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.


Eduardo Villanueva-Mansilla

Department of Communications, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Lima, PERU.

Editor Emeritus
Michael Gurstein

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

Current issue: Vol. 12 No. 3: Special Issue on Data Literacy (includes regular sections)(2016)

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.

Invitation to Subscribe

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.

The Journal of Community Informatics does not charge for publication. Nor APCs nor submission charges will be requested under any circumstance.

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 12, No 3 (2016): Special Issue on Data Literacy

Table of Contents


Editorial: Cosmopolitanism versus Traditionalism and the need to talk about a different divide PDF
Eduardo Villanueva-Mansilla
Data Literacy - What is it and how can we make it happen? PDF
Mark Frank, Johanna Walker, Judie Attard, Alan Tygel

Articles, Special Issue on Data Literacy

Creating an Understanding of Data Literacy for a Data-driven Society PDF
Annika Wolff, Daniel Gooch, Jose J. Cavero Montaner, Umar Rashid, Gerd Kortuem
Data Literacy defined pro populo: To read this article, please provide a little information PDF
David Crusoe
Data literacy conceptions, community capabilities PDF
Paul Matthews
Urban Data in the primary classroom: bringing data literacy to the UK curriculum PDF
Annika Wolff, Jose J Cavero Montaner, Gerd Kortuem
Contributions of Paulo Freire for a Critical Data Literacy: a Popular Education Approach PDF
Alan Freihof Tygel, Rosana Kirsch
DataBasic: Design Principles, Tools and Activities for Data Literacy Learners PDF
Catherine D'Ignazio, Rahul Bhargava
Perceptions of ICT use in rural Brazil: Factors that impact appropriation among marginalized communities PDF
Paola Prado, J. Alejandro Tirado-Alcaraz, Mauro Araújo Câmara
Graphical Perception of Value Distributions: An Evaluation of Non-Expert Viewers' Data Literacy PDF
Arkaitz Zubiaga, Brian Mac Namee


Granny gets smarter but Junior hardly notices PDF
Renette Blignaut, Isabella Margarethe Venter, Karen Renaud
Digital Cultural Heritage and Social Sustainability PDF
Chern Li Liew, Gobinda Chowdhury

Case Studies

Data Murals: Using the Arts to Build Data Literacy PDF
Rahul Bhargava, Ricardo Kadouaki, Emily Bhargava, Guilherme Castro, Catherine D'Ignazio

Notes from the field

Don't ask too much from data literacy PDF
Nicolas Kayser-Bril
Data Literacy projects in Canada: Field notes from the Open Data Institute, Toronto node PDF
Andi Argast, Lydia Zvyagintseva

Points of View

Some Key Challenges for Data Literacy PDF
Mark Frank, Johanna Walker
Critical Questions for Community Informatics in Practice PDF
Martin Wolske, Colin Rhinesmith

The Journal of Community Informatics. ISSN: 1712-4441