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Martha Whitehead

Short CV

Martha Whitehead is the Vice President for the Harvard Library and University Librarian at Harvard University. Prior to joining Harvard in June 2019, she was Vice-Provost (Digital Planning) and University Librarian at Queen’s University, Canada. Martha has been actively engaged in regional, national and international initiatives to advance digital research infrastructure and scholarly communications, including playing a lead role in the development of Portage, a research data management network launched in 2015 by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) in collaboration with other research stakeholders. She has served as president of CARL, chair of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL), chair of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), and as a member of the Programs and Quality Committee of the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Most recently, she chaired the Canadian National Heritage Digitization Strategy Steering Committee, CARL’s Policy Committee, and CARL’s Open Repositories Working Group, and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Leadership Council on Digital Infrastructure. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR).

Keynote speaker


18th September, 14:00

See full programme here.