Paul Jones
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Although often mistaken for other unreconstructed relics of the failed social policies of the sixties, Paul Jones is the director of, a large contributor-run digital library that includes the Site formerly known as MetaLab and SunSITE, The Public's Library.

Besides speaking at several conferences worldwide, Jones teaches on the faculties of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He can be found many places on the internet and was the original manager of, one of the first www sites in North America. Jones is also a co-author of The Web Server Book, which was re-released as The Unix Web Server Book.

Jones recently authored articles about digital libraries for Communications of the ACM. He has additional ongoing research interests in open source and sharing communities and information policy issues. An actively publishing poet, Jones is the editor of Internet Poetry Archives and was one of the geeks behind the weekly newspaper column, “Stump the Geeks,” in The News and Observer.