Book Review: ICTs, Development, and the Capabilities Approach,by Dorothea Kleine. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2013.

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 [...]

Book review: Migration, diaspora, and information technology in global societies

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)

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Books--a Palestinian tale

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 [...]

Commentary: Is It Web 2.0 or Is It Better Information and Knowledge That We Need?

Stillman, L. and J. McGrath (2008). “Is It Web 2.0 or Is It Better Information and Knowledge That We Need?.” Australian Social Work 421-428(61): 4.

This article looks at the hype and relevance of Web.2.0 applications to everyday welfare practice, using a busy multiservice agency in Melbourne as a case study.

For copyright reasons, this file cannot [...]

Michael Review of MikeGurstein, What Is Community Informatics (and Why Does It Matter)

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 [...]