Paul Jones

Professor, University of North Carolina

Paul Jones is Clinical Professor in University of North Carolina’s School of Information and Library Science

Over 25 years, Jones has directed the largest, in terms of numbers globally engaged of any UNC project. accounts for the largest data flow leaving the UNC campus engaging several million people per day world-wide. While is a major repository for free and open source software, we host over 1500 projects that are not software related including Project Gutenberg (legally free books), eTree (legally free recordings of live concerts), Degree Confluence (documenting the full degree intersections of latitude and longitude on the mostly dry surface of the earth), (documentary films of American folk practices), and Folk Den (0ver 250 folk songs collected and performed by Roger McGuinn).

Having invented radio simulcasting in 1994, continues to provide streaming radio services to not-for-profit stations -- including WCPE, WNCW, WDAV, WXYC, WCOM, and WHUP. has been recognized by the Electronic Frontier Foundation for its contributions to anonymity and privacy networks, by Computer World for its overall contributions to Internet culture.

Jones has published poetry many journals, including Poetry (Chicago), Southern Poetry Review, Georgia Review, Ohio Review, and Carolina Quarterly, but also in cookbooks, in travel anthologies, in a collection about passion (What Matters?), in a collection about love (…and love…), and in The Best American Erotic Poems: 1800 - Present (from Scribner).

Jones was co-chair of the 2010 International World Wide Web Conference.

As a personal commitment to improving communications and their impact on our lives, Jones gave up using email for more social, mobile, interactive means of information sharing and communications on July 1, 2011.