[Videolib] theft prevention and floating collections

John Fossett (jfossett@krl.org)
Wed, 1 Mar 2006 10:15:15 -0800

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Greetings,

I am gathering information about theft prevention and floating
collections.=20

Last year we took the entertainment DVDs within our collection and made
them "float". Now we are looking at floating other parts of the media
collection. However, the branch managers are concerned that this may
have an impact on security and that loss rates will climb**. We have no
security tags on items and none of the branches have security gates at
the entrance/exit so, as a theft prevention measure, we keep the discs
behind the desk and display the empty cases. Each branch has their
method of doing this. Some use accession numbers written on each disc
with corresponding numbers written on a sticker on each case and on the
sleeve in which they are placed each time. Some branches use a more
flexible system; they have a numbered tag which is placed in the case as
it's discharged and the disc goes into a sleeve with a corresponding
number.

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My questions:=20

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What measures have you implemented to reduce media losses?=20

Are these measures applied system-wide or does each library adopt their
own method?

For those of you with floating collections have you faced security
issues unique to floating collections?

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Do you float all or parts of your collection?

What other challenges have you faced with floating collections?

What benefits have you noticed with floating collections?

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Thank you,

John Fossett

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**Two years ago our media collection was decimated by thieves.

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John F. Fossett

Media Librarian

Kitsap Regional Library

1301 Sylvan Way

Bremerton, WA 98310

jfossett@krl.org=20

(360)405-9101

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<p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'text-indent:9.0pt'><font size=3D3 =
face=3D"Book Antiqua"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Book Antiqua"'>I am gathering =
information
about theft prevention and floating collections. =
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'text-indent:9.0pt'><font size=3D3 =
face=3D"Book Antiqua"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Book Antiqua"'>Last year we took =
the
entertainment DVDs within our collection and made them =
&#8220;float&#8221;. Now
we are looking at floating other parts of the media collection. However, =
the branch
managers are concerned that this may have an impact on security and that =
loss
rates will climb**. We have no security tags on items and none of the =
branches
have security gates at the entrance/exit so, as a theft prevention =
measure, we
keep the discs behind the desk and display the empty cases. Each branch =
has
their method of doing this. Some use accession numbers written on each =
disc
with corresponding numbers written on a sticker on each case and on the =
sleeve
in which they are placed each time. Some branches use a more flexible =
system;
they have a numbered tag which is placed in the case as it&#8217;s =
discharged
and the disc goes into a sleeve with a corresponding =
number.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'text-indent:9.0pt'><font size=3D3 =
face=3D"Book Antiqua"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Book Antiqua"'>What measures have =
you
implemented to reduce media losses? <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'text-indent:9.0pt'><font size=3D3 =
face=3D"Book Antiqua"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Book Antiqua"'>Are these measures =
applied
system-wide or does each library adopt their own =
method?<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'text-indent:9.0pt'><font size=3D3 =
face=3D"Book Antiqua"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Book Antiqua"'>For those of you =
with
floating collections have you faced security issues unique to floating
collections?<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'text-indent:9.0pt'><font size=3D3 =
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face=3D"Book Antiqua"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Book Antiqua"'>Do you float all =
or parts
of your collection?<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'text-indent:9.0pt'><font size=3D3 =
face=3D"Book Antiqua"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Book Antiqua"'>What other =
challenges have
you faced with floating collections?<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'text-indent:9.0pt'><font size=3D3 =
face=3D"Book Antiqua"><span
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you
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