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Collaborative tools and the practicalities of professional work at the International Monetary Fund: Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Part 2 (of 2)

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Collaborative tools and the practicalities of professional work at the International Monetary Fund : Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Part 2 (of 2). / Harper, Richard; Sellen, Abigail; [Unknown], Anon (Editor).

CHI '95 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York : ACM, 1995. p. 122-129.

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Harper, Richard ; Sellen, Abigail ; [Unknown], Anon (Editor). / Collaborative tools and the practicalities of professional work at the International Monetary Fund : Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Part 2 (of 2). CHI '95 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York : ACM, 1995. pp. 122-129

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