Re: [Videolib] Fw: Request for cost figures for cleaning

Amy Stewart-Mailhiot (
Wed, 07 Mar 2007 14:36:11 -0600

This brings up a question that we've been batting around here - how
many libraries perform this kind of cleaning/fixing of DVDs? When
we inherited the video collection from the campus Learning Resource
Center a few years back, the person there told us that there was
'nothing to be done' for damaged DVDs. Given the responses to
Karen's question, thus far, that seems incorrect. I will, of
course, find James' article, but in the mean time thought I'd try
to get a sense of whether or not we are the only library in the
country just tossing out damaged items.


Amy Stewart-Mailhiot
Head, Media Services
Government Information Librarian
Central Library
Vanderbilt University
419 21st Ave. S
Nashville, TN 37240
phone: (615)322-2838
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