"Student-proofing" equipment

Agee, Jane (agee@mail.lib.duke.edu)
Wed, 27 May 98 09:52:36 est

Good morning,
We are considering how we might make our public viewing area for video more
"student-proof" to decrease the amount of tampering with cables and thus
rendering the units non-functional. Currently all monitors and video playback
units are in carrels in a viewing room adjacent to the main service desk. I'd
like to hear from anyone who has found a way to make it more difficult for
students to "play" with the cables.
Also those of you who assign monitors to your users (monitors in the viewing
area with the playback units behind a desk), please share with us your
satisfaction/dissatisfaction with this arrangement.
Thank you in advance.
Jane Agee,
Duke University