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Jason Griffey

Founder & Principal Consultant
Evenly Distributed LLC
Affiliate - MetaLab @ Harvard

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Jason Griffey is the founder and principal at Evenly Distributed (http://evenlydistributed.net), a technology consulting and creation firm for libraries, museums, education, and other non-profits. Jason is an Affiliate Researcher at MetaLab at Harvard, an idea foundry, knowledge-design lab, and production studio experimenting in the networked arts and humanities. Jason is a former Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where he studied hyperlocal micronetworks such as his LibraryBox Project and worked on technologies that provide open and robust access to information for the future, such as blockchain and other decentralization technologies.

Griffey has written extensively on technology and libraries, including multiple books and a series of full-periodical issues on technology topics, most recently Library Spaces and Smart Buildings: Technology, Metrics, and Iterative Design for ALA. Named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2009, Griffey has written and spoken internationally on topics such as the future of technology and libraries, decentralization and the Blockchain, privacy, copyright, and intellectual property. In 2018, Griffey delivered the Gloriana St. Clair Distinguished Lecture in 21st Century Librarianship for the Carnegie Mellon campus in Education City, Qatar. 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 (http://measurethefuture.net), an open hardware project designed to provide actionable use metrics for library spaces.

Griffey is the creator and director of The LibraryBox Project (http://librarybox.us), an open source portable digital file distribution system. He 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.

Computers in Libraries 2019

Computers in Libraries 2018

  • Monday, April 16, 2018
    • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. W8: Planning for the Near Future: Smart Library Spaces & Buildings
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018
    • 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. C301: Measure the Future: Next-Gen Metrics for Libraries

Computers in Libraries 2015

  • Sunday, April 26, 2015
    • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. W6: Build & Customize a LibraryBox - This workshop has been canceled.
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    • 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Decades of Innovation & Tips for the Future
  • Monday, April 27, 2015
    • 1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Measure the Future

Computers in Libraries 2013

  • Sunday, April 7, 2013
    • 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. W11: Planning & Managing for Gadgets
  • Monday, April 8, 2013
    • 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. C101: Making Libraries: Getting into the Hardware Biz
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2013
    • 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Innovative & Awesome Tech

Computers in Libraries 2012

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2012
    • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. W10: Personal Electronics & the Library
  • Wednesday, March 21, 2012
    • 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. E104: Plug & Play Apps

Computers in Libraries 2011

  • Tuesday, March 22, 2011
    • 10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Tablets, Superphones & Libraries

Computers in Libraries 2010

  • Wednesday, April 14, 2010
    • 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. A304: Ebooks: Landscape & Implications

Computers In Libraries 2008

  • PreConference Workshops – Sunday, April 6
    • 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 3: Academic Library 2.0
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