New books on Communities of Practice
This two-volume book might be of interest to members of this group as it deals with Communities of Practice and Networks (albeit in an educational context)
The full details of both volumes of the book are available from the URL below. This site includes the full text of the introductory chapters to both volumes + abstracts and author biographies for the remaining chapters.
Both books contain chapters on Communities of Practice in universities and Schools as well as Communities of Practice in Adult and continuing Education. Volume 1 focuses primarily on co-located communities while volume 2 focuses primarily on virtual/ on-line communities and distance learning.
The links to the ISBN numbers at the top of each page go toAmazon.co.uk and take you to either the two-volume set (which is not availableyet) or the individual volumes (which are available and cheaper); the link to thepublisher's web site only gives the option of buying a two volume set).