This page contains a list of selected publications. For a more complete list, please see my CV.

John Horrigan, Brian Whitacre, and Colin Rhinesmith. (February, 2021). “Providing Free and Affordable Broadband for All in Illinois.” Benton Institute for Broadband & Society.

Colin Rhinesmith & Susan Kennedy. (November, 2020). “Growing Healthy Digital Equity Ecosystems During COVID-19 and Beyond.” Evanston, IL: Benton Institute for Broadband & Society.

Colin Rhinesmith, Jo Dutilloy, Susan Kennedy, Laurenellen McCann, Chris Ritzo, Georgia Bullen, & Stephanie Stenberg. (2020). “Co-Designing an Open Source Broadband Measurement System with Public Libraries.” In L. Stillman, M. Anwar, C. Rhinesmith, & V. Rhinesmith (Eds.), Proceedings – 17th CIRN Conference 6-8 November 2019, Monash University Prato Centre, Italy: “Whose Agenda: Action, Research, & Politics.” (pp. 153-176). Department of Human Centred Computing, Monash University.

Bianca Reisdorf & Colin Rhinesmith (2020). “Digital Inclusion as a Core Component of Social Inclusion.” Social Inclusion, 8(2), 132-137.

Sharon Strover, Brian Whitacre, Colin Rhinesmith, & Alexis Schrubbe. (2020). “The Digital Inclusion Role of Rural Libraries: Social Inequities Through Space and Place.” Media, Culture & Society, 42(2), 242-259.

Colin Rhinesmith. (2019). “Community Informatics.” In G. Ritzer & C. Rojek (Eds.), The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology (2nd Ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Colin Rhinesmith. (October, 2019). “Networks, Knowledge, and Power in U.S. Public Libraries.” Global Media Technologies & Cultures Lab, MIT.

Colin Rhinesmith, Bianca Reisdorf, and Madison Bishop. (2019). “The Ability to Pay for Broadband.” Communication Research and Practice5(2), 121-138.

Colin Rhinesmith, Chris Ritzo, Georgia Bullen, James Werle, & Alyson Gamble. (2019). “Participatory Development of an Open Source Broadband Measurement Platform for Public Libraries.” Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 11420.

Philip Coombs and Colin Rhinesmith. (2019). “Edge Perspectives in Online Scholarly Communities: A Network Analysis of #critlib.” Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 51(1), 86–93.

Bianca Reisdorf and Colin Rhinesmith. (2018). “An Asset-Based Approach to Digital Inclusion Research in the US Context.” In Massimo Ragnedda and Bruce Mutswairo (Eds.), Digital Inclusion: An International Comparative Analysis. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Colin Rhinesmith and Christiana Lynne Urbano Stanton. (2018). “Developing Media Literacy in Public Libraries: Learning from Community Media Centers.” Public Library Quarterly, 37(4), 420-440.

Miriam Sweeney and Colin Rhinesmith. (2017). “Creating Caring Institutions for Community Informatics.” Information, Communication & Society20(10), 1482-1497. DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2016.1234635

Sharon Strover, Brian Whitacre, Colin Rhinesmith, and Alexis Schrubbe (2017). “At the Edges of the National Digital Platform.” D-Lib Magazine, 23(5/6).

Colin Rhinesmith and Angela Siefer (2017). “Digital Inclusion Outcomes-Based Evaluation.” Evanston, IL: Benton Foundation.

Martin Wolske and Colin Rhinesmith. (2016). “Critical Questions for Community Informatics in Practice from an Ethical Perspective.” The Journal of Community Informatics, 12 (3), 236-242.

Colin Rhinesmith. (2016). “Community Media Infrastructure as Civic Engagement.” In E. Gordon & P. Mihailidis (Eds.), Civic Media: Technology, Design, Practice. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. (invited.)

Brian Whitacre and Colin Rhinesmith. (2016). “Broadband Un-adopters.” Telecommunications Policy, 40(1), 1-13.

Angela Siefer, Katherine Bates, and Colin Rhinesmith. (2016). “Libraries’ Increasing Role in Broadband Adoption.” Evanston, IL: Benton Foundation.

Colin Rhinesmith. (2016). “Digital Inclusion and Meaningful Broadband Adoption Initiatives.” Evanston, IL: Benton Foundation.

Colin Rhinesmith, Molly Dettman, Michael Pierson, and Rebecca Spence. (2015). “YouthStudio: Designing Public Library YA Spaces with Teens.” Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults, 6(4).

Brian Whitacre and Colin Rhinesmith. (2015). “Public Libraries and Residential Broadband Adoption: Do More Computers Lead to Higher Rates?Government Information Quarterly, 32(2), 164-171.

Colin Rhinesmith and Martin Wolske. (2015). “Community Informatics Studio: A Conceptual Framework.” In: Stillman, L. and Denison, T. (Eds.), Conference Proceedings – CIRN Community Informatics Conference “Challenges and Solutions”: 13-15 October, Monash Centre Prato, Italy: Centre for Community and Social Informatics, Faculty of IT, Monash University.

Colin Rhinesmith. (2014). “The Social Shaping of Cloud Computing: An Ethnography of Infrastructure in East St. Louis, Illinois.” Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 51(1).

Martin Wolske, Colin Rhinesmith, and Beth Kumar. (2014). “Community Informatics Studio: Designing Experiential Learning to Support Teaching, Research, and Practice” (preprint), Journal of Education for Library and Information Science.

Colin Rhinesmith. (2012). “Free Library Hot Spots: Supporting Broadband Adoption in Philadelphia’s Low-Income Communities,” International Journal of Communication, 6, 2529-2554.

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