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"Neal, Lisa" <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 29 Mar 2001 08:19:20 -0600
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> CHI 2001 Informal SIG: Building an Online Community to Enhance a Digital
> Library for Cognitive Task Analysis
SIG will take place on Wednesday, 4/4 - see message board for time and

> Organizers:
> Diane Miller, Aptima
> Lisa Neal, EDS
> The purpose of this SIG is to examine the role of online community as part
> of a web site. In particular, we are interested in how discussion forums
> and scheduled online presentations can help bring people together as peers
> or mentors so that otherwise passive and solitary activities - such as use
> of a digital library - become collaborative ones.
> The questions we would like to raise to start a discussion are:
> *     How can a site attract and reward contributors, moderators,
> reviewers, and presenters?
> *     What behavioral protocols and quality measures should be specified
> and adhered to in order to maintain professional behavior without overly
> constraining contributors?
> *     How do we ensure that the site remains - and appears - active, with
> frequent interactions and updates to resources?
> *     How much and what types of site management are required to support
> this notion of site quality?
> *     What differences exist for different types of sites, such as
> commercial vs. academic?
> Lisa Neal
> EDS - Web Universities & Training
> 3 Valley Road
> Lexington, MA 02421
> phone: +01-781-861-7373
> mailto:[log in to unmask]