Voyages into Digital Scholarship and Digital Libraries
Last modified: November 14, 2007
Dr. Martin Halbert is Director for Digital Innovations, a strategic goal area and associated division of the Emory University Libraries. In this capacity he is the director of the Institute for Digital Scholarship and the Informatics Research Center at the Robert W. Woodruff Library. Martin directs all digital library services and systems functions for the Emory General Libraries. He is responsible for researching and leading library information technology initiatives, including all digital scholarly communication projects of the MetaScholar Initiative. He supervises a division of the Woodruff library that includes librarians, scholarly communication analysts, and systems programmers/support staff. Martin provides a leadership role within the library for computer systems operations, development, planning, and integration. He is the principal investigator for research projects totaling $4M. He recently established the MetaArchive Digital Preservation Network, a consortium of 6 universities acting in concert with the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Preservation Program. He coordinates library computer operations with all library departments as well as representing the library on major campus computing committees.
Martin has a Ph.D. from Emory University, an M.L.I.S. from the University of Texas, and a B.A. from Rice University. Martin 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.