Authority models for collaborative authoring

  title={Authority models for collaborative authoring},
  author={Aaron Krowne and Anil Bazaz},
  journal={37th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2004. Proceedings of the},
  pages={7 pp.-}
We define an authority model, in the context of CSCW, as the characteristics of the system that determine who has control over objects in the system, and how this control manifests. In this paper, we present two natural authority models (free-form and owner-centric) and, employing an empirical study, explore the question "which authority model is best for collaborative, common-based content authoring?" We discover that the answer varies, depending on whether productivity or user satisfaction is… CONTINUE READING
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