Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)

Authored by: Kevin L. Mills

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
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In this entry, we consider various definitions for computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) and related terms, and we draw outlines around the large scope covered by CSCW. Subsequently, we consider the main challenges that have impeded us from realizing the great promise of CSCW and we identify some factors that could help CSCW succeed. We review the current state of practice for CSCW, along with some promising technologies. We close with our outlook for CSCW.

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