Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Literature review

Bullying in a networked era: a literature review

This research update presents an aggregation and summary of recent academic literature on youth bullying. The purpose of this document is to “translate” scholarly research for a concerned public audience, which may include but is not limited to parents, caregivers, educators, and practitioners. This translation...
Working paper

Municipal government ICT in 3.11 crisis: lessons from the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami crisis

This report analyses and summarizes the results of field surveys conducted at the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) divisions of 13 municipalities in the Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima Prefectures that were devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on March 11, 2011. The...
Case study

Interoperability case study: the Smart Grid

This case study is part of an ongoing series developed in support of a larger text on interoperability by John Palfrey and Urs Gasser Interop: The Promise and Perils of Highly Interconnected Systems. The book is an extension of their 2007 study and paper, “Breaking...
Briefing paper

E-books in libraries: a briefing document developed in preparation for a workshop on e-lending in libraries

This briefing document was developed with helpful inputs from industry stakeholders and other practitioners in preparation for the “E-Books in Libraries” workshop, hosted on February 24, 2012, by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society with the generous support of the Charles H. Revson Foundation...
Report

Public networks for public safety: a workshop on the present and future of mesh networks

This briefing document was developed in conjunction with “Public Networks for Public Safety: A Workshop on the Present and Future of Mesh Networking,” which was held on March 30, 2012, at Harvard University. The workshop was intended as a starting point for conversation about whether...