# IEE Colloquium on Human Factors in Electronic Mail and Conferencing Systems

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• ### Electronic mail, information management and organizational culture

Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):3/1 - 3/6
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Discusses how electronic mail and conferencing, and related concepts like bulletin boards, electronic publishing, electronic journals, and more peripherally, online information retrieval, videotex, hypertext, are sometimes subsumed by the term computer mediated communication (CMC). Examples of systems and services trading under any one of these names, often offer others as additional features. Wha... View full abstract»

• ### IEE Colloquium on Human Factors in Electronic Mail and Conferencing Systems' (Digest No.20)

Publication Year: 1989
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The following topics were dealt with: surveys; reviews; comparative studies; organisational issues; new services; and the future View full abstract»

• ### Tools to integrate human and organisational issues in the design of office systems

Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):4/1 - 4/3
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Reviews aspects of the relationship between organisational structure and office systems, looking specifically at the role of office systems in improving organisational performance. The author seeks to identify areas of much needed research and gives an introduction to current work View full abstract»

• ### Electronic mail viewed as a communications catalyst

Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):1/1 - 1/3
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Presents a benchmark' study as an attempt to trace the existing patterns of communication in comparable research communities where new technologically supported methods of communication are becoming available. The interest lies in the insight which it provides into the changes in communicative interactions which may ultimately lead to significant changes in work patterns. An exciting finding is i... View full abstract»

• ### Computer conferencing at the Open University: the Thought Box project

Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):5/1 - 5/3
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The Open University has been gaining experience with computer conferencing in the new course on information technology, in which some 1300 students use a CoSy conference system to augment the OU's usual teaching media. They are also developing the next generation conference system, to overcome some of the limitations encountered with CoSy, as part of the Thought Box Project, which is looking more ... View full abstract»

• ### Trial and survey of the use of electronic mail for disseminating a library newsletter

Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):2/1 - 2/4
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Describes the experimental use of electronic mail for the dissemination of the newsletter of an information unit within Shell International Petroleum Company. Electronic mail was shown to be a success for this purpose and for supporting the activities associated with an information unit in a large multinational organisation. Its timeliness, clarity, and ease of use have assured its continued succe... View full abstract»

• ### On-line reviews: a new application of the Hicom conferencing system

Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):6/1 - 6/4
Cited by:  Patents (57)
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Hicom is a conferencing system aimed specifically at the UK HCI Community. The initiative to start the community came from the Ergonomics Society's information technology special interest group who set up a working group on electronic mail. This made contact with people with similar interests in bodies such as the British Computer Society and the British Psychological Society. DEC donated a Microv... View full abstract»

• ### Multi-media electronic mail facilities: a user-interface design case study

Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):7/1 - 7/5
Cited by:  Patents (1)
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Electronic mail has become one of the most useful and powerful communication tools currently available to mankind. In the past such systems have used a single mode of communication (such as text or speech) in order to achieve the transfer of data, information or knowledge from one location to another. However, with the advent of high bandwidth data transmission facilities (such as ISDN and BISDN) ... View full abstract»