Community Learning Networks
Nova Scotia CLNs
The Virtual Community Resource Centre (VCRC) has its roots in the Canadian community freenet movement that developed in Canada in the early 1990s. Part of the philosophy behind the movement is that knowledge resides not only with the people, but with documents and software technologies, so that it is must be available to meet community needs. Once community needs are identified, services are then delivered within a collective co-op model rather than a CAP training centre approach.43
As one of the few virtual CLNs both in the region and in Canada, VCRC has a strong relationship with one of its partners the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Dalhousie University. The major sponsor is the CAP ChibuctoNet. Other partners include the government of Nova Scotia, Tele-Communities Canada and the British Columbia Community Net Association (BCCNA). Commitments range from financial funding to in-kind commitments.
|43||Interview with D. Murdoch, February 2, 2001.|
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