By Brooke Bahnsen, Kate Williams, and Ann P. Bishop, U. of Illinois
This Lab Note reflects the first stage of a three-year research project known as eChicago. Our interest here is to examine the population of Chicago, in particular a subset of ethnicities and community areas, and analyze how these communities are navigating the digital age. Stage one is to understand the communities today and discover how they are represented in cyberspace. Thus our initial products include a webliography/bibliography on each community and we are honored to partner with experts on these communities. eChicago is funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services and the full title of the project is Chicago community informatics: Places, uses, resources.