Proceedings available: Sustainability and Community Technology

Posted by on February 25, 2005

The Community Informatics Research Network (, held its 2004 Inaugural Conference and Colloquium with the theme, ‘Sustainability and Community Technology: What Does this Mean for Community Informatics?’, at the Monash Centre, Prato, Italy, 29 September – 1 October, 2004.

Proceedings are now available for purchase.

The CIRN 2004 Prato Conference proceedings (ISBN 0-9581058-3-9) include all the refereed and non-refereed papers from the academic, practitioner, and PhD streams.

There are 48 papers in the two volumes coming to more than 600 pages of text and graphics, with contributions from many countries. The Proceedings are an excellent resource for your organisation’s research, teaching, and practical activity in community informatics.

Additional information (including the table of contents, list of authors and introduction) available at

Proceedings CD:

In addition to the all the conference papers being reproduced as bookmarked PDFs, the proceedings CD contains:

— MP3 sound files of the Conference Opening and keynotes from Don Schauder, Laura Ripamonti, Erica Rosalen and Mike Gurstein, as well as their accompanying powerpoints.

— 200+ Prato photos taken by participants

— Inaugural Issue of the Journal of Community Informatics

— CIRN Brochure

— CIRN Cape Town 2005 Announcement.

Publishers of the book are the Centre for Community Networking Research, School of Information Management & Systems Monash University and Community Informatics Research Network, Inc.

The book has been desk-published in Russia by the Centre of Community Networking and Information Policy Studies (CCNS).

To order and purchase a copy of the proceedings please go to

We invite you to purchase additional copies for your institution, and to distribute the information below to colleagues. As there are only a limited number of copies available for purchase, please encourage them to do so quickly!

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