© 1993

CSCW in Practice: an Introduction and Case Studies

  • Dan Diaper
  • Colston Sanger

Part of the Computer Supported Cooperative Work book series (CSCW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. J. Brooke
    Pages 23-30
  3. B. Hewitt, G. N. Gilbert
    Pages 31-38
  4. G. N. Gilbert
    Pages 39-50
  5. J. Newman
    Pages 93-104
  6. I. D. Benest, D. Dukić
    Pages 127-150
  7. R. R. Seward, D. Diaper, C. Sanger
    Pages 151-161
  8. A. Kirkwood, S. Furner, W. Ablard, B. Clark, K. Dickerson, A. Mercer et al.
    Pages 163-176
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 177-196

About this book


Dan, is this book going to provide a substantial, coherent and timely contribution to CSCW or is it just going to be a ragbag of papers from several meetings stuck together? The latter, of course, Colston. However, . . . . . . and the "However" was rather long and technical, but not substantially different in overall content from that of this pref­ ace. Most of the papers contained in this book were initially presented at meetings organized by the UK's Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) Special Interest Group in 1991, but the book is not a proceedings, whatever the above quo­ tation suggests. Readers will immediately notice that, unlike typical proceedings, all the references are placed together at the end of the book and that there is a substantial index: the hall­ mark of all proper, technical books of quality. If you choose to delve further than this preface, you will find that each chapter is cross-referenced, thus you also gain a coherent structure across chapters - an advantage traditionally associated with high quali­ ty single-author books. Furthermore, turning apparent disadvantage to advantage, while single-author books must inevitably present the idiosyncratic perspective of their author, in this book, and appropriately for a young area such as CSCW, you will be presented with the views of a dozen CSCW experts who all have considerable, hard-won experience, gained over many years.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Dan Diaper
    • 1
  • Colston Sanger
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.GID LtdHaslemere SurreyUK

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