The Journal of Community Informatics

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.

In addition, the Journal makes available key documents, “points of view”, notes from the field and other materials that will be of wider interest within the community of those working in Community Informatics.

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.

Statistics concerning the readership of individual articles may be found here and daily/monthly journal access statistics may be found here.

Michael Gurstein, Ph.D.

Centre for Community Informatics Research, Development and Training
Vancouver, CANADA

Special Issue: Communities and Technology: Current Research and Thinking

Vol. 11 No. 2 (2015)

Previous issues are available in the Journal Archives

About Community Informatics

Community informatics (CI) is the study and practice of enabling communities with Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs). See the Wikipedia entry on Community Informatics for an overview of the field.

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Please register as an author and follow the instructions for uploading your proposed article. This begins the review process.

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To be a reviewer for the Journal of Community Informatics, send an e-mail to the editor indicating your qualifications and research interests or complete a reader registration profile and check the box at the bottom of the page.


This is a service available to graduate students and junior researchers, particularly from Less Developed Countries, to help them present their research in a way that is appropriate to the requirements of professional academic publishing. We strongly suggest that those submitting their articles to the Journal of Community Informatics who may not have previous experience in publishing in a peer-reviewed international journal, and qualify for support from AuthorAid, make contact with this service prior to submitting for publication.


Centre for Community Informatics Research, Development & Training

Supporting Organizations

Community Informatics Research Network Graduate School of Library and Information Science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Universiti Malaysia Sarawak



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Vol 11, No 2 (2015): Special Issue: Communities and Technology: Current Research and Thinking

A special issue prepared for the Communities and Technologies/Community Informatics Conference, Limerick Ireland June 28-29.

Table of Contents


Sensitizing concepts for the next community-oriented technologies: shifting focus from social networking to convivial artifacts HTML
Federico Cabitza, Carla Simone, Denise Cornetta
Community informatics as innovation in sociotechnical infrastructures HTML
John M Carroll, Patrick C Shih, Jessica Kropczynski
Deep Trust in the future of Community Informatics HTML
Cristhian Parra, David Nemer, David Hakken, Vincenzo D'Andrea
Local Ownership, Exercise of Ownership and Moving from Passive to Active Entitlement: A practice-led inquiry on a rural community network HTML
Carlos Rey-Moreno, Amalia G. Sabiescu, Masbulele J. Siya, William D. Tucker
Engaging Academia: Strengthening the Link Between Community and Technology HTML
Douglas Schuler

Points of View

Using IT to ‘do good’ in communities? HTML
Susanne Bødker
CI 101: Community Informatics as General Education HTML
John M Carroll, Eric Obeysekare
Community&Technologies, Community Informatics: Tensions and Challenges HTML
Fiorella De Cindio
Communities in Context: Taking Control of Their Tools in Common(s) HTML
Aldo de Moor
Embedding Digital Advantage: A Five-Stage Maturity Model for Digital Communities HTML
Andy Williamson

Case Studies

"Hey, can we make that, please?": Upon Craft as a Means for Cross-cultural Community-Building HTML
Anne Weibert, Konstantin Aal, Thomas von Rekowski, Volker Wulf

The Journal of Community Informatics. ISSN: 1712-4441