[Videolib] DVD Repair machines

Wendy Ensor (wendy.ensor@orrville.lib.oh.us)
Tue, 03 Apr 2007 13:22:42 -0400

Hi All,

I know we've just discussed DVD repair machine options a few weeks ago,
but I was unable to find these discussions in the archives. And as it
always happens just when you think won't be needing something (like
those past articles) you are suddenly asked about them.

Anyway, we are now considering the pros & cons of purchasing a repair
machine. I have James Scholtz's article from May 2004, LJ, but was
wondering if any "new developments" have ....uhh...developed, or are the
machines basically the same as they were 3 years ago.

We are a small-medium sized library. Currently we have a SkipDr to
handle minor scratches, but it tends to leave the discs with radial
marks, and in my opinion don't do that great of a job. We "send out"
our DVDs with more significant scratches, but none of our CDs.

Thanks for any info.

Wendy Ensor
Reference Librarian
Orrville Public Library
230 N. Main St.
Orrville, OH 44667
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