Meti Tmava, PhD

Assistant Professor

Office: SH 409
Phone: 940-898-2615


PhD, University of North Texas, Inter-disciplinary Information Science (IIS)
MS, University of North Texas, Information Science; Track: Medical Informatics (MIS)
BS, Texas Woman's University, Psychology

Research Interests

Digital libraries; open access archives/publishing; scholarly communication; information organization in an online environment (metadata); emerging technologies. 


I have worked in an academic library setting for more than 10 years, where I’ve gained experience in public services, reference desk, metadata, digital preservation and research data management. My research interest in scholarly communication and advocacy for open access to scholarship inspired me to develop a course in Scholarly Communications (LS 5713), offered every spring semester. As a part of my commitment to advocacy for open access (OA) to scholarship and student engagement in scholarly publishing processes I have co-founded the TWU Student Journal (TWUSJ), for which I serve as a reviewer and editor. I have presented and served as a reviewer for national and international association conferences and journals, such as the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM), Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, and Electronic Library. 

Selected Publications

Tmava, A., & Ryza, S. (2023).  Faculty participation in open access repositories (OARs) based on their individual traits. Digital Library Perspectives, Vol. 39 (No. 3), pp. 338-352, doi: 

Tmava, A. (2022). Preparing Library and Information Science (LIS) Students for Scholarly Communication Librarianship. Poster presentation at the ALISE Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Tmava, A. M. (2022). Faculty Perceptions of Open Access Repositories: A Qualitative Analysis. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 1-29. DOI: 10.1080/13614533.2022.2082991

Tmava, A. M., Helge, K., & Zerangue, A. (2020). Sustaining and enhancing the scholarly communications department: A comprehensive guide. Santa Barbara, CA 93117: ABC-CLIO.

Tmava, A.M. (2018, October). Providing Data Management Services. Faculty Presentation. College of Nursing. Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX.

Tmava, A.M. & Miksa, S.D. (2017). Factors influencing faculty attitudes towards open access institutional repositories. Proceeding of the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of Information Science and Technologies (ASIS&T), Washington, D.C., Oct 27-Nov 1.

Tmava, A. M. (2017, October). Providing Access to Scientific Knowledge: Faculty Views on Open Access Repositories as a New Channel of Scholarly Communication. Poster session presented at the13th Annual International Conference on Knowledge Management, Dallas, TX.

Tmava, A. M. (2017, March). Preliminary Analysis of Faculty Perception and Engagement with Open Access Institutional Repositories (OA IR). 24 x 7 Poster session presented at the Annual Texas Conference on Digital Libraries, Austin, TX.  

Alemneh, D. G., Helge, K., Tmava, A. M., & Priyanto, I. F. (2015, April).  Emerging Trends and Evolving Issues in Open Access and Scholarly Communications. (Invited panel member). Panel session presented at the Annual Texas Conference on Digital Libraries, Austin, TX. 

Tmava, A. M. (2014, April). Beyond Web-based Scholarly Works Repositories: The effect of institutional mandates on the faculty attitudes towards Institutional Repositories. Poster session presented at the Annual Texas Conference on Digital Libraries, Austin, TX.


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