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Date: 1/9/2007

ibiblio @ Duke

I’ll be speaking about contributor-run digital libraries at Duke‘s John Hope Franklin Center‘s TechTuesdays on Tuesday January 23. We’re delaying the start of the talk from the regular TechTuesday time — starting at noon:30. The announcement is below and on the ISIS TechTuesday site. I’ll be creating a wiki entry for the talk to which you may add stuff if you like and/or you can leave comments on what I should be saying to this post.

ISIS TechTuesdays featuring Paul Jones
January 23, 2007, 12:30-1:45 PM
John Hope Franklin Center 240

Paul Jones, founder of and director of, will present “Participatory Digital Libraries – Past and Futures; the ibiblio trends,” in which he will talk about experiences and futures of Contribtor-run Digital Libraries and Digital Repositories with some particular focus on the ibiblio tends. This will be somewhat of an update of his paper “Open (source)ing the doors for contributor-run digital libraries.[PDF]” Communications of the ACM. Volume
44 , Issue 5 (May 2001). Also at
or if you prefer the Japanese language version

I need an iPhone

Announcement being liveblogged at engadget. Sooooooo cool it’ll freeze your fingers.

Official Apple page here.

You can view Steve Jobs announcing the iPhone here.

Revisiting the Speaker Ban at UNC

At a Journalism faculty meeting in which a film, featuring in part the Speaker Ban Law, is being shown, “Crossroads on the Hill” which is a fine history of the uneasy relationships between the state of North Carolina and its principles and the state of North Carolina.

Not “Beyond the Wall” which would have been great.

Ferrell Guillory is introducing. Notes below are from Ferrell’s talk.
Jock Lauderer was the photographer for much of this. Bill Friday confessed to having advised the students on how to sue the University (“If the Trustees knew what I was doing, they should have fired me”).

Two currents of NC politics. New South and Old South, say. Traditionalists (rural and small town; Lake, Helms etc) vs Progressives (Sanford, Friday). Progressives (public-private partnership. business, banks, insurance are one leg. state government is one including public schools. university of nc as the third leg. this is progressive as forward looking not to be confused by progressive as a substitute for liberal).

Not in the film: Robert Morgan (later US Senator; at the time a pro-Ban legislator, but he changed as he became NC Atty General and a consumer activist) and Jesse Helms (later US Senator; at the time and editorialist at WRAL Channel 5 and very pro-Ban)

Although on TV, none of the Helms video editorials are to be found. Text versions exist.

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