Mr Martin Lhotak
Professional Title: CTO/IT Director
Primary domain: Library Information Systems
Organization name: Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Organization type: Academia/Research
City / Country: Praha - Czech Republic
Martin Lhotak works from 1997 at the Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences. For nearly 10 years, he was responsible for library automation as the head of the IT Department. From 2007 he was for two 5 year terms appointed as the director of the Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences and currently he is in the position of the Library deputy director responsible for research, development and technologies. At the research level Martin Lhotak focuses on the development of open source solutions supporting digitization processes, dissemination and archiving of digital documents. He is the leader of the development team of the Kramerius digital library open source system. He has been involved in the open access movement and he initiated the Open Access Policy of the Czech Academy of Sciences adopted by the Academic Council and the start-up of the institutional repository of the Academy. He is also engaged in science evaluation, especially in bibliometrics field and he participates in digital humanities projects with concern mainly on development of new tools and building of information infrastructures.