RE: [Videolib] DVD Security Labels

Jen Stutesman (jennifer.stutesman@wwcc.edu)
Mon, 05 Jun 2006 09:51:05 -0700

When I started a circulating DVD collection for our library a few years
ago, I had many playability complaints while I used these strips. After
keeping track of complaints for 3 months on a section of DVDs with
strips and a "control group" without the strips, I stopped using them.
Complaints were reduced to almost nil if the strips were not used. We
keep the DVD behind the desk and put the box out. Theft is less than 1%
of the collection per year. Granted, this will be increasingly difficult
the bigger the collection gets. I liked the look of the "red hub" boxes
someone sent. Do those work well?

Now, if we could get people (i.e., *faculty*) to return them on time!!
:-) (We lend for 1 week...)
-jen

Folks:

We are considering using the DVD security labels that apply directly to
the discs, and allow us to use our current security system (gates,
etc.).

What is your experience with these? Do they work? The ones we have
looked at cover one entire side of the disc, so what do you do about
2-sided discs? Is there one that covers only the hub, so that it can be
used on any disc?

Looking for answers!

Thanks!

Rick

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