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ICT books and online materials for self-education for women
Christina Haralanova | 12 January 2005


This article contains a list of downloadable versions and book titles, which I have considered important for the self-education in the area of ICTs. Feel free to add new resources to the provided ones!


This article contains a list of downloadable versions and book titles, which I have considered important for the self-education in the area of ICTs. Feel free to add new resources to the provided ones! The structure of the article is following:

- Recommended authors
- Recommended publishers
- Recommended book titles
- Web-resources with manuals and teaching stuff
- Gender and ICT specialised materials
- Free Software related
- More specialised IT related
- Others

Recommended authors

- Bruce Schneier

— Crypto-Gram Newsletter
— Applied Cryptography, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 0-471-11709-9, 1996
— Secrets & Lies, Digital Security in a Networked World, ISBN 0-471-25311-1, 2000, Hardcover - 432 pages - $29.95
— Beyond Fear, Thinking Sensibly about Security in an Uncertain World, $25, ISBN 0-387-02620-7, 2003
— Essays

- Manuel Castells:

— Volume I: The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture. The Rise of the Network Society. ISBN 1-55786-616-3 — ISBN 1-55786-617-1, 1996
— Volume II: The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture. The Power of Identity
— Volume III: The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture. End of Millenium

- Jakob Nielsen - On web usability

— Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity
— Homepage Usability: 50 Websites Deconstructed
— Usability of Websites for Teenagers
— Durability of Usability Guidelines
— Papers and Essays by Jakob Nielsen

- Eric Raymond
- Richard Stallman
- Brus Perens

Recommended publishers

- O’Reilly
- The Penguin Press

Recommended book titles

- Communicating in the Information Society, edited by Bruce Girard, ISBN 92-9085-045-0, 2003 - publication, prepared for the Geneva WSIS. There is a part about Gender and ICTs, written by Daphne Plou.
- Digital Divide Civic Engagement Information Poverty, and the Intenet Worldwide, Pippa Norris, ISBN 0-521-80751-4, 2001

Gender and ICT specialised materials and books

- Article on gender and ICTs (in French only)
- Article on Free Software and gender issues (in French only)
- Article on cyberfeminism (in French only)
- Gender Setting. New Agendas for Media Monitoring and Advocacy, Margaret Gallagher, ISBN I 85649 844, 2001
- The Democratization... of Communication, edited by Philip Lee, ISBn 0-7083-1323-X, 1995
- Women and Internet: Croatian Perspective, Kristina Mihalec and Nevenka Sudar,ISBN 953-6967-08-1, 2003
- Women in Sync, Toolkit for Electronic Networking. 3 parts: Women Working in ICTs; Networking for Change; Acting Locally, Connecting Globally. APC-WNSP, 2000
- Net Gains. A joint research project of the APC, African Women and Femnet, 2000

Free Software basics

- The Cathedral and the Bazaar, Eric S. Raymond, 1999
- OpenSources, Voices from the Open Source Revolution, ISBN 1-56592-582-3, 1999
- Moving to Linux. Kiss the Blue Screen of Death Goodbye!, Marcel Gagné, ISBN: 0-321-15998-5, 2003

More specialised IT related

- CRYPTO, Secrecy and Privacy in the New Code War, Steven Levy, ISBN 0-713-99346-4, 2000

Web.design

- All the books of Jakob Nielsen (about net usability)
- Recommended books on Web.design

Others

- Password: Women, a film of IIAV, made by: Rinske Bosch. Produced by The Kasander Film Company, 2004

- Weaving the Web. The Past, Present and Future of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, ISBN 1-58799-018-0, 1999




  • > ICT books and online materials for self-education for women
    27 March 2005, by Laura Olson

    I really desperately want to read the book - Women and Internet: Croatian Perspective, Kristina Mihalec and Nevenka Sudar,ISBN 953-6967-08-1, 2003, which is intended to be available on your web-site. I cannot see more than the first two chapters in PDF and the zipped document will not open with any of the software I have.

    I appreciate any help with this, as I am looking to start a telecenter for women in Dubrovnik.

    Many thanks, Laura Olson

    • > ICT books and online materials for self-education for women
      5 May 2005, by Kristina Mihalec
      The problem is fixed. Downloading it should now be possible. Let me know if it continues.

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