- ASA Communication, Information Technologies and Media Sociology Section
As the national organization for sociologists, the American Sociological Association, through its executive office, is well positioned to provide a unique set of services to its members and to promote the vitality, visibility and diversity of the discipline. Working at the national and international levels, the association aims to articulate policy and implement programs likely to have the broadest possible impact for sociology now and in the future.
- Community Informatics Research Network
The wiki-based Community Informatics Research Network (CIRN) Commons is to be one of the main resources of the CIRN community, next to the annual Prato conference and the Journal of Community Informatics. It is the successor to the ciresearch.net site, and should contain a dynamic knowledge repository necessary for community informatics research and practice to be done more effectively and efficiently.
- International Association for Media and Communication Research – Communication Policy and Technology Section
The Communication Policy and Technology Section’s focus is on communication policy, with a keen interest in the socio-economic aspects of technological change. The Section welcomes theoretical and empirical studies and research that bridges theory and practice by offering scientific reflection as well as guidelines for political action. It does not adhere to any single philosophical or theoretical school, but encourages research that is critical.
- International Association for Media and Communication Research – Digital Divide Working Group
The aims of the Digital Divide Working Group is to contribute to theoretical understanding of inequality in access to information and media in the new digital environment; trace the development of new media through the concept of digital divide; identify gaps and inconsistencies in the digital media world, their origins and development; specify problems for media and communication systems brought about by ICT progress in local, national and global environments; promote better communication between researchers from different countries and continents; support innovative research in the field and support young researchers.
- International Communication Association
International Communications Association (ICA) is an academic association for scholars interested in the study, teaching and application of all aspects of human and mediated communication. ICA began more than 50 years ago as a small association of U.S. researchers and is now a truly international association with more than 4,500 members in 80 countries. Since 2003, ICA has been officially associated with the United Nations as a non-governmental association (NGO).
iSchools is a consortium of information schools dedicated to advancing the information field. These schools, colleges and departments have been newly created or are evolving from programs formerly focused on specific tracks such as information technology, library science, informatics, information science and more. While each individual iSchool has its own strengths and specializations, together they share a fundamental interest in the relationships between information, people and technology.