RE: [Videolib] Library Self-Check of AV materials

James Scholtz (jimscholtz@sdln.net)
Tue, 4 Apr 2006 16:42:15 -0400

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MessageHi, We used to have our DVDs out in original cases just like books
but found that they walked away readily. Then, we went with the 2 box
system, displaying the original box on-shelf, patron brings that box up to
circ counter, staff member goes to drawer, pulls out generic case (in call #
order), inserts DVD into original case and checks out to patrons. This 2
box system is just too time intensive and hogs space. We will imiplement a
new system in 2 months that the staff is really excited about:

We are using ALEPHA flip racks (in a 2' section, they hold 36 DVDs or CDs)
and install on slatwall, metal grid systems or wall board. Speciality Store
Services.
During processing, TS staff make a color copy of the front/back of the box
and insert it into a plastic/mylar ALEPHA flip rack including processing
(call number, barcode, etc.). The fliprack is then placed on display with
the original DVD box shelved behind the circ counter (with extant discs).
The flipracks are security tagged as well as the original boxes. Patrons
just pick up the fliprack title that they want, bring it to the desk, staff
exchange it for the real box, shelving the fliprack in its' place (so that
we have a visual representation of what's out). this saves both time and
shelf space. I think it will work great for us. Just an idea.

Jim Scholtz, Library Director
Yankton Community Library
515 Walnut St.
Yankton, SD 57078
(605) 668-5276
jimscholtz@sdln.net

-----Original Message-----
From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu
[mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu]On Behalf Of Tatar, Becky
Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 4:42 PM
To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
Subject: RE: [Videolib] Library Self-Check of AV materials

Hi!
We are in the middle of a compact disc conversion - from using Alpha
Security Cases(3 types! no less) to double shelving - empty case on the
shelf, with an accession number on the cover, and the disc in a pocket with
the same accession number in a locked cabinet in back of the circ desk on
2nd floor. We did this last year with our dvds, and our loss has gone down,
except for titles that fall into the transit black hole of Calcutta between
lcoations. Also, the cds will take up less room on the shelf if they aren't
in security cases. However, processing these is time consuming, and
expensive in terms of not only supplies but also staff time.

Becky Tatar
Periodicals/Audiovisuals
Aurora Public Library
1 E. Benton Street
Aurora, IL 60505
Phone: 630-264-4100
FAX: 630-896-3209
bltata@aurora.lib.il.us
www.aurora.lib.il.us

-----Original Message-----
From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu
[mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Patti Ruocco
Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 11:48 AM
To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
Subject: [Videolib] Library Self-Check of AV materials

Hi again,

Now that I've got the hang of sending the group questions, I'm back
again with another that I'm hoping to get some quick input on. My boss is
checking to see what other libraries are doing about using -- or not using,
security cases on AV materials (such as music CDs, VHS, DVDs, etc.) when
implementing self-checkout. We are especially interested in whether the
libraries that have decided to drop using security cases have experienced
any increase in lost/stolen materials. Thanks for any help you can offer.

Patti

Patti Ruocco
Lisle Library District
Phone: 630-971-1675 x117
Email: ruoccop@lislelibrary.org

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size=3D2>Hi,&nbsp; We used to have our DVDs out in original cases just =
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but found that they walked away readily.&nbsp; Then, we went with the 2 =
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system, displaying the original box on-shelf, patron brings that box up =
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counter, staff member goes to drawer, pulls out generic case (in call # =
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inserts DVD into original case and checks out to patrons.&nbsp; This 2 =
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system is just too time intensive and hogs space.&nbsp; We will =
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system in 2 months that the staff is really excited =
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using ALEPHA flip racks (in a 2' section, they hold 36 DVDs or CDs) and =
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on slatwall, metal grid systems or wall board.&nbsp; Speciality Store=20
Services.</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
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size=3D2>During=20
processing, TS staff make a color copy of the front/back of the box and =
insert=20
it into a plastic/mylar ALEPHA flip rack including processing (call =
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barcode, etc.).&nbsp; The fliprack is then placed on display with the =
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DVD box shelved behind the circ counter (with extant discs).&nbsp; The =
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are security tagged as well as the original boxes.&nbsp; Patrons just =
pick up=20
the fliprack title that they want, bring it to the desk, staff exchange =
it for=20
the real box, shelving the fliprack in its' place (so that we have a =
visual=20
representation of what's out).&nbsp; this saves&nbsp;both time and shelf =

space.&nbsp; I think it will work great for us.&nbsp; Just an=20
idea.&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
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<P><FONT size=3D2>Jim Scholtz, Library Director<BR>Yankton Community=20
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[mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu]<B>On Behalf Of =
</B>Tatar,=20
Becky<BR><B>Sent:</B> Tuesday, April 04, 2006 4:42 PM<BR><B>To:</B>=20
videolib@library.berkeley.edu<BR><B>Subject:</B> RE: [Videolib] =
Library=20
Self-Check of AV materials<BR><BR></FONT></DIV>
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class=3D730402420-04042006>We=20
are in the middle of a compact disc conversion - from using Alpha =
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with an=20
accession number on the cover, and the disc in a pocket with the same=20
accession number in a locked cabinet in back of the circ desk on 2nd=20
floor.&nbsp; We did this last year with our dvds, and our loss has =
gone down,=20
except for titles that fall into the transit black hole of Calcutta =
between=20
lcoations.&nbsp; Also, the cds will take up less room on the shelf if =
they=20
aren't in security cases.&nbsp; However, processing these is time =
consuming,=20
and expensive in terms of not only supplies but also staff=20
time.</SPAN></FONT></DIV>
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[mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu] <B>On Behalf Of =
</B>Patti=20
Ruocco<BR><B>Sent:</B> Tuesday, April 04, 2006 11:48 =
AM<BR><B>To:</B>=20
videolib@library.berkeley.edu<BR><B>Subject:</B> [Videolib] Library=20
Self-Check of AV materials<BR><BR></FONT></DIV>Hi again,<BR><BR>Now =
that=20
I've got the hang of sending the group questions, I'm back again =
with=20
another that I'm hoping to get some quick input on.&nbsp; My boss is =

checking to see what other libraries are doing about using -- or not =
using,=20
security cases on AV materials (such as music CDs, VHS, DVDs, etc.) =
when=20
implementing self-checkout. We are especially interested in whether =
the=20
libraries that have decided to drop using security cases have =
experienced=20
any increase in lost/stolen materials. Thanks for any help you can=20
offer.<BR><BR>Patti<BR><X-SIGSEP>
<P></X-SIGSEP><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS">Patti Ruocco<BR>Lisle =
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