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Michel J. Menou Michel.Menou at wanadoo.fr
Thu Oct 14 06:03:15 EDT 2004

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The Journal of Community Informatics http://www.ci-journal.net/ (JoCI)
is pleased to announce the online availability of its Inaugural Issue
http://ci-journal.net/viewissue.php .  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) http://www.ci-research.net  

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
http://www.ciresearch.net/conferences 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 http://ci-journal.net/submissions.php. 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 / Somos at Telecentros
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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