Selected Bibliography:
Users and Electronic Community Networks

Uses and Users of Information -- LIS 391D.1 -- Spring 1997

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Community Networking Articles

Assessment and evolution of community networking (1994, May 5). Presented at Ties That Bind" Apple Computer/Morino Institute Conference On Building Community Computing Networks. [On-line]. Available:

Cisler, S. (1995, January 1). Can we keep community networks running? Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine, 2(1), 6-8.

Das, M. (1996, March 31). Community networks. Network Notes. [On-line], 28. Available:

McInnes, A. (1997, February 3). InfoZone article. First Monday, 2(2), 1-12.

Rogers, E. M., Collins-Jarvis, L., & Schmitz, J. (1994). The PEN Project in Santa Monica: Interactive communication, equality, and political action. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 45(6), 401-410.

Schuler, D. (1994). Community networks: Building a new participatory medium. Communications of the ACM, 37(1), 39-51.

Varley, P., & Lascher, E. (1991). Blip on the screen - or wave of the future? "Electronic democracy" in Santa Monica. Boston: Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government Case Program.

Community Networking Research

Beamish, A. (1995). Communities on-line: Community based computer networks.Masterís thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Caldwell, B. S., & Robertson, J. W. (1996). Community-based information technology services 1: What (some) users want. Interpersonal Computing and Technology: An Electronic Journal for the 21st Century, 4(1), 20-33.

Carroll, J. M., & Rosson, M. (1996). Developing the Blacksburg Electronic Village. Communications of the ACM, 39(12), 69-74.

Guy, N. (1996). Community networks: Building real communities in a virtual space? Masterís thesis, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

Kraut, R., Scherlis, W., Mukhopadhyay, T., Manning, J., & Kiesler, S. (1996). The HomeNet field trial of residential Internet services. Communications of the ACM, 39(12), 55-63.

Users and Archival Practice

Conway, P. (1986). Facts and frameworks: An approach to studying the users of archives. American Archivist, 49(4), 393-407.

Dearstyne, B. W. (1987). What is the use of archives? A challenge for the profession. American Archivist, 50(1), 76-87.

Miller, F. (1981). Social history and archival practice. American Archivist, 44(2), 113-124.

Miller, F. (1986). Use, appraisal, and research: A case study of social history. American Archivist, 49(4), 371-392.

Internet Use and Measurement Research

Bertot, J. C., McClure, C. R., & Zweizig, D. L. (1996). The 1996 National Survey of Public Libraries and the Internet: Progress and Issues, Final Report [On-line]. Available:

Hoffman, D. L., Kalsbeek, W. D., & Novak, T. P. (1996). Internet and Web use in the U. S. Communications of the ACM, 39(12), 36-46.

Literature Review Articles - Information Science

Allen, B. L. (1991). Cognitive research in information science: Implications for design. Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, 26, 3-37.

Cronin, B., & Davenport, E. (1993). Social intelligence. Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, 28, 3-45.

Dervin, B., & Nilan, M. (1986). Information needs and uses. Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, 21, 3-33.

Wilson, T. D. (1981). On user studies and information needs. Journal of Documentation, 37(1), 3-15.

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