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dc.contributor.author Swanepoel, Marinus
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-25T19:09:51Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-25T19:09:51Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation • 2004. Lethbridge Community Information Network: A case study of a sustainable community information infrastructure. Community Informatics Research Network Conference Proceedings. Sustainability and community technology: what does this mean for community informatics? September 29- October 1, 2004. Prato, Italy. Vol. 2. pp. 241 – 254. en
dc.identifier.issn 0-9581058-3-9
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/1284
dc.description Presentation at the Community Informatics Research Network 2004 Colloquium and Conference: Prato, Italy en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this paper is to report on a) an investigation on sustainability of community information networks and b) to reflect on sustainability issues surrounding a particular community information network: The Lethbridge Community Information Network (LCN). The literature showed that the sustainability of community information networks are influenced by: a) the physical requirements such as accommodation, electricity and data-communications, b) the location of the nodes of access, c) the availability of technology, d) the reason why it was established, e) a person to champion it, f) community involvement, g) finance and h) a way to ensure ongoing maintenance of equipment. A study of the LCN showed that strong Government support through the Canadian Community Access Program helped significantly in the establishment of the LCN. Even though the investigated showed the LCN has not achieved sustainability, it also showed that most of the requirements for a sustainable community network were present, some to a lesser degree than others. The LCN is aware of the challenge it is facing in this regard and is moving forward on it. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Center for Community Networking Research en
dc.subject Community Networking en
dc.subject Community Informatics en
dc.title Lethbridge Community Network: a case study of a sustainable community information infrastructure. en
dc.type Article en
dc.type Presentation en
dc.publisher.faculty University Library en
dc.description.peer-review Yes en
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en

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