Newspaper vandalism ANN ERCELAWN 20 May 1993 15:54 UTC

Date: 20 May 1993 11:00:00 -0400 (EDT)
From: Josephine.Williamson@MVS.UDEL.EDU
Subject: Newspaper vandalism

This problem is really close to my heart because we are also fighting a losing
battle with vandals.  We hold the five most popular daily papers at a public
service desk and require that users leave an ID while they have the paper.
This only helps for the day they are held, since we place the papers in our
current stacks each evening when the desk closes.  We draw a red line at the
top of each paper to get the attention of staff at the exit gate, but thieves
just fold the paper so the line can't be seen.  We also draw a red line
through all photographs on the front page, sports page, etc.  That has reduced
cut outs significantly, but is labor intensive and depressing.

Josie Williamson            <>
University of Delaware