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Title: Using the TOP Data Archive to study human resilience: How community-based organizations used social networks and information technology for hurricane recovery
Author(s): Williams, Kate
Contributor(s): Carter, Rebecca; Defore, Heather; Hill, Jennifer Marie; Hughes, Tracey; Takazawa, Aiko
Subject(s): U.S. Technology Opportunities Program Social Networks Hurricane Katrina
Abstract: The TOP Data Archive contains information from and about 606 projects which won grants from the Technology Opportunities Program of the US Department of Commerce. The information was originally collected to facilitate the work of the agency. Each TOP project was a partnership of local organizations aiming to use information technology to address local issues. Awards were made from 1994 to 2005. A dataset, however, is often a doorway to new data collection, and this study of how local organizations responded to the 2005 hurricanes is an example. Examining a subset of TOP projects that were in the path of disaster, the study advances a theory of community resilience.
Issue Date: 2007-11
Citation Info: Williams, K. (2007) “Using the TOP Data Archive to study human resilience: How community-based organizations used social networks and information technology for hurricane recovery” TOP Bulletin (University of Illinois GSLIS) 2.
Series/Report: TOP Bulletin 2
Genre: Technical Report
Type: ImageText
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/5140
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Sponsor: We gratefully acknowledge support from and partnership with the Benton Foundation.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2008-04-16
 

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