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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.
NetLibrary, Inc.
Description iii, 596 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Boulder, Colo. : NetLibrary, 2000. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to NetLibrary affiliated libraries.
ISBN 0585299935 (electronic bk.) : $139.95
1878289691 (cloth)
OCLC # 45731044
Additional Format Original (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
 About the Authors584