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Great nomination Bess! I've known Paul for years, although unfortunately my
interactions with him in recent years have been few. In addition to the bio
below, he's funny and his sense of humor gains an additional kick by being
delivered in a Southern drawl. <hyperbole>I'd run over kids in strollers to
hear him speak.</hyperbole>
Roy


On 7/23/09 7/23/09  3:17 PM, "Bess Sadler" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I nominate Paul Jones, the director of ibiblio.org. 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 sunsite.unc.edu?) and he's a fantastic public
> speaker.
> 
> Here's an extract from his website (http://www.ibiblio.org/pjones/):
> 
> Although often mistaken for other unreconstructed relics of the failed
> social policies of the Sixties, Paul Jones is the Director of
> ibiblio.org, 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 SunSITE.unc.edu, 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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> (434) 243-2305
> 

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