Tyler Walters


Tyler Walters is Dean, University Libraries and Professor, Virginia Tech. He is a 2009-10 Research Libraries Leadership Fellow of the Association of Research Libraries. Previously Walters was the Associate Dean of the Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology. Walters serves on the board of directors of DuraSpace, the Educopia Institute, and is a governing board member of the Academic Preservation Trust. He is a co-founder of the Library Publishing Coalition, a member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Digital Curation, and has previously served on the steering committee of the Coalition of Networked Information (CNI). In 2013, Walters completed a Ph.D. from Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. His research focuses on changes in knowledge creation and production in research universities http://hdl.handle.net/10919/47352. He is the co-author of the 2011 ARL report, "New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation" (http://www.arl.org/bm~doc/nrnt_digital_curation17mar11.pdf). Currently, Walters is active as the founding director of SHARE – the Shared Access Research Ecosystem initiative, a joint undertaking of the AAU, APLU, and the Association of Research Libraries - http://share-research.org. SHARE is building a free and open dataset on research activity across its lifecycle.

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