Re: [Videolib] Examining DVDs for damage

Lori Stevens (STEVENLO@uvsc.edu)
Fri, 30 Jun 2006 10:22:26 -0600

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Hold them up to the light and look for pinholes (little bits of light =
shining through because the scratch or gouge goes through the data layer. =
Look for cracked hubs. We have a media student worker who polishes the =
dvds when we get a complaint. We handle our own, since the turn around =
time is quicker. As far as products go, we use the JFJ disc repair and =
coat new discs with basic turtle paste wax. It seems to keep the light =
scratches down considerably. I talked to one of the AMIA guys (Jim) and =
he said he didn't know of anything chemically in the wax that could cause =
damage. They are checked at check-in for damage (like baby chew marks, =
snapped or heat damaged discs, or major gouges that don't look like wear =
and tear) and send for repair maintenance if necessary.=20
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Lori (a native Washingtonian)
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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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>>> cpalmore@ups.edu 6/29/2006 6:15:06 PM >>>

Hi All, We're completing our first major DVD inventory after =
having them in the open stacks for one year. Does anyone have any tips or =
guidelines on how to gauge DVD damage? Some DVDs look pretty beat up, but =
play fine. Does anyone have a regimen of cleaning DVDs? If so, which =
department handles this Access Services or Technical Services? What =
particular DVD cleaning products have worked well for you? Thank =
you,Cassandra PalmoreAccess Services SupervisorUniversity of Puget Sound

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<DIV>Hold them up to the light and look for pinholes (little bits of light =
shining through because the scratch or gouge goes through the data =
layer.&nbsp; Look for cracked hubs.&nbsp;&nbsp;We have a media student =
worker who polishes the dvds when we get a complaint.&nbsp; We handle our =
own, since the turn&nbsp;around time is quicker.&nbsp;&nbsp;As far as =
products go, we use the JFJ disc repair and&nbsp;coat new discs with basic =
turtle paste wax.&nbsp; It seems to&nbsp;keep the light scratches down =
considerably.&nbsp; I talked to one of the AMIA guys (Jim) and he said he =
didn't know of anything chemically in the wax that could cause damage.&nbsp=
; &nbsp;They are checked at check-in for damage&nbsp;(like baby chew =
marks, snapped&nbsp;or&nbsp;heat damaged discs, or major gouges that don't =
look like wear and tear) and send for repair maintenance if necessary. =
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<DIV>Lori (a native Washingtonian)<BR>&nbsp;</DIV>
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<DIV>Lori Stevens<BR>Media Librarian<BR>Utah Valley State College =
Library<BR>Orem, Utah 84058</DIV>
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<DIV>Buffy:&nbsp; "See, this is a school.&nbsp; And we have students =
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nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; We=92re completing our first major DVD inventory after =
having them in the open stacks for one year.&nbsp; Does anyone have any =
tips or guidelines on how to gauge DVD damage? Some DVDs look pretty beat =
up, but play fine.&nbsp; Does anyone have a regimen of cleaning DVDs?&nbsp;=
If so, which department handles this Access Services or Technical =
Services?&nbsp; What particular DVD cleaning products have worked well for =
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