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.
Centre for Community Informatics Research, Development and Training
Department of Communications, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Current issue: Vol. 12 No. 1 (2016)
Previous issues are available in the Journal Archives
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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Call for Papers (CfP): Call for Reviews
|JoCI Welcomes Reviews|
Vol 12, No 1 (2016)
Table of Contents
|Editorial: a legacy to cherish|
|Repurposing Post Offices as Community Innovation Hubs: Digital Inclusion, Equity and De-concentration|
|Michael Gurstein, Ph.D.|
|ICT and Online Social Movements for Good Governance in Nigeria|
|Usman Adekunle Ojedokun|
|Government Public Access Centres (PACs): A beacon of hope for marginalised communities|
|Corrie Uys, Shaun Pather|
|'Useful' civic hacking for environmental sustainability:knowledge transfer and the International Space Apps Challenge|
|Sumen Rai, Mary Griffiths|
|Community Mediation through ICTs: Seeking to Bridge Digital and Community Divides|
|Arlene Bailey, Ojelanki Ngwenyama|
|Mobile phones and reading for enjoyment: evidence of use and behaviour change|
|Colin Tredoux, Johann Louw, Joha Louw-Potgieter|
|Trajectories to community engagement: Understanding older people’s experiences of engagement with online and local communities|
|David Andrew Harley, Kate Howland, Eric Charles Harris|
Essays: On Communities
|Cooperating community connections: A changing political reality|
Notes and cases from the field (practitioners)
|ENCITE: A model to help Voluntary Organisations use ICT effectively|
Points of View
|Abuse Prevention of Street Camera Network by Browsing-History Disclosure|
|Yusaku Fujii, Noriaki Yoshiura, Naoya Ohta, Akihiro Takita, Horoshi Ueda, Koichi Maru|
|Mediated communication and mediated communities in the information age|
The Journal of Community Informatics. ISSN: 1712-4441