The Journal of Community Informatics provides an opportunity for Community Informatics researchers and others to share their work with the larger community. Through the Journal's application of a rigorous peer review process, knowledge and awareness concerning the community use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is being brought to a wider professional audience.
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Original funding for the Journal was provided by the Canadian Research Alliance for Community Innovation and Networking (CRACIN), a project funded by the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council.
Michael Gurstein, Ph.D.
Centre for Community Informatics Research, Development and Training
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Call for Papers (CfP): Special Issue – Research Methods for Community Informatics
|The Journal of Community Informatics (JoCI) is seeking scholarly articles and notes from the field for a special issue on Research Methods for Community Informatics.|
Vol 10, No 2 (2014): Special Issue: Building the First Mile
Table of Contents
|The First Mile of Broadband Connectivity in Communities: Introduction to the Special Issue||HTML|
|Rob McMahon, Duncan Philpot, Susan O'Donnell, Brian Beaton, Tim Whiteduck, Kevin Burton, Michael Gurstein|
|The Multistakeholder Model, Neo-liberalism and Global (Internet) Governance||HTML|
Points of View
|The Ecology of Community Networking||HTML|
|The First Mile Approach to Community Services in Fort Severn First Nation||HTML|
|Matthew Kakekaspan, Susan O'Donnell, Brian Beaton, Brian Walmark, Kerri Gibson|
|Bridging the Divide: Understanding and Implementing Access to the Internet as a Human Right||HTML|
|Understanding Broadband Infrastructure Development in Remote and Rural Communities – a Staged and Reflexive Approach||HTML|
|Ingjerd Skogseid, Ivar Petter Grøtte, Geir Liavåg Strand|
|First Mile Challenges to Last Mile Rhetoric: Exploring the Discourse between Remote and Rural First Nations and the Telecom Industry||HTML|
|Duncan Philpot, Brian Beaton, Tim Whiteduck|
|ICT for sustainable development: an example from Cambodia||HTML|
|From the First Mile to Outer Space: Tamaani Satellite Internet in Northern Quebec||HTML|
|Rob McMahon, Thomassie Mangiok|
|Opportunities and Challenges for First-mile Development in Rural Hawaiian Communities||HTML|
|Jenifer Sunrise Winter, Wayne Buente, Patricia Amaral Buskirk|
|Developing an e-Community Approach to Community Services in Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation||HTML|
|Gilbert Whiteduck, Anita Tenasco, Susan O'Donnell, Tim Whiteduck, Emily Lockhart|
|Local Communities and Home Rule: Extending the Alberta SuperNet to Unserved Areas||HTML|
|Nadine I Kozak|
|The Cancellation of the Community Access Program and the Digital Divide(s) in Canada: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects||HTML|
|An African Rural Internet Network, and its interactions with Academics||HTML|
|Gertjan van Stam, Darelle van Greunen|
Notes from the field
|Building Broadband Infrastructure from the Grassroots: the Case of Home LANs in Belarus||HTML|
|Aljona Zorina, William H. Dutton|
|GoFred: Municipally-Owned ICT Utilities in Fredericton, New Brunswick||HTML|
|Mike Richard, Duncan Philpot|
|Rural Communications – What is a Rural Municipality’s Role?||HTML|
|Building First Nation Owned and Managed Fibre Networks across Quebec||HTML|
|Tim Whiteduck, Brian Beaton|
|Settler Colonialism and First Nations e-Communities in Northwestern Ontario||HTML|
|Brian Beaton, Peter Campbell|
|Information and Communication Technology for Education in an Algonquin First Nation in Quebec||HTML|
|Emily Lockhart, Anita Tenasco, Tim Whiteduck, Susan O'Donnell|
|The First Mile Connectivity Consortium and Digital Regulation in Canada||HTML|
|Rob McMahon, Heather Hudson, Lyle Fabian|
The Journal of Community Informatics. ISSN: 1712-4441