Re: DVD packaging/shelving dilemma

dawn porfirio-milton (
Thu, 4 Nov 1999 15:47:18 -0800 (PST)


Hi Randy,

Our library Friends group is buying us new furniture for our DVD's (BCI
company). We will be using browsing bins and some "face out" shelving. If
we hadn't bought new shelving, I suspect we could have used our video
shelving. Have you tried existing shelving for music cd's or videos???
Regarding repackaging-I wonder if patrons would get confused if the
packaging is the same size as cd's or CD-ROMS. Here we are using a swap out
system with the actual DVD held in a CD case at the Circ. Dept. The patron
will bring up the empty DVD packaging to the Circ. counter to get the DVD.
Hope this info helps.

Dawn Porfirio-Milton
Chula Vista Public Library

>From: "R. Hertzler" <>
>To: Multiple recipients of list <>
>Subject: DVD packaging/shelving dilemma
>Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1999 17:54:11 -0700 (PDT)
>Hi, folks. I checked the archive, but didn't see anything quite on this
>angle of the "DVD Question."
>Given the unique size of DVD packaging, they don't quite fit properly on
>any of our established shelving: they're too wide for the video shelving,
>too tall for the CD shelving. This appears to offer two basic solutions:
>repackage the DVDs to make them fit, or retrofit/purchase new shelving to
>accomodate DVD boxes.
>Anybody been through this? What did you do? How did it go? Any
>recommendations? Thanks!
>Randy Hertzler

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