18.264 Journal of Community Informatics

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2004 08:08:27 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 264.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2004 08:03:41 +0100
         From: Maja van der Velden <maja_at_xs4all.nl>
         Subject: Journal of Community Informatics: Inaugural Issue

From: "Michael Gurstein" <mgurst_at_vcn.bc.ca>
Date: October 4, 2004 6:48:41 AM CEST
Cc: Reply-To: mgurst_at_vcn.bc.ca

The Journal of Community Informatics
<http://www.ci-journal.net/>http://www.ci-journal.net/ (JoCI)
is pleased to announce the online availability of its Inaugural Issue
. JoCI is a peer-reviewed Open
Archive on-line quarterly journal for and by the Community Informatics
research community and produced under the auspices of the Community
Informatics Research Network (CIRN)

This Inaugural Issue of JoCI is an invitational response by members of
the Editorial Group to give a context to our enterprise through position
papers, scholarly papers and other materials.

The issue includes:
An introduction (in part through video) to the work of K-Net, an
aboriginal group in Northern Canada which is innovating in the use of
ICT for education, for administration, for health and perhaps most
importantly, is demonstrating the way in which ICT truly can enable AND
empower communities to move beyond traditional barriers and impediments
to find a new and more equitable role in the Information Society.

A description of an ambitious current research project examining the
impacts and outcomes of government support for community technology in
Canada with an overall objective of providing insight toward the future
of such programs and their impact on the larger society (Clement,
Gurstein, Longford, Luke, Moll, and Shade)

A presentation of a most important rural ICT initiative whose current
success is transforming large areas of rural India (Jhunjhunwala,
Ramachandran, and Bandyopadhyay)

An analysis and plan for using a major university in a Less Developed
Country (South Africa) as a base for a highly innovative program of CI
for community transformation (Erwin and Taylor)

A highly significant analysis of the current state of the art with
respect to Telecentre development in Latin America and where it might go
from here by three key actors in these developments. (Menou, Delgadillo
and Stoll)

A fine paper examining the theoretical background to community use of
ICT in the context of Human Capital development and giving most useful
directions for future research as well as community practice towards
this end. (Pigg and Crank)

A most original and insightful critique of current thinking and
approaches to ICT for Development (Robinson)

A path breaking approach to applying an analysis drawn from the methods
and insights of Social Anthropology to ICT design and development as a
response to rural poverty (Salvador)

A brave and insightful analysis of the opportunities and risks that are
attendant to ICT in a most important but largely unknown part of the
world. (Stafeev) and

A document presenting the current "state of play" for a leader in
supporting ICT use by women in local communities (Webb and Jones) .

The second issue which will appear January 1, 2006, will consist of peer
reviewed papers on "Sustainability and Community Technology" presented
at the recent CIRN Prato conference
on this subject. The papers will
be revised and edited as per conference feedback and a second round of
peer reviews. The third issue scheduled for April 1, 2006 is currently
soliciting articles
The fourth
issue, scheduled for July 1, 2006 has the tentative theme "Gender and
Community Informatics" and will be edited by Lesle Reagen Shade of
Concordia University.

Each issue will include, in addition to peer reviewed articles, a Review
section, documents and reports of CI significance, and commentaries on
peer reviewed papers by leading CI practitioners and those with a policy
interest in CI and related matters.

The Editorial Board (for the Inaugural Issue)

Michael B. Gurstein, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA

     Editor: Reviews
Peter Day, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK
     Editor: Latin America and the Caribbean
Michel J. Menou, France
     Editor: Information Systems Research
Donald Schauder, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
     Editor: Rural and Remote
Wallace Taylor, Cape Technikon Peninsular University, Cape Town, South
     Editor: Layout and Design
Sergei Stafeev, CCNS, St. Petersburg, Russia

Editorial Board

Michael Gurstein, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA
Lishan Adam, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Carlos Afonso, Rede de Informacoes Para o Terceiro Setor, Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil
Andrew Clement, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Barbara Craig, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New
Peter Day, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK
Fiorella De Cindio, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Joan Durrance, University of Michigan School of Information, Ann Arbor,
Susana Finquelievich, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires,
Heather Hudson, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, USA
Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India
Herbert Kubicek, University of Bremen, Germany
Brian Loader, University of Teeside, Middlesborough, UK
Stewart Marshall, The University of the West Indies, Barbados
Michel Menou, France
Kenneth Pigg, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
Madanmohan Rao, Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC),
Scott Robinson, Universidad Metropolitana, Mexico DF
Tony Salvador, Intel Corporation, Portland, OR, USA
Donald Schauder, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Doug Schuler, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, USA
Leslie Shade, Concordia University, Dept. of Communication Studies,
Montreal, Canada
Yero Sylla, University of Senegal, SAFEFOD, Dakar Senegal
Wallace Taylor, Cape Technikon Peninsular University, Cape Town, South
Africa Victor Tischenko, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Peter van den Besselaar, NIWI, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and
Science, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Review Board
Brian Beaton, Keewaytinook Okimakanak (K-Net), Sioux Lookout, ON, Canada

Donald Cameron, Australia
Richard Fuchs, International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada

Beris Gwynne, Foundation for Development Cooperation, Brisbane,
Sergei Stafeev, CCNS, St. Petersburg, Russia
Klaus Stoll, President, Fundacion Chasquinet, Ecuador
Susan Webb, Community Development Foundation, London, UK

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