Re: [Videolib] DVD Security Labels

Lori Stevens (STEVENLO@uvsc.edu)
Mon, 05 Jun 2006 09:33:56 -0600

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Hi Rick,=20
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We have been using the 3m overlays with the parallel strips on cds and =
dvds for about 6 years. They have worked great, except that when students =
put them into their laptops and walk through the gates the alarm does NOT =
go off. We lose maybe 4 or 5 titles a year out of a collection of 7,000 =
discs. It is open stacks and circulates to faculty, students and staff. =
The thing that is nice is when students try to peel the overlay off, it =
leaves a sticky mess all over the disc that is nearly impossible to clean =
off without ruining the disc. Most of the time, when they try to peel the =
overlay off, it takes some of the data surface with it, rendering the disc =
useless. We keep the double sided ones behind the desk. They get the case =
off the shelf and pick up the disc at check out. If I were you and moving =
to open stacks or something, I would look into the Secure Case with =
benefit denial http://www.shopbrodart.com/shop/cb/product.aspx?pgid=3D3922
Our public library has a collection of about 10,000 discs and recently =
switched over to this and loves it. I may at some point in the future, =
cost is what is keeping me from doing it right now, and I don't know if I =
like stacking two discs on each other (see the ad).
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As far as the hub only security thing goes, I looked into this a few years =
ago and the 3m product just doesn't work. Period. You have to have your =
gates turned up so high to catch the hubs, that everything (strollers, =
wheelchairs, textbooks etc) sets them off and people start ignoring them. =
Also, if you take a stack through and hold them parallel with each other =
they don't set them off either. You may have to replace your gates too, =
since the hub thing only works with the newer ones (made in the last 3 =
years or so). Maybe they have figured it out in the last couple of years, =
but I doubt it. =20
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Lori

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Lori Stevens
Media Librarian
Utah Valley State College Library
Orem, Utah 84058
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Buffy: "See, this is a school. And we have students=20
and they check out books. And then they learn things."
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(Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 1997)
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>>> PROVINE@depauw.edu 6/5/2006 8:24 AM >>>

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
VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of =
issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic =
control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in =
libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve =
as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of =
communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video =
producers and distributors.

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Hi Rick,
 
We have been using the 3m overlays with the parallel strips on cds = and dvds for about 6 years.  They have worked great, except that when = students put them into their laptops and walk through the gates the alarm = does NOT go off.  We lose maybe 4 or 5 titles a year out of = a collection of 7,000 discs.  It is open stacks and circulates to = faculty, students and staff.  The thing that is nice is when students = try to peel the overlay off, it leaves a sticky mess all over the disc = that is nearly impossible to clean off without ruining the disc.  = Most of the time, when they try to peel the overlay off, it takes some of = the data surface with it, rendering the disc useless. We keep the double = sided ones behind the desk.  They get the case off the shelf and pick = up the disc at check out.  If I were you and moving to open stacks or = something, I would look into the Secure Case with benefit denial http:/= /www.shopbrodart.com/shop/cb/product.aspx?pgid=3D3922
Our public library has a collection of about 10,000 discs and = recently switched over to this and loves it.  I may at some point in = the future, cost is what is keeping me from doing it right now, and I = don't know if I like stacking two discs on each other (see the ad).
 
As far as the hub only security thing goes, I looked into this a few = years ago and the 3m product just doesn't work.  Period.  = You have to have your gates turned up so high to catch the hubs, that = everything (strollers, wheelchairs, textbooks etc) sets them off and = people start ignoring them.  Also, if you take a stack through and = hold them parallel with each other they don't set them off either. You may = have to replace your gates too, since the hub thing only works with the = newer ones (made in the last 3 years or so).  Maybe they have figured = it out in the last couple of years, but I doubt it. 
 
 
Lori
 
Lori Stevens
Media Librarian
Utah Valley State College = Library
Orem, Utah 84058
 
Buffy:  "See, this is a school.  And we have students =
            = ; and they check out books. And then they learn things."
 
           &nbs= p;  (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 1997)
     =      

>>> PROVINE@depauw.edu 6/5/2006 8:24 AM >>>
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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!

R= ick
VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion = of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic = control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in = libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve = as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of = communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video = producers and distributors.
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