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Uniform Title Connecting Canadians (2012)
Title Connecting Canadians : investigations in community informatics / edited by Andrew Clement, Michael Gurstein, Graham Longford, Marita Moll, Leslie Regan Shade
Published Edmonton, AB : AU Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (518 pages)
Series desLibris. Books collection
Contents Connecting Canadians? Community Informatics Perspectives on Community Networking Initiatives / Graham Longford, Andrew Clement, Michael Gurstein and Leslie Regan Shade -- Part I: Context. Toward a Conceptual Framework for a Community Informatics / Michael Gurstein -- Keeping in Touch: A Snapshot of Canadian Community Networks and Their Users -- Report on the CRACIN Survey of Community Network Users / Marita Moll and Melissa Fritz -- Canadian and US Broadband Policies: A Comparative Analysis / Heather E. Hudson -- Part II: Conceptual Frameworks. Information Technology as Political Catalyst: From Technological Innovation to the Promotion of Social Change / Serge Proulx -- "The Researcher Is a Girl" -- Tales of Bringing Feminist Labour Perspectives into Community Informatics: Practice and Evaluation / Katrina Peddle, Alison Powell, Leslie Regan Shade -- What Are Community Networks an Example Of? A Response / Christian Sandvig
Part III: Community Innovation I: Participation and Inclusion. Systems Development in a Community-Based Organization: Lessons from the St. Christopher House Community Learning Network / Susan MacDonald, Andrew Clement -- Vancouver Community Network as a Site of Digital and Social Inclusion / Diane Dechief -- Part IV: Community Innovation II: Wireless Networking. Community and Municipal Wi-Fi Initiatives in Canada: Evolutions in Community Participation / Alison Powell, Leslie Regan Shade -- Wi-Fi Publics: Defining Community and Technology at Montréal's Île Sans Fil / Alison Powell -- Wireless Broadband from Individual Backhaul to Community Service: Co-operative Provision and Related Models of Local Signal Access / Matthew Wong
Part V: Rural and Remote Broadband. "We Were on the Outside Looking In": -- A First Nations Online Social Environment in Northern Ontario / Brandi L. Bell, Philipp Budka, Adam Fiser -- A Historical Account of the Kuh-ke-nah Network: Broadband Deployment in a Remote Canadian Aboriginal Telecommunications Context / Adam Fiser, Andrew Clement -- Atlantic Canadian Community Informatics: The Case of the WVDA and SmartLabrador / Katrina Peddle -- Reverse English: Strategies of the Keewatin Career Development Corporation in Discourse Surrounding the Knowledge-Based Economy and Society / Frank Winter -- Part VI: Libraries and Community Networks. Community Networks and Local Libraries: Strengthening Ties with Communities / Nadia Caidi, Susan MacDonald and Elise Chien -- The Library Ideal and the Community Network: Prospects for New Technologies in the Public Library / Marco Adria
Part VII: Public Policy. Community Networking Experiences with Government Funding Programs: Service Delivery Model or Sustainable Social Innovation? / Susan MacDonald, Graham Longford, Andrew Clement -- Communautique: Action and Advocacy for Universal Digital Access / Nicolas Lecomte, Serge Proulx -- There and Back to the Future Again: Community Networks and Telecom Policy Reform in Canada, 1995-2010 / Graham Longford, Marita Moll, Leslie Regan Shade -- Appendix A: Community Partners and Case Study Sites / Graham Longford -- Appendix B: A Brief History of the Community Access Program: From Community Economic Development to Social Cohesion to Digital Divide / Marita Moll -- Appendix C: The Federal Connecting Canadians Initiative, 1995-2007: A Brief Overview / Graham Longford and Marita Moll
Summary Connecting Canadians represents the work of the Community Research Alliance for Community Innovation and Networking (CRACIN), the largest national and international research effort to examine the burgeoning field of community informatics, a cross-disciplinary approach to the mobilization of information and communications technologies (ICT) for community change
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Community life -- Technological innovations -- Canada.
Computer networks -- Social aspects -- Canada.
Information technology -- Social aspects -- Canada.
Social change -- Canada.
Telecommunication -- Social aspects -- Canada.
Form Electronic book
Author Clement, Andrew, editor
ISBN 1926836057