I nominate Paul Jones, the director of He's a poet,  
teaches at a journalism school and a library school, he's a part of  
internet and open source history (how many of you downloaded your  
first linux distro from and he's a fantastic public  

Here's an extract from his website (

Although often mistaken for other unreconstructed relics of the failed  
social policies of the Sixties, Paul Jones is the Director of, a project that includes the Site Formerly Known as  
MetaLab and SunSITE, The Public's Library -- a large contributor-run  
digital library. Besides speaking at several conferences world-wide,  
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, one of the first WWW sites in North America and is  
co-author of The Web Server Book (Ventana, 1995) (rereleased as The  
Unix Web Server Book, Second Edition Ventana, 1997). Jones has an  
additional on-going research interest in Open Source and Sharing  
Communities and Information policy issues as well as being an actively  
publishing poet. Paul is the editor of the Internet Poetry Archives,  
published with UNC Press.

Paul 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.

Elizabeth (Bess) Sadler
Chief Architect for the Online Library Environment
Box 400129
Alderman Library
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904

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