Archive for March 7th, 2007

Bob SutorBob in 2L
Who: Bob Sutor, IBM Vice President for Open Source and Open Standards
When: 3 pm Wednesday, March 14
Where: 116 Murphey Hall UNC-Chapel Hill
Parking and Directions: Campus Pay Lots and Directions, Visitor’s Map, J-school includes closeby parking, More detailed campus map.
What: “Open Source and Standards — Catalysts for Innovation and New Business”
a public talk by and conversation with Bob about IBM and Open Source and Open Standards

More: Bob is involved in the Open Document Format standard, Eclipse and WebSphere, Second Life, The IBM Open Patents Pledge and more. See his very active personal blog.

Sponsors:, School of Information and Library Science, Carolina Open Source Initiative, IBM Centers for Advanced Studies

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Whilst in DC for the WebWise Conference, I took time out for a fun lunch with the editors/publishers of the Middleburg Eccentric (of Middleburg, VA) Dan Morrow and Glenda Cudaback. Another example of a hyperlocal paper fitting an interesting and energetic niche.

I wrote about the Carrboro Citizen earlier.

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Paul Jones

Sponsor: The Working Group on Expertise, Science and Democracy
When: Thursday March 8, 3:30 p.m.
Where: 118 Hanes Art
Who: Paul Jones, founder of and director of
What: “Participatory Digital Libraries – Past and Futures; the ibiblio trends”

Paul Jones, founder of and director of, will present “Participatory Digital Libraries – Past and Futures; the ibiblio trends,” in which he will talk about experiences and futures of Contribtor-run Digital Libraries and repositories, focusing on the ibiblio experience.

This will be an update of his paper “Open (source)ing the doors for contributor-run digital libraries.” Communications of the ACM. Volume 44 , Issue 5 (May 2001).[PDF]

Also you can hit my wiki and participate in the talk in advance.

If you prefer the Japanese language version of the ACM paper, here it is [PDF].

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