Browse by Author "Gomez, Ricardo"
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Community Engagement & Infomediaries: challenges facing libraries, telecentres and cybercafés in developing countries Gould, Elizabeth A.; Gomez, Ricardo (2010-02-03)Effective infomediaries and community engagement can produce a successful environment to service information needs for underserved populations. This paper analyzes data from libraries, telecentres and cybercafés in 25 ...
Gomez, Ricardo; Bayo, Ivette; Reed, Philip; Wang, Cherry (iSchools, 2013-02)We present a novel design for very basic computer literacy training for extremely marginalized populations in industrialized countries, such as immigrant day laborers in the US. In addition to lacking technical skills, day ...
Bayo Urban, Ivette; Budd, Juanita; Caidi, Nadia; Changfoot, Nadine; Andrade, Antonio Diaz; Dosono, Bryan; Gomez, Ricardo; Quan-Haase, Anabel; Wolske, Martin (iSchools, 2014-03-01)The purpose of this session on the topic of "Interaction and Engagement" is community building and an exploration of the ethical dimensions of information and marginality. We will examine challenges, methodologies and ...
Gomez, Ricardo (2010-02-03)This paper presents findings from a comparative study of libraries, telecentres, and cybercafés in 25 countries around the world (and is part of a larger study in Latin America, Africa & the Middle East, South & Southeast ...
Jobs and family relations: Use of computers and mobile phones among Hispanic day laborers in Seattle Baron, Luis Fernando; Neils, Moriah; Gomez, Ricardo (iSchools, 2013-02)This paper presents the results of a research project on the use of computers and mobile phones by Hispanic day laborers at Casa Latina, a non-profit organization in Seattle, Washington. Drawing from over 100 interviews, ...
Morrison, Stacey; Gomez, Ricardo (iSchools, 2014-03-01)As a result of the increasing connectivity provided by smartphones, wireless Internet availability, and portable devices such as laptops and tablets, technology users can and often are continuously connected to the Internet ...