Research

This page features research, publications, and presentations from faculty in the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College.

Articles, Chapters, and Papers

Miriam Sweeney and Colin Rhinesmith. (2017). “Creating Caring Institutions for Community Informatics.” Information, Communication & Society20(10), 1482-1497.

Colin Rhinesmith and Angela Siefer (2017). “Digital Inclusion Outcomes Based Evaluation.” Evanston, IL: Benton Foundation. https://www.benton.org/outcomes-based-evaluation-report.

Martin Wolske and Colin Rhinesmith. (2016). “Critical Questions for Community Informatics in Practice from an Ethical Perspective.” The Journal of Community Informatics, 12 (3), 236—242.

Colin Rhinesmith. (2016). “Community Media Infrastructure as Civic Engagement.” In E. Gordon & P. Mihailidis (Eds.), Civic Media: Technology, Design, Practice. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. (invited.)

Brian Whitacre and Colin Rhinesmith. (2016). “Broadband Un-adopters.” Telecommunications Policy, 40(1), 1-13.

Colin Rhinesmith. (2016). “Digital Inclusion and Meaningful Broadband Adoption Initiatives.” Evanston, IL: Benton Foundation.

Colin Rhinesmith, Molly Dettman, Michael Pierson, and Rebecca Spence. (2015). “YouthStudio: Designing Public Library YA Spaces with Teens.” Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults, 6(4).

Bytheway, A., Rhinesmith, C., & Wolfe, M. (2015). “Introduction: Research Methods for Community Informatics.” The Journal Of Community Informatics, 11(3). Retrieved from http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/1268/1168

Rhinesmith, C. & Wolske, M. (2015). “Community Informatics Studio: A Conceptual Framework.” In: Stillman, L. and Denison, T. (Eds.), Conference Proceedings – CIRN Community Informatics Conference “Challenges and Solutions”: 13-15 October, Monash Centre Prato, Italy: Centre for Community and Social Informatics, Faculty of IT, Monash University.

Rhinesmith, C. (2014, November). “The Social Shaping of Cloud Computing: An Ethnography of Infrastructure in East St. Louis, Illinois.” Paper accepted to the 77th Annual Association for Information Science and Technology Meeting, Seattle, Washington, USA.

Rhinesmith, C. (2014, October). “Toward an Infrastructural Approach to Community Informatics Research.” Paper accepted to the 11th Prato Community Informatics Research Network (CIRN) Conference, Prato, Italy.

Wolske, M., Rhinesmith, C., & Kumar, B. (2014). “Community Informatics Studio: Designing Experiential Learning to Support Teaching, Research, and Practice.” Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 55(2), 166-177.

Wolske, M., & Rhinesmith, C. (2013, January). “Community Informatics Studio: Designing Experiential Learning to Support Teaching, Research, and Practice.” Paper presented to the 2013 Association for Library and Information Science Education Conference, Seattle, Washington, USA. (selected as a “Featured Presentation” based on reviewers’ scores and comments)

Rhinesmith, C. (2012). “Free Library Hot Spots: Supporting Broadband Adoption in Philadelphia’s Low-Income Communities.” International Journal of Communication, 6, 2529-2554.

Rhinesmith, C. (2011). “Community Media in the Digital Age.” In T. Scholz (Ed.), Learning Through Digital Media: Experiments in Technology and Pedagogy (195-202). New York, NY: Institute for Distributed Creativity.

Rhinesmith, C. (2012, April). “Free Library Hot Spots: Redefining Broadband Adoption in Philadelphia’s Low-Income Communities.” Paper presented to the Defining and Measuring Meaningful Broadband Adoption academic workshop at the New America Foundation, Washington, D.C., USA.

Kehoe, A., & Rhinesmith, C. (2011, November). “Developing a Quantitative Measure of Information Inequality: A Work In Progress.” Paper presented to the Community Informatics Research Network Conference, Prato, Italy.

Kehoe, A., Wolske, M., & Rhinesmith, C. (2011, November). “Disentangling Measurement in Community Informatics.” Paper presented to the Community Informatics Research Network Conference, Prato, Italy.

Rhinesmith, C., Wolske, M., & Kehoe, A. (2011, November). “Measuring the Impact of Citizen Journalism: A Study of Community Newsrooms in North Champaign and East St. Louis, Illinois.” Paper presented to the Community Informatics Research Network Conference, Prato, Italy. (awarded best paper)

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