Video Cases and DVD cases - Recommendation?

Anne Plyler (aplyler@cclslib.org)
Thu, 15 Jul 1999 12:33:28 -0700 (PDT)

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I am requesting recommendations for cases to hold videosand DVDs in a
public library collection. Please forgive the cross posting to another
list.
I am the video librarian for a headquarters collection at a public
library system in Western New York. We have a collection of about 7,500
videos which we lend to walk-in patrons of one of the co-central
libraries with whom we share a building, and we deliver videos to 34
member libraries in two counties. Right now, our videos are kept in
black cases. There is a plastic pocket to type the title, year, color or
B&W and length of film on the spine and a one-paragraph annotation plus
cast information on the front cover.
Frankly, shelves of these plain black cases with small typed titles
are not very visually appealing. Also, we notice how much patrons like
the "new videos" shelf where we actually put 6 to 12 boxes out
temporarily to alert people to new titles acquired.
My first question is: have some of you used different types of cases
that allows a colorful cover to be affixed to the case or to show
through clear plastic? I'd like to hear about them and be referred to a
recommended company for requesting a sample.
My second question is: right now we don't carry any DVDs, but we
would like to start. What have you found works best to use as a case for
these?
Thank you in advance.
Anne Plyler
(716) 484-7135, Ext. 258 phone
(716) 487-1148 fax
aplyler@cclslib.org

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  I am requesting recommendations for cases to hold videosand DVDs in a public library collection. Please forgive the cross posting to another list.
  I am the video librarian for a headquarters collection at a public library system in Western New York. We have a collection of about 7,500 videos which we lend to walk-in patrons of one of the co-central libraries with whom we share a building, and we deliver videos to 34 member libraries in two counties. Right now, our videos are kept in black cases. There is a plastic pocket to type the title, year, color or B&W and length of film on the spine and a one-paragraph annotation plus cast information on the front cover.
    Frankly, shelves of these plain black cases with small typed titles are not very visually appealing. Also, we notice how much patrons like the "new videos" shelf where we actually put 6 to 12 boxes out temporarily to alert people to new titles acquired.
   My first question is:  have some of you used different types of cases that allows a colorful cover to be affixed to the case or to show through clear plastic? I'd like to hear about them and be referred to a recommended company for requesting a sample.
   My second question is: right now we don't carry any DVDs, but we would like to start. What have you found works best to use as a case for these?
   Thank you in advance.
   Anne Plyler
   (716) 484-7135, Ext. 258 phone
   (716) 487-1148 fax
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