The Development of an Information System for the Solidarity Economy Movement

September 2011

This is a very excellent article that might inform our data commons work, outlining some of the structure, process, successes and challenges of Brazil's online efforts to promote and connect solidarity economy initiatives: http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/660/712

The Development of an Information System for the Solidarity Economy Movement
Alan Freihof Tygel, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Celso Alexandre Souza de Alvear, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

This article aims to describe and analyze the development process of Cirandas (http://www.cirandas.net), an information system geared towards the Solidarity Economy community in Brazil. The creation of a virtual community incorporated in a real community permits an analysis of the similarities and differences between both instances of the community.