The Agora project recognises that effective communication is a key to achieving successful project outcomes. One of its objectives is to develop an integrated communications environment for both internal and external communications. Collaborative workspace software to support asynchronous communication is seen as the core application within such an environment. Requirements for such software were developed, together with an evaluation plan. Three collaborative workspace products (Web4Groups, BSCW and AltaVista Forum) that passed preliminary criteria were selected for detailed evaluation. Results showed that BSCW met Agora's needs most closely and the project is currently in the process of implemention.
Gardner, T. and Russell, R. (1997), "A collaborative workspace environment: experience of evaluation and selection in the Agora project", VINE, Vol. 27 No. 5, pp. 16-26. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb040662Download as .RIS
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