About this Event
Join the Dialogue
success of the EPA Library Dialogue depends upon broad and active
participation. Here's how you can take part:
How to Participate
Sign up for the online
discussion in the section of the Web site entitled Join
Learn more about
environmental resources and library use of the Internet in the
Briefing Book section. Encourage
friends and colleagues who can contribute to the discussion
to join in the activity.
Plan to allocate
approximately thirty minutes daily to review the daily messages,
summaries and the background material. Please make brief comments
as you feel appropriate.
- Review the agenda
and join the discussion.
- Follow the discussion.
You may read the Dialogue using message Threads (all replies to
the first message are grouped below that message), a Subject matter
index or Date and Author indices.
- Post a message. Messages
are posted to the discussion by using a comment form on the web
site. When you click on a message in the discussion, you will
see two hot links in the top corners of the screen. If you want
to start a new topic, click on the link "Post a New Message" in
the upper left-hand corner. If you want to reply to a previous
message just click on the link "Reply to This Message" in the
upper right-hand corner.
Create clear subject
headers. We would like to solicit your help in making the discussion
easy to follow. As those of you who are familiar with asynchronous
discussions know, subject matter headers and threads can be
cumbersome to follow. This happens because participants often
do not take the time to summarize their message accurately in
the header line. Please take the time to select a good message
header that succinctly encapsulates your thoughts.
Please also remember
that unlike e-mail, the Reply feature may not always be your
best option. Your thoughts on the topic under discussion may
be breaking new ground; under these circumstances please post
a new message.
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