Hello, Charlotte, and all.  I have attached a collation of comments from BC post-secondary libraries offering suggestions in response to a similar question regarding the challenges of dealing with DVDs.

Liz Ball

Liz Ball, Librarian
Selkirk College
301 Frank Beinder Way
Castlegar, BC  V1N 3J1
(250) 365-1229
"A library is a repository of medicine for the mind." --Greek proverb

>>> Charlotte Dionne <[log in to unmask]> 05/02/07 10:51 AM >>>

We are adding more and more DVDs to our collection 
and are exploring ways to secure them.  
We currently apply circular tattle-tapes to our CD-ROMs 
and we put our musical CDs in protective plastic cases.   
Both are freely accessible in the library.
We'd be interested to know if, and how, other libraries are protecting
their DVDs,
using circular tattle-tapes, protective cases, or by storing the disk
behind the circulation desk or in another non accessible place.

We are looking at the practical and financial aspects, 
but we are also concerned with the environmental impact of our choice. 

Any comment or information would be greatly appreciated.
(You can respond to me directly)

Thank you very much,

Charlotte Dionne

Charlotte Dionne
Chef du Service du traitement documentaire
Bibliothèque Champlain
Université de Moncton
Moncton  (N.-B.)
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