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Our new visitor…


Say hello to our new housemate, Indi. She’s a rescue that one of Betsy’s students found in the parking lot of a Wal-mart of all places. We agreed to foster her since the student got caught with her in the dorms, but I’m beginning to think that it may turn into an adoption more than a fostering. She’s soooooooooo cute! So far, she’s been wonderful. Once we see if the cats ever forgive us, we’ll have a better idea how she’s working out. EDIT: Here’s a few more pictures.

As to the name…lots of people have asked us about it. It originally sprang from a line from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, where Sean Connery tells Harrison Ford “We named the dog Indiana.” So…we named the dog Indiana. Plus, Indi can be short for Indigo, Indie music, or Indie Film, or just independent. So…Indi it is.

In reality, I just wanted an excuse to use my Sean Connery impression anytime someone asks me about her name. 😛

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 “Our new visitor…”

Oh my God, she’s so cute! You can add her to the stray adoption
collection. Is it mostly Hootie, Cola, or both who are arguing with
having her around? You can always lend Cola to me if she’s the
problem ;).

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