Bruce Herbert to Lead Digital Services and Scholarly Communications

Marketing and Communications | August 29, 2013

Dr. Bruce Herbert, Professor of Geology and holder of the EOG Teaching Professorship, has been appointed Director of Digital Services and Scholarly Communications at the Texas A&M University Libraries effective Aug. 15. Herbert will oversee the Libraries’ institutional repository, known as the OAK Trust, and the services that support scholarly activities of faculty and students.

The OAK Trust, so named because it provides Open Access to Knowledge, serves as a repository for research including undergraduate theses, graduate theses and dissertations, faculty publications and datasets, digital archives, course management and learning materials, digital media and special collections.

“As a researcher and faculty member in geosciences, Dr. Herbert brings a unique perspective to his role in leading Digital Services and Scholarly Communications through the OAK Trust,” said David H. Carlson, Dean of the University Libraries, in announcing the appointment. “We’re excited about this collaboration between the colleges and the Libraries and look to his expertise in information technology to meet the changing needs of faculty and students in scholarly communication.”

Herbert will lead a team of four librarians in Digital Services and Scholarly Communications. “Library resources and expertise play a central role in helping Texas A&M respond to disruptive forces that are challenging universities by improving knowledge generation in our education and research programs and communicating those discoveries in ways that serve Texas and the world. I welcome the challenge of collaborating with the Libraries in finding new ways to serve Texas A&M’s academic communities,” Herbert commented.

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For more information: contact Charlene Clark, Texas A&M University Libraries; 979.862.4233 or charleneclark@library.tamu.edu