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So…what do you guys think?

Not sure if any Ibiblio-philes read this thing…but even if you’re not directly affiliated, what do you think of this:

Music, UNC, and the First Year Student

It’s a portal designed for INLS180 concerning how to instruct first year students here at UNC what you can and can’t do on the network, and more importantly where to go if you want music. Plus, I threw in a forum, where hopefully students can discuss where to get music legally and the problems with current copyright law.

So…the question is: is it good enough to propose to Ibiblio for inclusion into their collection? Would it be a good thing to promote to the students here at UNC? Is it needed? What say you all?

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.

3 replies on “So…what do you guys think?”

I say YES! If for no other reason than that it’s totally something you’ve worked really hard on and feel strongly about, go for it. You can pitch something you believe in well, and you already know Paul Jones, so you’ve got an insider’s advantage. Put it up on the Web and point as many other pages to it as possible!

good job, especially on getting the forum up n’ running. I saw today that RIAA wants a permanent get out of jail free card for antitrust suits brought against it. You may want to put that in the news section. I’ll look for the link. As to the usefulness of it — while I ain’t no educated librarian type, this site seems straight and honest while still delivering the goods. Yeah, there are other pages like this out there. Most have their own agenda and, more importantly, their own bias and sponshorship. You are providing low-bias (because it’s tough to call anything “without bias”) and no-ulterior-motive info. It would be a great link off of the uni’s student info or general computer use page.

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