At 06:31 AM 4/9/97 -0700, you wrote:
>I think the danger in putting labels there is that they may come off in
>a machine, possibly damaging it. This in turn may damage tapes that
>are subsequently played in the machine.
>My feeling generally is that you shouldn't mess around with that side of the
>Maybe there are other concerns.
>At 04:33 PM 4/8/97 -0700, you wrote:
>>Dear Video Librarians,
>>We are in the process of automating for the first time. We want to be able
>>to put the barcodes directly on the videos, to save the step of opening the
>>case to ensure that the video has been returned. Our first choice is to use
>>the cases that have a hole cut out on the long side of the video case,
>>because these would fit under our scanner. We would then put the barcode on
>>the long side of the video.
>>The problem is, we have been told that you should not put any labels on the
>>side of the video that goes into the machine first. However, we have noticed
>>that many videos come with manufacturer's labels already there!
>>Does anyone have any experience with putting labels on the 'in' side of
>>videos? Also, any other words of wisdom on this subject will be greatly
>>Niagara Falls Public Library, Ontario, Canada
Karen C. Driessen
Director Phone: (406) 243-2856
Mansfield Library FAX: (406) 243-4067
Instructional Media Services E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Montana
Missoula MT 59812