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Paul Jones

Although often mistaken for other unreconstructed relics of the failed social policies of the Sixties, Paul Jones is the Director of ibiblio, the public's library and digital archive, a large contributor-run digital library. Paul teaches on the faculties of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the School of Information and Library Science. He can be found many places on the Internet. He was the original manager of SunSITE.unc.edu, one of the first WWW sites in North America and is co-author of The Web Server Book (Ventana, 1995) (reissued in February 1997 as The Unix Web Server Book: Tools and Techniques for Building Your Own Internet Information Site by Ventana Communications Group), as well as an actively publishing poet. Take a look at his vitae for more information.

Jones has an on-going research interest in Open Source and sharing communities and information policy issues. Jones is the editor of the Internet Poetry Archives, published with UNC Press.

Jones is a founding board member of the American Open Technology Consortium, a member of the Board of Trustees of Chapel Hill Public Library, and a board member of the Linux Documentation Project. But he is most pleased to have been admitted into the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists and to have been selected in April 2003 as Best Geek in the Research Triangle by the Independent Weekly.

You can find out even more about ibiblio and Paul by reading this SlashDot interview from the summer of 2002, this News and Observer feature from January, 2001, and this News and Observer feature from March, 2003.


Project Title Project Abstract
ibiblio Jones is the Director of ibiblio.org, a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies. ibiblio.org is a collaboration of the Center for the Public Domain and The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.


Paper Title Paper Abstract
Who Is an Open Source Software Developer? A May 2001 paper originally published in the Communications of the ACM. Co-written with current OSRT member Jane Greenberg and former members Bert J. Dempsey and Debra Weiss, this article profiles a group of Linux software developers.
Open (source)ing the doors for contributor-run digital libraries An article in the May 2001 edition of the Communications of the ACM encouraging information sharing along the lines of the open source software development model.


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