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Title Community informatics : enabling communities with information and communications technologies / [edited by] Michael Gurstein.
Imprint Hershey, Pa. : Idea Group Pub., 2000.

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Subject Community life -- Technological innovations.
Computer networks -- Social aspects.
Electronic villages (Computer networks)
Information society.
Alt Name Gurstein, Michael.
Description 1 online resource (iii, 596 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Background and Issues -- Understanding the Context of CI -- CI and Community Networking -- CI and Development -- CI Case Studies.
Note Print version record.
Summary Community Informatics is developing as an approach for linking economic and social development efforts at the community level to the opportunities that information and communication's technologies present. Areas such as SMEs and electronic commerce, community and civic networks, electronic democracy and online participation are among a few of the areas affected. This books is an introduction to the discipline of community informatics. Issues such as trends, controversies, challenges and opportunities facing the community application of information and communications technologies into the millennium are studied.
ISBN 0585299935 (electronic bk.)
9780585299938 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 45731044
Additional Format Print version: Community informatics. Hershey, Pa. : Idea Group Pub., 2000 1878289691 (DLC) 00025310 (OCoLC)43569456
Table of Contents
 Introduction - Community Information: Enabling Community Uses of Information and Communications Technology / Michael Gurstein1
Ch. IThe Access Rainbow: Conceptualizing Universal Access to the Information/Communications Infrastructure / Andrew Clement, Leslie Regan Shade32
Ch. IIRequirements for a Regional Information Infrastructure for Sustainable Communities - The Case for Community Informatics / Thomas Beale52
Ch. IIIEmbedding the Net: Community Empowerment in the Age of Information / Brian D. Loader, Barry Hague, Dave Eagle81
Ch. IVThe Role of Community Information in the Virtual Metropolis: The Co-Existence of Virtual and Proximate Terrains / Paul M. A. Baker104
Ch. VDifferential IT Access and Use Patterns in Rural and Small-Town Atlantic Canada / David Bruce136
Ch. VIBuilding the Information Society from the Bottom Up? EU Public Policy and Community Informatics in North West England / John Cawood, Seamus Simpson151
Ch. VIINew Communities and New Community Networks / Doug Schuler174
Ch. VIIICTCNet, the Community Technology Movement, and the Prospects for Democracy in America / Peter Miller190
Ch. IXCommunity Networks for Reinventing Citizenship and Democracy / Fiorella de Cindio213
Ch. XICT and Local Governance: A View from the South / Susana Finquelievich232
Ch. XICommunity Informatics for Electronic Democracy: Social Shaping of the Digital City in Antwerp (DMA) / Jo Pierson251
Ch. XIIInternet-Based Neighborhood Information Systems: A Comparative Analysis / Danny Krouk, Bill Pitkin, Neal Richman275
Ch. XIIICommunity Impact of Telebased Information Centers / Morten Falch298
Ch. XIVCafematics: The Cybercafe and the Community / James Stewart320
Ch. XVFacilitating Community Processes through Culturally Appropriate Informatics: An Australian Indigenous Community Information Systems Case Study / Andrew Turk, Kathryn Trees339
Ch. XVIOn-Line Discussion Forums in a Swedish Local Government Context / Agneta Ranerup359
Ch. XVIIReinforcing and Opening Communities Through Innovative Technologies [et al.] / Alessandra Agostini, Valeria Giannella, Antonietta Grasso380
Ch. XVIIIAcademic-Community Partnerships for Advanced Information Processing in Low Technology Support Settings / Rosann Webb Collins404
Ch. XIXCommunication Shops and Telecenters in Developing Nations / Royal D. Colle415
Ch. XXVirtual Communities, Real Struggles: Seeking Alternatives for Democratic Networking / Francois Fortier446
Ch. XXILinking Communities to Global Policymaking: A New Electronic Window on the United Nations / John Lawrence, Janice Brodman470
Ch. XXIICommunity and Technology: Social Learning in CCIS / Roger S. Slack494
Ch. XXIIICommunity Participation in the Design of the Seattle Public Schools' Budget Builder Web Site / Chris Halaska516
Ch. XXIVDiscussions and Decisions: Enabling Participation in Design in Geographical Communities [et al.] / Volkmar Pipek, Oliver Marker, Claus Rinner539
Ch. XXVRadio B-92 in Belgrade Harnesses the Power of a Media Activist Community During the War to Keep Broadcasting Despite Terrestrial Ban / Robin Hamman561
Ch. XXVIThe Economics of Community Networking: Case Studies from the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) / Mark Surman568
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