Re: [Videolib] Fw: Request for cost figures for cleaning DVDs--2nd post

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Wed, 7 Mar 2007 14:46:40 -0800

Hi

We have an EcoSenior and haven't found a disc yet that it won't bring back to
life (barring cracks and serious chips).

Worth the considerable investment...particularly if you have discs that aren't
easy to re-purchase...

Gary Handman*

>
>
> 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.
>
> Thanks,
> Amy
>
>
> ---------------------------------------
> Amy Stewart-Mailhiot
> Head, Media Services
> Government Information Librarian
> Central Library
> Vanderbilt University
> 419 21st Ave. S
> Nashville, TN 37240
> phone: (615)322-2838
> Email: amy.stewart-mailhiot@vanderbilt.edu
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