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Title: Intranets and Local Community: 'Yes, an intranet is all very well, but do we still get free beer and a barbeque?
Authors: Arnold, M.
Gibbs, M.R.
Wright, P.
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Springer London, Dordrecht Amsterdam
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Communities and Technologies: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Communities and Technologies 2003
metadata.mci.reference.pages: 185-204
Series/Report no.: Communities and Technologies
Abstract: This paper arises from a three year research project examining the development and implementation of a residential community intranet in Melbourne, Australia. At the time of writing, the level of use of the intranet by residents is low, and the paper explores possible reasons why this may be the case. These reasons include: a) the possibility that the aggregation of potential users and content is not appropriate
b) the possibility that the technology is not appropriate
c) the possibility that the conception of community relations on which the intranet is premised is not appropriate
d) the possibility that residents’ perception of efforts to engineer community relations is not appropriate
and e) the possibility that the identity of the intranet as a domestic artefact has not yet been recognised by the residents. A consideration of these five possibilities using the specific case study raises issues concerning both particular community intranets, and more general socio-technical relations.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1007/978-94-017-0115-0_10
ISBN: 978-94-017-0115-0
metadata.mci.conference.sessiontitle: Full Papers
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