This was originally posted on LibWireless and various other lists. The link to the presentation and to the survey data is included. Look at the presentation as it is very good and filled with lots of useful information. --- Bill Drew
With apologies for the delays in posting this, and for any cross-postings, here are the results of the surveys I conducted in March. Members of this and other lists were asked to participate in one of 3 concurrent surveys. 228 of you graciously obliged. And I sincerely appreciate the effort of all who took the time to add comments or ask for the results.
The link is:
[PLEASE NOTE: The spaces are actually underscoring.]
A Note on Format: These web pages were prepared specifically for the presentation that I gave at the latest New Jersey Library Association annual conference (April 11-13th). You will find all the data the Surveys yielded but you will not find analysis here. (That was the live narration.) The data created by these surveys (especially Survey A) was not a tsunami to be sure, but I found it enlightening and - sometimes - entertaining. You may too.
Disclaimers / Caveats / Bewares:
1. The web site is incomplete. Yes, the survey data is ALL there, but Not all of it is in readily analyzable form. I'm working on that. As all research done by organic life forms, this study is subject to errors. In other words: Use the data at your own risk.
2. The content of this gaggle of web pages, like both the best and worst of its cyber-ilk, is copyrighted. I feel like a publisher's thug saying so, but must because I have squeezed a publishable article out of it ('Library Hi Tech,' later this year) and have a second in the works. So, if you use any significant bit of it in any creation of your own, please acknowledge the source.
3. Should you make an original observation, trenchant inference, or Funny deduction from what you see, I'd really like to hear it. And, in the event I use said idea in my writing, I will certainly give full credit To the creator. In fact, if said same idea tips the scales at BRILLIANT, I'll ask first (in case it's copyrighted!).
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