Research

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

Articles, Chapters, and Papers

Colin Rhinesmith, Bianca Reisdorf, and Madison Bishop. (forthcoming). “The Ability to Pay for Broadband.” Special Issue on Digital Inequalities and Inclusion in Communication Research and Practice.

Colin Rhinesmith. (forthcoming). “Community Media.” In R. Hobbs & P. Mihialidis (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Colin Rhinesmith, Chris Ritzo, Georgia Bullen, James Werle, & Alyson Gamble. (2019). “Participatory Development of an Open Source Broadband Measurement Platform for Public Libraries.” Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 11420.

Philip Coombs and Colin Rhinesmith. (2019). “Edge Perspectives in Online Scholarly Communities: A Network Analysis of #critlib.” Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 51(1), 86–93.

Bianca Reisdorf and Colin Rhinesmith. (2018). “An Asset-Based Approach to Digital Inclusion Research in the US Context.” In Massimo Ragnedda and Bruce Mutswairo (Eds.), Digital Inclusion: An International Comparative Analysis. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Colin Rhinesmith and Christiana Lynne Urbano Stanton. (2018). “Developing Media Literacy in Public Libraries: Learning from Community Media Centers.” Public Library Quarterly, 37(4), 420-440.

Colin Rhinesmith, David Nemer, and Christiana Urbano. (eds.) (2017). “Special Issue: CIRN Conference, 2016.” The Journal of Community Informatics, 13(2).

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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