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Abstract

The paper suggests directions for future work by bringing together the perspectives of researchers in community informatics (CI) and community operations research (COR). It begins with the assumption that community informatics has evolved into a broader field which includes also virtual CI. The outlined possibilities for future research in CI result from an analysis of past critiques of community informatics and of the evolution of group support systems and COR. The presented ideas complement and expand an earlier research agenda for virtual community informatics, aiming at the development of a better understanding of the needs for networking of virtual and physical communities.

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