RE: [Videolib] 3M DVD overlay issues: Fact or Myth?

Jaeschke, Myles (mjaesch@tulsalibrary.org)
Thu, 13 Jul 2006 12:54:14 -0500

I disagree--

We used the 3M overlays for nearly a year on DVDs and had nothing but
problems. DVDs would play just fine for 45min to an hour then many
discs would experience playback problems. We ditched using them on our
DVDs and all playback problems ceased. Please keep in mind this was
quite some time ago that we stop using these on DVDs. We were an early
adopter of this format and machine playback I'm sure has improved.

We still use the overlays on audio CD but not our DVDs. DVD playback is
still too sensitive in my opinion (remember there is a lot more
information packed on to a DVD than a CD) to place stickers on them and
expect them to be balanced enough for proper playback.

Best,
Myles Jaeschke

Tulsa City-County Library System
Media Collection Development Specialist

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
[mailto:owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Stockwell,
Patricia
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2006 8:56 AM
To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
Subject: RE: [Videolib] 3M DVD overlay issues: Fact or Myth?

We have been using 3M security overlays for about 3 years. Now we put
them on our CD's, DVD', and Audio Books CD's. So far we have had no
problem with how the items play. Once in a while we have had a patron
come in and complain about the way they played on their player. I try
the CD or DVD in a couple of the players around here and they play just
fine. What I see more then anything is the problem with dirty smudges on
the play side or a scratch somewhere on the item. I clean them up with
some resurfacing fluid wipe them down and they are just fine. I believe
the problem may be in their personal home player and not the 3M Security
overlays. This is my personal opinion of course.

Patricia J. Stockwell
Library Technician III / College Archivist
Pikes Peak Community College
5675 S. Academy Blvd. Box 7
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
patricia.stockwell@ppcc.edu
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
[mailto:owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Logan, Michael
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 6:15 PM
To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
Subject: [Videolib] 3M DVD overlay issues: Fact or Myth?

Our public library has avoided using the 3M security overlays on our
DVDs because we kept hearing reports of playability issues. However, in
the nearly two years since I've started following this particular issue,
whenever I've communicated with libraries that use them, nobody has
reported any problems with them. I'm beginning to become suspicious. Is
this, in fact, an urban myth? The poodle in the microwave, if you will,
for us AV geeks?

Let us shine a light on this matter. I would very much like to hear from
any and all libraries that are currently using 3M Tattletape DCD-2
overlays on their DVDs. Have you in fact had playability problems? Do
they work like a dream? Do you wish you had never laid eyes upon them?
Do they have a better/worse effect on dual-layer DVDs (as some
preliminary reports indicate--and I don't mean double-sided DVDs)?

There are "reports," sure. Rumors abound. Let us have fact. Let us have
first-hand knowledge. Everyone who uses this product, share the wisdom
of your experience. 3M overlay playability problems: cold, hard
fact...or just another choking Doberman?

I want to believe,

Michael Logan
Acquisitions & Technical Services
Humboldt County Library(
707) 269-1962
mlogan@co.humboldt.ca.us

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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.

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.