Although often mistaken for other unreconstructed relics of the failed social policies of the 1960s, 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 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 at Chapel Hill. He can be found many places on the internet. He was the original manager of SunSITE.unc.edu, one of the first sites in North America and is co-author of The Web Server Book (re-released as The Unix Web Server Book, Second Edition Ventana, 1997).
Jones is author of recent articles on digital libraries in Communications of the ACM in May 2001 and February 2002. 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. He is the editor of the Internet Poetry Archives and was one of the geeks behind the weekly newspaper column, “Stump the Geeks,” in the News and Observer.