Dr. Martin Halbert is Dean of Libraries and Associate Professor at the University of North Texas. He assumed this position in October 2009. He also currently serves as President of the Educopia Institute, a growing international 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 $6 M 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.