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Jeff Ubois

by Redazione FGB [1], 22 August 2007

Jeff Ubois is president of the Berkeley Hillside Club, which provides support for public affairs discussions, arts, and culture in Berkeley, California.

In addition to his work for the Bassetti Foundation, he writes about issues in public memory and television archiving at Television Archiving [2], and directs archival activities for New York-based Intelligent Television, a production company specializing in educational materials.

Prior to this association with Intelligent Television, he was staff research associate at the School of Information Management and Systems at the University of California, Berkeley, where he developed approaches to measure the accessibility of archival holdings. He is a consultant to variety of commercial and non-commercial institutions concerned with the mass digitization of video, including WNET/Channel 13 and BitTorrent.

For the Internet Archive, he has contributed to efforts to managing orphan works, maintaining archival integrity, and managing the collection and retention of digital library usage data.

In 1998, Jeff co-founded Disappearing Inc. (DI), a start up company sold to Liquid Machines in 2004. DI developed software that allowed users to write email messages in a digital version of disappearing ink. The company was funded by Kleiner Perkins, JP Morgan, Mitsui, and other investors. Prior to Disappearing Inc., he worked as a contractor for Internet2, Alexa Internet, Sun, Oracle, Cisco, Stratacom, Viant, and other silicon valley companies...

Jeff began covering the Internet as a reporter in the mid-1980s, and has had articles in First Monday, Release 1.0, the Journal of Digital Information, ComputerWorld, the Economist Intelligence Unit, The Japan Times Weekly, .inc, Technology Access, Bloomberg Business News, and others.

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