House DVDs in standard DVD cases. If the item does not come in a shelf-stable DVD case (e.g., if it is oddly sized or mostly cardboard), adapt the container information as needed and insert into a new DVD case.
Do not apply labels of any kind to double-sided DVDs! This includes security strips and CNUM labels. See Example C below.
Do not mark double-sided DVDs in any way.
For single-sided DVDs: Place clear Compact Disc Security Overlay Label on DVD:
- Center clear overlay on label side of DVD, positioned so strips are horizontal, and hold firmly in position.
- Lift smaller portion of overlay and bend it back while removing the liner.
- Roll the adhesive surface of overlay onto DVD – carefully!
- Remove liner from large portion of overlay and roll overlay onto DVD.
- Rub entire surface of overlay to bond it to DVD.
- Security strip and bookplate accompanying guides which will not be staying in the DVD case, including "loose" guides laid into double DVD cases.
For double-sided DVDs: Place a security strip in the case:
- Remove packaging insert from outer plastic sleeve.
- Hyper open case and lift outer plastic sleeve.
- Place a single-sided book security strip along the exposed spine of the case (i.e., under the plastic sleeve).
- Cover and secure it with a strip of black electrical tape.
If a DVD lacks a standard DVD case:
- Transfer DVD to a "blank" DVD case.
- Modify provided packaging, if available, to fit in the external clear plastic sleave of the "blank" DVD case.
- If there is no packaging to insert:
- Find suitable graphics online or create a simple text insert.
- See Example D below.
Most guidebooks which accompany DVDs will fit in the clips on the inside of the front cover of the case. If an accompanying guide is present, which will not fit inside the DVD case:
- Add a bookplate to the guide.
- Security strip the guide.
Place an FBI Copyright sticker on the inside of the left cover of the DVD case (generally this means it will be under any brief program notes or guide that is included).
Add barcode on the upper left corner of the outer plastic back cover of the DVD case, regardless of information it may be obscuring on the packaging insert under the sleeve. Link the DVD to the CNUM. Follow instructions on InvC slip. See Example A below.
If the DVD has a separate accompanying guide, check with supervisor for barcode placement. (Possible locations are centered at the top, inside the back cover (as with VHS guides) or somewhere on the back, especially towards the upper right-hand corner (as with CD booklets).)
Print one call number (aka spine) label for each DVD case. DVD will be generated in line 1 of the label. Add the CNUM to line 7 of the label in the following format ABC1234 (i.e., all caps, no space).
If there is a separate accompanying guide, print an additional call number label for it. Attach a pre-printed "Guide held at Circ Desk" to the upper left-hand corner of the DVD case. See Example E below.
Place the call number label on the upper right corner of the back of the DVD case. Do not worry if the label covers up any other information from the packaging. See Example A below.
For separate accompanying guides, check with supervisor for call number label placement. See Example F below.
Place a CNUM label, with the CNUM written on it, on the top surface of a single-sided DVD, do not label any double-sided DVDs.
If multipe discs are housed in one case, then record the disc number on the CNUM label.
Arrange DVD's and accompanying guides in call number order, retaining any InvC slips with the DVDs.