before, and I'm hoping some of
you can help out:

Randy, a coworker will be bringing back a dozen films (VHS mostly) from
Lithuania for the Media Center. Should she be concerned about their going
through x-ray machines? Personnel screeners? Are there any other hazards
(besides extreme heat) that she should be aware of? Thanks.

Any thoughts? Much appreciated,

Randy Hertzler
University of Washington Libraries, Seattle
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