So here's a question for those of you out there in library land. What do you do with floppy disks that get left behind by patrons? In theory, we hold them for a few months, then dispose of them. However, we have no system in place to do this. They build up until there's a stack of 30 or 40 and then we go through them. Many of our patrons are switching over to flash drives (we have a mix of machines, some are not USB capable), but there are a lot (mostly younger people) that still use floppy disks.
We're thinking of getting an official floppy disk holder with month separators to slot the found disks in. But until we do this, we just have a stack.
Anyone do something different? Does anyone reformat the disks for patron use?
Tags: libraries, floppy disks