Weekly Tweets from 2010-01-24

  • Nervous about . Going to obsess over streaming options so as to not think about it. #
  • Alright…I think tech is in place for #alamwttt Streaming on ustream now, audio only, though. hit for details #
  • Hey everyone watching: Is the audio ok on ustream? #alamwttt #
  • I favorited a YouTube video — Midwinter 2010, Day 2: Jason Griffey Interview #
  • David is absolutely right, and it's a fabulous point re: parity between findability re: ebooks and ejournals. Awesome, awesome. #alamwttt #
  • Had a blast at #alamwttt Hope that was good for everyone. #
  • YAY!! Just got a hug from @Jessamyn. #
  • Will see everyone at Blog Salon. #alamw10 #
  • Someone should show every vendor in the exhibition hall at #alamw10 Cliff's video, and challenge them to match his $10K #
  • I favorited a YouTube video — 20K for Haiti #
  • On my way to the LITA town hall. #alamw10 #
  • Hey @hiddenpeanuts save me some bacon. #lita #alamw10 #baconbaconbacon #
  • In LITA Town Meeting, talking research. #alamw10 #litath #
  • Would LITA being a research/reporting vessel for IT Stats be valuable? #alamw10 #litath #
  • Technology best-practice documentation? Is that LITA's role? #alamw10 #litath #
  • I'm pretty sure someone felt me up during the group hug. #alasecrets #litath #hughughug #
  • I find it curious that LITA still publishes on dead trees. Can I read ITAL on my Kindle? #alamw10 #litath #printisdead #
  • I just unlocked the "JetSetter" badge on @foursquare! #
  • Boarding Boston to DC. Yay! #
  • Just discovered if you google MPOW the first phone number people see is my Google Voice. Getting calls asking if we are open today. #
  • Passenger next to me is wearing enough pearls to impress Poseidon. #whatstheoccasion #
  • Offline for flight. Later, #alamw10 #
  • I just unlocked the "Explorer" badge on @foursquare! #
  • Frakfrakfrak. Flight to Nashville cancelled. In line now. Frak. #
  • Rebooked, getting home tonight, but missing E's bedtime. Feel like crying. #
  • 650 words written while sitting in airport. Not too bad. #
  • Boarding for BNA. #
  • I'm at Nashville International Airport (BNA) (One Terminal Dr, Nashville) w/ 2 others. #
  • One of my good friends won an Alex Award at #alamw10! Kevin Wilson, Tunneling to the Center of the Earth…so awesome! #
  • RT @bsandlin: From the AAUP pres: “The only thing the PhD now reliably confers is the potential for lifetime poverty and underemployment.” #
  • I favorited a YouTube video — Midwinter 2010, Day 2: Jenica Rogers Interview #
  • Thinking a lot about duplication of effort, especially in the cases of screencast tutorials. Why do we need every library to do their own? #
  • Said this a few times at #alamw10, but we really need to get over the "special unique snowflake" syndrome that libs have. #
  • I uploaded a YouTube video — Transparent #
  • Lots of good stuff done this morning. Writing, writing, writing. But now, lunch! #
  • Body With 'Very Long' Fingers Discovered On Plum Island – WPIX – Beware the Nosferatu! #
  • Good sweet FSM on a cracker. MA is insane, and I've given up hope for the US if people are bailing on Obama already. #WTFdemocrats #
  • Video: HP shows off ‘wall of touch’ concept, touching optional — Engadget I so want this for my new library…. #
  • RT @librarythingtim: Blog post: Apple highlights Local Books #
  • Have so much to finish this week, I could use three of myself. #
  • I dream of the day that I'm not trying to write 500 words a night. #
  • Also slowly planning my year in speaking. It's absolutely insane to me the turn that my schedule has taken. #
  • Video: Guitar Center’s Drum-Off 2009 Champion- Ramon Sampson (via GuitarCenterTV) OMFG #
  • Video: Guitar Center’s Drum-Off 2008 Champion Jerome Flood II (via GuitarCenterTV) OMFG part 2 #
  • DriveThru RPG is offering over $1400 worth of gaming PDF's for a $20 donation to Haiti: #
  • Video: The stuff that they are doing about halfway through, with the virtual cameras? Witchcraft, I tell you…. #
  • I can now store files in my Google Docs account. Wondering if there's any way this can be more useful than Dropbox. #
  • Video: Nirvana – Seasons In The Sun (via ooouooo) #
  • another afternoon, another trip onto a campus rooftop. #
  • Video: Pearl Jam – Smells Like Teen Spirit / Porch (Daly City ‘91) (via gndcd402) #
  • Video: Stone Temple Pilots – Plush (MTV Unplugged) (via Slagnr) #
  • Video: Alice in Chains – Man in the Box (live) (via eclipse01) #
  • "What are we doing tonight, Brain?" "The same thing we do every night, Pinky…WRITE MORE FRAKING WORDS. " #
  • From book @bsandlin is reading: "…national iconographies viabilise the State as the central instance of interpellation…" WTFBBQ? #
  • I uploaded a YouTube video — Cool stuff at #
  • Quiz time! Anyone out there know of any library that is building their own hardware with things like the Arduino board? Just DOK? #
  • 15427 words. Maybe another 3-4 hundred in edits/additions/clarifications, so it'll approach 16K when all is said and done. Tomorrow = DONE. #
  • Ah, editing in vi. How very zen. #
  • Sigh. Repeat after me: "I will not click on emails my father sends." Currently running malware cleaner on my desktop. #
  • Cool new service: txt "griffey" to 50500 to get my contact information. Neat! #
  • WOOT! That's a way to top off a day. Turned in my manuscript AND got other awesome news, to be shared soon. #
  • I'm loving the new WordPress Foundation: THIS is the sort of thing that we should be supporting. #
  • Heading to a birthday party for Elizas friend Griff. #

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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