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

The current issue: Vol. 11 No. 1 (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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For regular notification of new issues, other information about the journal and community informatics activities and events, register for a free subscription to the Journal of Community Informatics.

Call for Submissions

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

Call for Reviewers

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 1 (2015)

Table of Contents


Why I’m Giving Up on the Digital Divide HTML
Michael Gurstein


Managing Knowledge During Partnerships: A Case of Intermediaries in Agricultural Innovation System. HTML
Benjamin Kwasi Addom
Modeling Social Inclusion Systems HTML
Fabio Nauras Akhras
Community meeting the Namibian Education Technology Policy with OLPC's XO laptops: is it a viable approach? HTML
Perien J. Boer
Analysing Urban Community Informatics from a Resilience Perspective HTML
Richard Heeks, Angelica V. Ospina
Users and Uses of Internet Access Points in Bangladesh: A Case Study of Community Information Centers (CICs) HTML
Mohammad Delwar Hossain
The Nature of Hybrid Community: An Exploratory Study of Open Source Software User Groups HTML
Leigh Jin, Daniel Robey, Marie-Claude Boudreau
Information Kiosk Based Indian E-Governance Service Delivery: Value Chain Based Measurement Modelling HTML
Harekrishna Misra
Assessment of Mobile Voice Agricultural Messages Given to Farmers of Cauvery Delta Zone of Tamil Nadu, India HTML
Ganesan Muthiah
Influences and Experiences of Using Digital Devices in Laterlife HTML
Helen Russell, Kirsty Young
Impacts of Mobile Phone Use on Poverty Reduction for Non-Commercial Farmers in Rural North Ghana
Matthew David Smith, Jo Hanisch
Do ICTs Help To Maintain Social Capital In The Disaster Recovery Phase? A Case Study Of The L'aquila Earthquake HTML
Serena Tagliacozzo, Caterina Arcidiacono


Book Review - Favela Digital: The Other Side of Technology HTML
Ammar Halabi
Book Review: Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age HTML
David Nemer

Case Studies

Constructing Sustainable Digital Learning Environments for Remote Rural Children of Sarawak HTML
Norazila Abd Aziz, Mohamad Fitri S, Rethinasamy Soubakeavathi


From Digital Divide to Digital Inclusion and Beyond HTML
David Nemer

Points of View

Digital order and political disorder: thoughts about opposite effects of digital media on emerging societies HTML
Eduardo Villanueva-Mansilla

The Journal of Community Informatics. ISSN: 1712-4441