Private Life Enhancing Needs -- Make Life Better -- Fulfill individual needs Civic Information Needs -- What is going on in town? -- Important aspects of functional community landscape
4 Main Online Information Hubs City of Columbia Website http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/ Daniel Boone Regional Library -- Community Tab http://www.dbrl.org/community Formerly COIN (Columbia Online Information Network) Everything Mid-Mo http://www.everythingmidmo.com/marketplace/ Sister Website to Columbia Tribune Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau http://www.visitcolumbiamo.com/web/welcome/land/index.php
Other Information Hubs Newspaper Word Of Mouth Television Radio AM/FM Social Media Physical Places Physical Signs
Life Enhancing Needs Food/Dining Religion www.discoverthedistrict.comhttp://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=52778348182&v=info www.midmodiningguide.com Home/Garden http://comogardens.org/ (City Utilities) http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/WaterandLight/Home/ Travel http://www.everythingmidmo.com/marketplace/businesses/bed-breakfast-by-teddy-bear/ Recreation Sporting Events Calender http://www.visitcolumbiamo.com/web/things_to_do/sporting_events.php http://gocolumbiamoparks.blogspot.com/ -- ZERO COMMENTS but good looking blog Arts and Entertainment http://guidetobars.com/ http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/ParksandRec/Activities_and_Programs/heritage-festival.php Business http://www.everythingmidmo.com/marketplace/categories/business-to-business/land-planning- surveying-services/?page=2&page=1
Civic Information Education Columbia Public Schools, MU, CC, Stephen’s Government Services http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/ Social Services http://www.dbrl.org/community/social-services Clubs/Organizations http://www.everythingmidmo.com/marketplace/categories/community-clubs-organizations/ Transportation http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/transportation.php Health/Safety http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/CommunityServices/Documents/display_ads.pdf Employment http://jobwizard.columbiatribune.com/ Library http://www.dbrl.org/ http://www.dbrl.org/outreach
Private Gaps Life Enhancing Needs Civic Information = Information Ecology (Overall view of communities happenings) Gaps In: a) Access to Civic Information - “Most useful info” hidden away. b) Relevance of Life Enhancing Needs - Columbia information heavily segmented towards some groups and away from others. - Uneven distribution and availability. - Established, and/or possibly uninformed view of information landscape.
Services Columbia College Planned Parenthood Primaris Boys and Girls Town Central Missouri Area Agency on the Aging Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center Mid-Missouri Legal Service Corp. St. Francis House Missouri Rural Crisis Center
711 N. Providence Rd. Columbia, MO 65203 – Phone: 573-433-0427
200 North Keene St. Columbia, MO 65201 – Fax: 573-777-9014
Boys and Girls Town –http://bgc-columbia.org/about-2/
102 Fay St. Columbia, MO 65201 – Phone 573-874-1697
Central Missouri Area Agency on the Aging -http://www.cmaaa.net/about.htm
1121 Business Loop 70 East, Suite 2A Columbia, MO 65201 – Phone: 800-369-5211
Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center -http://cedarcreek.missouri.org/home/about
4895 E Hwy 163 Columbia, MO 65201 – Phone: 573-875-8556
Mid-Missouri Legal Service Corp. -http://www.lsmo.org/Data/LegalServices/LegalService_129
205 East Forest Ave. Columbia, MO 65201 – Phone: 573-442-0116
St. Francis House -http://www.stfrancishouse.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Bas_Basic
Missouri Rural Crisis Center -http://start.cortera.com/company/research/k3o7prm0m/missouri-rural-crisis-center-inc/
1108 Rangeline St. Columbia, MO 65201 – Phone: 573-449-1336
Address: 1001 Rogers St. Columbia MO, 65216
Phone: 1(800) 231-2391
Columbia College is a private, nonprofit institution founded in 1851 as Christian Female College, the first women's college west of the Mississippi River to be chartered by a state legislature. In 1970, the college changed its name to Columbia College when it became a coeducational, four-year liberal arts and sciences institution. Today the college serves nearly 25,000 students through over 30 Nationwide Campuses, Online Campus, Evening Campus, Day Campus and Graduate Studies Program.
Missouri State Teachers Association
Missouri Press Association
Cancer Research Center
National Federation for the Blind
Boone County Council on the Aging
Action Contact Missouri State Teachers Association -http://www.msta.org/about/ 407 South Sixth St. Columbia, MO 65205 – Phone: 800-392-0532 Peace Nook -http://blog.midmopeaceworks.org/p/about-us.html 804 East Broad #C Columbia, MO 65201 – Phone: 573-875-0539 Missouri Press Association -http://www.mopress.com/about.php 802 Locust St Columbia, MO 65201 – Phone: 573-449-4167 Cancer Research Center -http://www.cancerresearchcenter.org/about/ 3501 Berrywood Dr. Columbia, MO 65201 – 573-875-2255
Action Contact Jefferson Insitute -http://www.jeffersoninstitute.org/about.php 4800 East New Haven Rd. Columbia, MO 65201 – Phone: 573-449-2518 National Federation for the Blind -http://nfbmo.org/about-2/ 3910 Tropical Ln. Columbia, MO 65202 – Phone: 573-874-1774 Boone County Council on the Aging -http://www.booneaging.org/About%20BCCA.html 1123 Wilkes Blvd. Columbia, MO 65201 – Phone: 573-443-1111
Cancer Research Center
Address: 3500 Berrywood Dr. Columbia, MO 65201
Many people know CRC for its research, but we do a lot more. We also offer community outreach programs to educate church groups, civic clubs and other organizations about our research and cancer prevention. In 1988 CRC purchased a six-acre tract of land just north of the Columbia Regional Hospital on Berrywood Drive. An additional 2500 square feet of laboratory space was added to the south wing of the building in July, 1988.
Social United Way Central Missouri Food Bank Voluntary Action Center Mustard Seed Trade Fair Family Research Center Salvation Army
United Way -http://www.uwheartmo.org/about-us
1700 East Pointe Dr. Columbia, MO 65201 – Phone: 573-443-4523
Central Missouri Food Bank -http://sharefoodbringhope.org/about-us/
2101 Vandiver Dr. Suite B Columbia, MO 65202 – Phone: 573-474-1020
Voluntary Action Center -http://www.vacmo.org/index.php
403A Vandiver Dr. Columbia, MO 65202 – Phone: 573-874-2273
25 South 9th St. Columbia, MO 65201 – Phone: 573-449-6166
Social Contact Family Research Center -http://www.bcfr.org/ 1209 East Walnut Columbia, MO 65201 – Phone: 573-874-1995 Salvation Army -http://www.usc.salvationarmy.org/usc/www_usc_midland.nsf/vw-dynamic-index/70B29D1BE98F712C86257219006EA857?openDocument Islamic American Relief Agency -http://www.irusa.org/islamic-relief-usa/ 102 E. Cherry St. Columba, MO 65205 – Phone: 573-433-0166
Central Missouri Food Bank
Address: 2101 Vandiver Dr. Suite B Columbia, MO 65202
Our food bank is one of few food banks nationwide that does not charge for the food it provides. Our food goes to soup kitchens, emergency food pantries, shelters for the abused and homeless, programs for low income children and senior citizens, and rehabilitation centers.
Gaps in Non-profit communication No clear way for people to get involved. Most of the non-profits have websites for their orgs, but not a lot else. Within this many non-profits do not have well developed websites making it harder for the public to take advantage.
Internet Categories General Business Government Arts & Entertainment
Internet: Government City counsel: meeting dates, members, issues http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/Council/Meet_The_Council/index.php Financial Reports http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/Finance/Services/Financial_Reports/index.php
Ex: City Counsel
Internet: Arts & Entertainment Parks and recreation https://www.gocolumbiamo.com/CMS/webcal/index.php?cat=2 Arts- includes a newsletter of cultural events and opportunities http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/Arts/ Bars/clubs, Entertainments, Events, Galleries, Museums, Movies http://www.everythingmidmo.com/marketplace/categories/arts-and-entertainment/ Cultural Collaborative http://discovermeha.com/
Ex: Cultural Collaborative
Gaps Within Internet Information Sources There is a wealth of information online, but that’s only beneficial if you actually have internet access Many of these sites do not have actual newsletters and do not always do effective promotions in newspapers and television There is not a lot of information available about city government
Radio http://www.ontheradio.net/metro/columbia_mo.aspx http://www.usnpl.com/radio/moradio.php
Newspaper 1. Columbia Missourian www.columbiamissourian.com 2.The Columbia Daily Tribune www.columbiatribune.com/ 3.Vox Magazine www.voxmagazine.com/ (Sister Magazine of Missourian) 5. The Maneater http://www.themaneater.com/ ( MU Student Newspaper)
Gaps Newspapers: Cost The Missourian: $9.50 a month, $88.50 a year Columbia Daily Tribune: -Monthly: Online: $8 Print: $12.97 Yearly: 166.39 print, $100 online
Gaps For the most part, internet is usually free, but those who do not have access must pay for their information when it comes to newspapers. Television: For younger generations, internet is key to obtaining news/information that can be accessed at anytime, where as news stations on television is only on at specific times and may take longer to access. At any age, you have to map your time out to receive your news on T.V.
Gaps Radio: On a broader level, to find out listings on what radio stations are available in Columbia, internet is key. If one does not have access, then you are left flipping through the stations to find one you are looking for. On a micro level, radio stations pick out information they find to be critical and may not be as informative as news stations, internet and so forth.