Digital Culture

Opening a store!

Well, in a response to this post, I decided to be proactive and do something about it. So, announcing: the official opening of the 7 for Graphic Design CafePress store. The name “7 for” is just one that I picked a long time ago for my graphic and other creative endeavors (bonus points if anyone can guess where the name is from…come on all you reference librarians!).

The first things that are offered are T-shirts and other appropriate ephemera with “Suspected Terrorist” in honor of John Gilmore. My favorite is the baby bib….never too young to start the free thinking. I'd love to see what an airline would do with one of those. I will add things as appropriately cynical and smarmy logos and slogans present themselves.

So…do me a favor, and spread the word. Any profits from the sale of the shirts and such will be donated to the ACLU.

By griffey

Jason Griffey is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at NISO, where he works to identify new areas of the information ecosystem where standards expertise is useful and needed. Prior to joining NISO in 2019, Jason ran his own technology consulting company for libraries, has been both an Affiliate at metaLAB and a Fellow and Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and was an academic librarian in roles ranging from reference and instruction to Head of IT at the University of TN at Chattanooga.

Jason has written extensively on technology and libraries, including multiple books and a series of full-periodical issues on technology topics, most recently AI & Machine Learning in Libraries and Library Spaces and Smart Buildings: Technology, Metrics, and Iterative Design from 2018. His newest book, co-authored with Jeffery Pomerantz, will be published by MIT Press in 2024.

He has spoken internationally on topics such as artificial intelligence & machine learning, the future of technology and libraries, decentralization and the Blockchain, privacy, copyright, and intellectual property. A full list of his publications and presentations can be found on his CV.
He is one of eight winners of the Knight Foundation News Challenge for Libraries for the Measure the Future project (, an open hardware project designed to provide actionable use metrics for library spaces. He is also the creator and director of The LibraryBox Project (, an open source portable digital file distribution system.

Jason can be stalked obsessively online, and spends his free time with his daughter Eliza, reading, obsessing over gadgets, and preparing for the inevitable zombie uprising.

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