RE: [Videolib] Cleaning DVDs

Benjamin Sprague (Sprague@riponlibrary.org)
Mon, 18 Apr 2005 12:36:17 -0500

This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand
this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.

------_=_NextPart_001_01C5443C.BD5A59CE
Content-Type: text/plain;
charset="iso-8859-1"


Hi,

We use regular CD cleaner and a microfiber cleaning cloth. The cheap
disc repair machines (i.e. Disc Doctor) - in our experience - do not
work on DVDs, and break easily (plastic gears).

Our resource library has a disc repair machine, they charge member
libraries $.50 per disc, but their results are poor in my opinion (most
look like they haven't been resurfaced at all). Personally, I sent in a
DVD to RubberDisc.com which was unplayable in multiple players (marred
area, disc came loose in shipping) - when it came back, I couldn't even
tell that there had ever been a scratch on the disc!

Again, only my opinion :-)
Benjamin D. Sprague
- Circulation Supervisor
- Technology Resources
Ripon Public Library
http://www.riponlibrary.org <http://www.riponlibrary.org/>
mailto:sprague@riponlibrary.org <mailto:sprague@riponlibrary.org>


-----Original Message-----
From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu
[mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu]On Behalf Of Mary Seligman
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2005 6:59 AM
To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
Subject: [Videolib] Cleaning DVDs

Good morning:
What method(s) do you use for cleaning the surface of DVDs? Due to
handling, they have fingerprints, etc. on them and skip the next time
they're used.
Thanks for your help.
Mary Seligman
Library Media Specialist
Paul D.Schreiber High School
Port Washington, NY 11050

------_=_NextPart_001_01C5443C.BD5A59CE
Content-Type: text/html;
charset="iso-8859-1"

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">

 
Hi,
 
We use regular CD cleaner and a microfiber cleaning cloth.  The cheap disc repair machines (i.e. Disc Doctor) - in our experience - do not work on DVDs, and break easily (plastic gears).
 
Our resource library has a disc repair machine, they charge member libraries $.50 per disc, but their results are poor in my opinion (most look like they haven't been resurfaced at all).  Personally, I sent in a DVD to RubberDisc.com which was unplayable in multiple players (marred area, disc came loose in shipping) - when it came back, I couldn't even tell that there had ever been a scratch on the disc!
 
Again, only my opinion :-)

Benjamin D. Sprague
- Circulation Supervisor
- Technology Resources
Ripon Public Library
http://www.riponlibrary.org
mailto:sprague@riponlibrary.org

 
-----Original Message-----
From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu [mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu]On Behalf Of Mary Seligman
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2005 6:59 AM
To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
Subject: [Videolib] Cleaning DVDs

Good morning:
What method(s) do you use for cleaning the surface of DVDs?  Due to handling, they have fingerprints, etc. on them and skip the next time they're used.
Thanks for your help.
Mary Seligman
Library Media Specialist
Paul D.Schreiber High School
Port Washington, NY 11050
------_=_NextPart_001_01C5443C.BD5A59CE--