RE: [Videolib] Open access to DVD collection

Patti McVay Gorrell (
Tue, 08 May 2007 15:34:22 -0400

And another slant that includes the damage to the dvds.....

At 10:07 AM 4/30/2007, you wrote:
>We are a 9 branch county system. The headquarters branch had been using
>lock boxes. In the past two years we switched to security strips. Some of
>our smaller branches use the dummy box system with the DVDs in sleeves
>behind the front desk. We lose more DVDs to damage than to theft.
>Helene Lynch
>Reference Librarian
>Mercer County Library System
>Lawrence Headquarters Branch

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