Jan 27, 2022  
2020-2021 University Bulletin 
    
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LIS 758 - Community Informatics

Credit Hours 3
Explores contemporary theory, research, and practice in community informatics. Community Informatics (CI) is broadly defined as the use and application of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in local communities. Topics covered include: foundations of CI; community networking and information systems, differences in access and use of ICTs by communities social inclusion and social exclusion ( the digital divide); public access to technologies; social capital and social networks; policy issues; digital citizenship; building community in libraries, and global approaches to CI. Topics are discussed in the context of local, national, and international case-studies.



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