בתאריך 30/03/14 11:15 PM, ציטוט Tom Fine:
> The big problem with the original jewel case design was using
> hard/brittle plastic. All of the librarians on this list know what I'm
> talking about. The jewel cases don't stand up to hard use like library
> circulation. The Gaylord cases, made of soft plastic, are much better.
> However, they are more expensive than commodity-priced jewel cases. I
> for one do not like cardboard slip-covers for CDs. They don't protect
> the disc surface well (neither do jewel cases that have been mangled).
> The SACD-style jewel cases have a more rigorous center-spindle holder,
> so they are probably less likely to get broken in that place from
> heavy use. However, they still have brittle plastic hinges, and that
> is a prime weak spot in the design.
> I have offered, several times, to do a free seminar for librarians in
> the local county-wide library system, about proper handling and care
> of CDs and DVDs. No takers. I guess it's cheaper to replace broken
> ones (or just keep them in circulation) than to get educated and
> educate patrons about proper handling. Of course, the record companies
> did a bad job on this from day 1 by saying CDs were "more robust" than
> LPs. They're not except in very specific cases like straight-line
> center-to-edge scratches.
> With so many titles going out of print on CD, and with budgets tight,
> libraries should strive to take better care of their media assets, and
> insist that patrons do, too.
> -- Tom Fine
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