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Mike Ashenfelder from the Library of Congress talks with Martin Halbert, Dean of Libraries at the University of North Texas about the role of collaboration in digital preservation projects. Halbert describes the process of creating the Transatlantic Slave Database and the MetaArchive consortium.
Martin Halbert, dean of libraries at the University of North Texas has worked in library administration and systems positions at University of North Texas, Emory University and Rice University. Halbert was an ALA/USIA Library Fellow stationed in Estonia assisting with the automation of the Tartu University Library. He is also president of the NDIIPP-funded MetaArchive Cooperative, an international consortium of research libraries and institutes that preserve digital archives in partnership with the Library of Congress.
About Digital Preservation
The mission of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program is to develop a national strategy to collect, preserve and make available significant digital content for current and future generations. Collaboration and shared ideas are essential to the success of all digital preservation institutions. These podcasts are conversations with digital preservation leaders.