Often mistaken for other unreconstructed relics of the failed social policies of the sixties, Paul Jones is actually the founder and Director of the University of North Carolina’s MetaLab, a project that includes the Site Formerly Known as SunSITE, the Linux Documentation Project, as well as other networked media, electronic publication, and digital library projects.
Jonesis on the faculty of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the School of Information and Library Science. His main interest is the topic of Information Technology and Society and the applications of Information Technology in journalism, publishing, libraries, and the Humanities.
Jones was the original manager of SunSITE.unc.edu, one of the first WWW sites in North America. Jones is co-author of The Web Server Book (Ventana, 1995) and The Unix Web Server Book, Second Edition (Ventana, 1997), co-editor of Internet Issues and Advanced Applications 97 – 98 (Scarecrow Press, 1998), contributing editor to Heath Anthology of American Literature (Heath, now in 3rd edition), contributor to The Cybrarian’s Manual (forthcoming from ALA Editions) as well as an actively publishing poet. Jones is the editor of the Internet Poetry Archives, published by the UNC Press.