Unfortunately, we don’t get formal credit for academic book reviews, but I think they are incredibly important because 1) they are hard to write and an exercise in clear and precise thinking 2) it gives important feedback to authors 3) people often look at reviews, then the book.
So this is a review of Dorothea Kleine’s [...]
Stillman, L. (2012). Review of Fortunati, L, Pertierra, R, & Vincent, J (2012). Migration, diaspora, and information technology in global societies. information, Communication & Society. (DOI:10.1080/1369118X.2013.763835)
The plunder of books and how libraries might respond.
This is a story of a now old book and its connections to war, displacement, cultural destruction; the possibilities of an apology and reconciliation; and the remarkable things that connectivity can achieve. This is about my efforts to track the original owner of a book that came [...]
Michael Gurstein, What Is Community Informatics (and Why Does It Matter)? (Milan: Polimetrica, 2007), 107 pp., ISBN 978-88-7699-097-7 (pbk), €25.00.
Monographs are far and few between in community informatics. Mike Gurstein has had a key role in establishing the field, and this short book outlines his thinking at the moment.
Due to copyright restrictions, you will need [...]