Professor Martin D. Halbert
Halbert, Ph.D., MLIS
is Dean of Libraries and Associate Professor at the University of
North Texas. He also
currently serves as President of the
MetaArchive Cooperative, a growing
international digital preservation alliance of cultural memory
organizations that was one of the founding partners of the US National
Digital Preservation Program.
He has served as principal investigator for grants and contracts totaling more than $6M during the past six years, funding more than a dozen large scale collaborative projects among many educational institutions. His doctoral research and subsequent projects have focused on exploring the future of research library services. He has previously worked for Emory University, Rice University, UT Austin, and the IBM Corporation.
Martin edited A Field Guide to the Information Commons and Strategies For Sustaining Digital Libraries. His papers include Getting ETDs off the Calf-Path: Digital Preservation Readiness for Growing ETD Collections and Distributed Preservation Networks, Comparison of Strategies and Policies for Building Distributed Digital Preservation Infrastructure: Initial Findings from the MetaArchive Cooperative, Integrating ETD Services into Campus Institutional Repository Infrastructures Using Fedora, Digital Library Federation (DLF) Aquifer Project, and The Challenge of Multimedia Networking.
Martin earned his Ph.D. from Emory University in 2006, his M.L.I.S. from the University of Texas in 1987, and his B.A. from Rice University in 1984. He has worked in library administration and systems positions at Emory University and Rice University. He was an ALA/USIA Library Fellow stationed in Estonia assisting with the automation of the Tartu University Library. He has also worked as a consultant for the IBM Corporation, and as a programmer for the University of Texas. He is married and has three children.
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