Re: video cassette security

Katie Brewer-Berres (
Mon, 21 Jul 1997 08:53:04 -500 EST

We put the tattle tape under the library's label on the
videocassette. You can't tell that it is there.

--Katie Brewer
Trexler Library
Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales

> Date: Tue, 15 Jul 1997 11:01:28 -0700
> Reply-to:
> From: Jeff Pearson <JPEARSON@CMS.CC.WAYNE.EDU>
> To: Multiple recipients of list <>
> Subject: video cassette security

> I know this was discussed somewhat recently, so please forgive me for not
> remembering and bringing it up again. Also, please forgive the cross-posting.
> 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 remember
> 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