Chapter 11: Bibliography of Community Networking Resources
This short bibliography of community networking resources focuses on the top tier of resources, from which youll find pointers to all the rest. Watch for the names of the early pioneers in community networking which will show up repeatedly in the following resources. This short listing below is taken from the master listing at the Community Networking Clearinghouse http://lone-eagles.com/community.html
Community Network Planning Guides
Community Network Briefing Book
from the Blacksburg Electronic Village
Printed copies sent free, on request!
CTCNET Startup Guidehttp://www.ctcnet.org/toc.htm
A guide to starting a community technology center, from the
national organization of over 450 CTC members.
Smart Communities Online Guides
Getting Online A guide to the Internet for Small Town
University of Kansas Community Tool Box
Includes a "troubleshooting guide" to improve effectiveness in community action:
Computer Lab Guidelines from the RECA Foundation
Heartland Center for Leadership Development
MIRA Trainers Roster
Virtual Power Technology Education and Community
"Electronic Collaboration: A Practical Guide for Educators"
Community Networking Associations
Association for Community Networking
Texas Community Networking Initiative
Community Networking Directories
Community Networking Clearinghouse
Borrow the best ideas and resources from hundreds of other
community networks and related organizations. Build on the best!
University of Michigan Community Connector Resource
Joan Durrance and her graduate students have created a fine resource!
Community Networking Resources and Studies
Canadian Community Learning Networks Program
Very likely the largest community networking program ever
conducted, complete with research and case studies.
Community Technology Review
Building Online Communities: Transforming Assumptions Into Success
Report on Community Networks and Community Technology Centers
The Organization of Learning in Community Technology Centers:
Learning with Technology in Six Communities
Network Services Research, National Capital Freenet, Canada
Exceptional articles evaluating new online services and researching
network services. See "Lessons from the National Capital Freenet."
"Using Email lists and more: The Power of Virtual Communities on the Net"
http://www.makingthenetwork.org/ngflchannel/help/hlists.htm From Scotland and UK
Community Networking Models
La Plaza Telecommunity
A successful model for a rural small town! "Bringing People Together" from educational, government, business, publishing, technology, library, and health care arenas, Taos, NM. Wireless innovations, a Community Wellness database and much more.
The Blacksburg Electronic Village
Student activities, online newspaper and essays from Montgomery County, VA. Very high bandwidth to many home and reportedly 86% community participation make this a one-of-a-kind testbed model!
Boulder Community Network
Boulder has years of development experience.http://www.prairienet.org
700 local businesses and organizations have web sites posted.
Includes text-based conferencing in a web-accessible format.
Source of many innovations, such as their new asset mapping project led by Ann P. Bishop: http://www.prairienet.org/membercenter/ipservices/cl/assets
Metropolitan Austin Information Network (MAIN)http://www.main.org
A successful large urban community network.