Congratulations to IS alumnus Ahmet Tmava whose dissertation has been featured as one of eight "Notable Dissertations for 2018" by American Libraries Magazine—the magazine of the American Library Association. The selected dissertations take into account a variety of methodologies and are chosen for having practical implications for libraries and relevance to current issues with measurable recommendations for change.
Titled “Investigating Factors That Affect Faculty Attitudes Towards Participation in Open Access Institutional Repositories," Tmava's dissertation uses quantitative and qualitative methods to study faculty needs and attitudes toward open access Institutional Repositories, IR. Faculty members who served on his committee include Dr. Shawne Miksa, chair, Dr. Oksana Zavalina, and Dr. Daniel Alemneh.
Originally from the Republic of Kosovo, Ahmet also earned his M.S. in Information Science from UNT with a concentration in Medical Informatics, and a certificate in Digital Content Management in 2011. In December 2017, he defended his Ph.D. dissertation.
He recently began a new position as Data Service Librarian at Texas Woman's University and works as an adjunct faculty for DIS. While pursuing his studies at UNT, Ahmet worked as a research assistant for Dr. Ana Cleveland, a graduate library assistant, and a teaching fellow in fall 2017. He has taught INFO 5000 and INFO 5970, and has recently developed courses to be offered in summer and fall 2018.
Ahmet’s research emphasis is on Digital Libraries, Information Access, Open Access Archives, Scholarly Communication, Networked Information Organization and Research Data.
For more, read the full article by American Libraries.
Photo: Ahmet Tmava