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1. The content of the e-forum, The Incredible Shrinking Cataloging Department: How to Do More with Less
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was extremely valuable36.9% (59)51.9% (83)9.4% (15)1.9% (3)0.0% (0)1.76160
was current & relevant55.7% (88)40.5% (64)3.2% (5)0.6% (1)0.0% (0)1.49158
was appropriate to my needs32.9% (52)47.5% (75)17.1% (27)2.5% (4)0.0% (0)1.89158
covered the topic as described40.8% (64)55.4% (87)3.2% (5)0.6% (1)0.0% (0)1.64157
increased my knowledge about the topic covered41.1% (65)49.4% (78)8.2% (13)1.3% (2)0.0% (0)1.70158
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2. Overall, the hosts, Xiaoli Li and Wade Wyckoff
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were knowledgeable43.1% (69)49.4% (79)7.5% (12)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.64160
were prepared46.2% (72)46.8% (73)7.1% (11)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.61156
were active in guiding discussion43.3% (68)44.6% (70)12.1% (19)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.69157
answered participants questions40.8% (62)44.1% (67)14.5% (22)0.7% (1)0.0% (0)1.75152
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3. The length of the e-forum discussion was
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Too long3.5% (4)7.0% (8)23.5% (27)53.0% (61)13.0% (15)3.65115
Just right34.4% (53)51.3% (79)9.1% (14)4.5% (7)0.6% (1)1.86154
Too short4.5% (5)10.7% (12)25.0% (28)49.1% (55)10.7% (12)3.51112

4. What did you find most useful about the e-forum?
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5. Are there ways this e-forum could have been improved?
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6. What other topics would you like to see discussions as e-forums?
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7. How did you participate in the e-forum?
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I followed the discussion and contributed posts to the discussion.
12.5%20
I followed the discussion as it was going, but did not contribute any content.
75.6%121
I reviewed the archive and/or email digests after the e-forum was complete.
11.9%19

8. Have you participated in other e-forums in the past?
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Yes
73.8%118
No
26.3%42

9. How did you learn about this e-forum? (Check all that apply)
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ALCTS Web site
12.6%19
ALA Web site
2.6%4
ALCTS Online Newsletter
7.3%11
Email Announcement
78.8%119
Word of Mouth
9.3%14
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10. Are you a member of?
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ALA
51.3%78
ALCTS
36.2%55
Library ALA Chapter (State Library Association)
22.4%34
None of the above
38.8%59
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11. Type of library, organization, or institution:
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University
55.6%89
College
9.4%15
Community College
6.9%11
Public
15.0%24
School
1.3%2
Special/Corp.
11.9%19

12. Select one area in which you work primarily:
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Acquisitions
8.8%13
Administration
9.5%14
Cataloging
62.2%92
Collection Development
7.4%11
Circulation
2.7%4
Preservation/Archives
1.4%2
Serials
4.1%6
Special Collections 0.0%0
Web/Digital Resources
4.1%6
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13. At what level is your position?
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Director
5.0%8
Assoc./Asst. Director
6.3%10
Department Head
25.2%40
Supervisor/Manager
27.7%44
Non-supervisory
20.8%33
Paraprofessional Staff
15.1%24

14. Additional Comments:
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