[Videolib] Life Span of VCR "head-cleaning" tapes?

Fersenheim, Tania (FersenheimT@neco.edu)
Fri, 1 Oct 2004 14:54:32 -0400

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When taking an inventory of a very over-crowded and very old collection
of Tech Services supplies I came across 2 VCR head-cleaning tapes.

One appears to have been manufactured sometime in the past 10 years.
The other looks like something from the early days of VHS VCRs. It is
in a heavy-duty plastic case that is very "80s" looking.

Both are very dusty from being in the back of a cabinet for many years.

Anyone know if I should keep these or just toss them?

My instinct is to toss them, but I won't if they are still viable head


Also, how often should one use head-cleaning tapes?


Tania Hewes Fersenheim

Technical Services & Systems Librarian
New England College of Optometry=20
424 Beacon Street=20
Boston, MA 02115=20

617-236-6293 FAX

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