|Media & AV Services|
For Loan to Member Libraries :
Thomas Finnigan (845)471-6060 ext.244 firstname.lastname@example.org Christopher Herron (845)471-6060 ext.247 email@example.com
Tips for CD and DVD use: Handle a DVD more carefully than a CD. To remove from the case, press the "push here" button on the hub located at the center of the disc. Using your other hand, gently remove the disc by its outer edge. Never remove by prying the outer edge.
- Do not bend or twist discs.
- Handle discs only from the edges and the center hole
- Do not touch the disc surface
- Don't stack discs
- Make sure the disc is properly seated in the tray before closing the door
- Single-side discs should be inserted with the titles and artwork facing up
- Always store the disc in its protective case
- Keep discs away from extreme heat or direct sunlight
- Do not use any abrasive solvents or cleaning solutions
- Wipe discs gently in only a radial direction (a straight line between the hub and the rim) not in a circle.
Tips for Videocassette use: Store videocassettes in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat, light and magnetic field (such as your television set). Don't force the controls on your VCR.. Use slowly and carefully to prevent jamming and damage. Clean tape heads on your VCR periodically. Never leave videocassettes in your VCR after use. This can cause wrinkling, slack, and stretching. Always rewind your cassettes immediately after use. For more information about caring for videotape see tips from American Institute for Conservation of Historical and Artistic Works , the Do's and Don'ts of Videotape Care , and info from the Magnetic Media Restoration Company (click on Magnetic Tape Preservation).
Tips for 16mm Film Use: Use only a 16mm sound projector. Check the projector before screening. Thread the film carefully and correctly. Stop the projector at the first sign of trouble. Don't mend the film with any type of splice. If a film breaks, send the damaged footage back with the film. Rewind the film and return it in its can, in proper condition. Mid-Hudson Library System checks and cleans all 16mm films before each loan and disclaims any responsibility for damage to user's 16mm film projector which should be checked by the user on a regular basis.
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