The Carolinas Chapter of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (CC: ASIS&T) will provide an evening buffet dinner and lecture program at 6:30 p.m., on April 5, 2014 at the National Humanities Center in the Research Triangle Park, NC.*
Following a dinner and social hour, Paul Jones, director of ibiblio, will speak on “Why You Could/Should/Must Use Better Ways of Communicating than E-mail.” He gave up e-mail on June 1, 2011 (contact: @smalljones).The ibiblio is a contributor-run, digital library of public domain and creative commons media in the Office of Information Technology Service at UNC-Chapel Hill (www.ibiblio.org ).
Jones has a particular interest in social networks and New Media. He was the first manager of SunSITE.unc.edu, one of the first World Wide Web sites in North America. He is the author of The Web Server Book (Ventana, 1995) and numerous articles on topics such as digital libraries and the Open Source movement. Jones has been a speaker at the University of Pennsylvania, the Harvard Law School, the University of Granada (Spain), the Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi), US Environmental Protection Agency, NC Press Association and Duke University. Jones is a clinical professor at the University of NC-Chapel Hill in the School of Information and Library Science and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
This event is sponsored by CC: ASIS&T in collaboration with the North Carolina Central University Student Chapters of ASIS&T and the Special Libraries Association (SLA).
There will be no charge although contributions to CC: ASIS&T will be accepted.
For those interested in joining the Carolinas ASIS&T Group, please go to: www.asis.org
*The National Humanities Center (NHC) is located at 7 T.W. Alexander Drive, RTP, NC 27709-2256. Directions: from the Durham Freeway (NC 147), take the Alexander Dr. exit; follow sign for the NC Biotechnology Center going west to nearby stoplight; turn left at light; drive to end of road and park in NHC parking lot on the right.