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Basic Readings:
Howard Rheingold:The Virtual Community. Home-
steading on the Electronic Frontier. New York:
Addison-Wesley 1993.
Steve Jones (ed.): Cybersociety 2.0: Revisiting
Computer-Mediated Community and Technology.
London: Sage Publications 1998.
Marc Smith and Peter Kollock (eds.): Communities
in Cyberspace. London: Routledge 1999.
J. Preece and D. Maloney-Krichmar: Online
Communities. In: J. Jacko and A. Sears (eds.):
Handbook of Human-Computer Interaction.
Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates 2003.
J. Preece, D. Maloney-Krichmar and C. Abras:
History of Emergence of Online Communities.
In: B.Wellman (ed.): Encyclopedia of Community.
London: Sage, 2003.
C. Leug and D. Fisher (eds.): From Usenet to
CoWebs: Interacting with Social Information
Spaces. Amsterdam: Springer 2003.
Designing Virtual Communities:
Peter Kollock: Design Principles for Online
Communities (1998), http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/
soc/faculty/kollock/papers/design.htm
Jenny Preece: Online Communities: Designing
usability, supporting sociability. Chichester, UK:
John Wiley & Sons 2000, see also:
http://www.ifsm. umbc.edu/onlinecommunities
J. Lazar and J. Preece: Social Considerations in Online
Communities: Usability, Sociability, and Success
Factors. In: H. van Oostendorp (ed.): Cognition in
the Digital World. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum
Associates 2002.
Community Intelligence Labs' articles on Virtual
Communities: http://www.co-i-l.com/coil/
knowledge-garden/vc/index.shtml; in particular,
George Pór: Introduction to Community Design
Architecture (August 1999), http://www.co-i-l.com/
coil/knowledge-garden/vc/cda.shtml
Tutorials:
For practical advice on how to develop and
nourish online communities see the articles on
http://www.sitepoint.com (section on site strategy:
community), for example:
How To Turn Lurkers Into Posters, by SitePoint
Community (January 2003),
http://www.sitepoint.com/article/983;
Keep Your Forums Friendly, by James Ross (August
2002), http://www.sitepoint.com/article/850
Virtual Community Software:
Overview on discussion boards, instant messaging,
chats, conferencing, MUDs & MOOs in J. Preece:
Online Communities, http://www.ifsm.umbc.edu/
onlinecommunities/resources/software/index.htm
Overview of forum software, bulletin and message
boards at http://www.big-boards.com/resources/
software/
Groupware:Virtual Communities, a rich resource
on collaborative technologies, computer mediated
communication & negotiation, CRM, profiles,
privacy, http://www.insead.fr/CALT/Encyclopedia/
ComputerSciences/Groupware/VirtualCommunities/
Lee Bryant: Smarter, Simpler Social: An introduction
to online social software methodology (18 April
2003), http://www.headshift.com/moments/
archives/sss2.html
Conferences & workshops:
Virtual Communities Conference 2004,The Hague,
14-15 June 2004; presentations 1998-2003,
http://www.infonortics.com/vc/
Web Based Communities 2004: IADIS International
Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 25-26 March 2004,
http://www.iadis.org/wbc2004/
3rd International Workshop on (Virtual) Community
Informatics: Electronic Support for Communities -
Local,Virtual and Communities of Practice, Budapest,
Hungary, 20 May 2003, http://is.njit.edu/vci/vci-
www2003/
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