RE: video cassette security

HIRSCH Bonnie C (
Tue, 15 Jul 1997 13:02:00 -0700

We use the book tattle-tape directly on the videocassette itself, on the
bottom next to the groove that runs along the cassette. We have had not
problem with it hanging up in machines - have many videos with circs up
in the 100-200 range. Seem to have no more security problem that we do
with books.
Our self-check machine is programed to not check out and
desensitize media. The Circ people do not desensitize out-going media,
but hand it around the security gate to the exiting customer.

Bonnie Hirsch
Eugene (Oregon) Public Library

| From: Jeff Pearson
| To: Multiple recipients of list
| Subject: video cassette security
| Date: Tuesday, July 15, 1997 11:01AM
| I know this was discussed somewhat recently, so please forgive me for
| remembering and bringing it up again. Also, please forgive the
| We are converting our video collection from closed to open stacks. We
will be
| applying tattle-tape to the videos for the 3M security system. Is
there a best
| place to put the tattle tape on a video cassette shell? I seem to
| a lister placing it on the inside of the hinged lid, where a patron
would be
| less likely to go looking for it. Also, 3M sells tattle tape strips
| specifically for videotapes. I have found that regular book tattle
tape fits
| in the cassette shell and works fine at triggering the alarm. Any
reason we
| should only use the just-for-videos tattle tape?
| Also, I would appreciate anything anyone has to offer in terms of
handling an
| open-stacks video collection, and preventing theft.
| Many thanks,
| Jeffrey Pearson
| Wayne State University Libraries, Detroit