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Brief history of Prairienet, Community Informatics Initiative, Center for Digital Inclusion, and Urbana Champaign Big BroadbandPDF

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Title:Digital participation and the University of Illinois: Prairienet, community informatics, UC2B and CDI
Author(s):van der Graaff, Sally
Contributor(s):Irish, Sharon; Austin, Jeanie
Subject(s):digital equity
Community Networking Initiative
public computing
information access
SisterNet
Afya
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Inquiry Page
Paseo Boricua
youth
community informatics
eBlack Illinois
East St. Louis
broadband
Prairienet
Abstract:This report provides a brief history of an early freenet, Prairienet, which was launched at the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) in 1993. With two years of funding that began in 1997, the Community Networking Initiative built on Prairienet’s foundation. GSLIS created the Community Informatics Initiative in 2007, followed by the Center for Digital Inclusion in 2012. Most of the efforts described herein were grant-funded and project based, including the Urbana Champaign Big Broadband (UC2B) agency.
Issue Date:2017-04
Publisher:Center for Digital Inclusion, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Genre:Working / Discussion Paper
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/100861
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-08-22


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