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Martin Halbert, credit University of North Texas Libraries

Credit: University of North Texas Libraries.

October 29, 2009 -- Dr. Martin Halbert started his tenure as dean of the University of North Texas Libraries (external link) on October 1, 2009.  At UNT, he is also an associate professor in the Department of Library and Information Sciences in the College of Information (external link).

Previously, Halbert was the director of digital innovations for the Emory University Libraries and served as principle investigator for various digital library research projects. He headed the MetaArchive Project that developed a networked, multi-institution archive of Southern digital culture via a distributed digital preservation network as part of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program. He was instrumental in establishing the MetaArchive Cooperative (external link), which provides preservation services to help ensure the long-term accessibility of the digital assets of universities, libraries, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions.

Halbert will remain as president of the cooperative in his new position.