Sarah Houghton-Jan

I'm the Digital Futures Manager for the San Jose Public Library system of 19 libraries and have worked on emerging technologies since the late 90s when I was in college. My professional focus is web services of all kinds, issues of technology and intellectual freedom, and of course the digital rights management insanity that happens with libraries trying to lend digital content. In my 3 years at SJPL, I've launched a website using only open source, defended against a challenge to install internet filters in our libraries, launched a mobile app for the library, and am starting on a project to create historical walking tours of San Jose using augmented reality. I listen to the TWIT network on my commute from San Rafael to San Jose (3-4 hours a day), and listen to most of the shows. I am an award-winning blogger as well: I also speak and consult internationally advising libraries on their own web and other technology projects.