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 over 10 years. I started out in the public services unit, working reference desk. Later, moved to Gov. Docs. Department tasked with creating and updating metadata for various digital collections, as well as website archiving at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries. I’ve taught as an adjunct instructor, face-to-face and online courses for the College of Information at UNT. As a research data management librarian for TWU libraries I served in Cross Timbers Library Collaborative Conference committee and Digital Scholarship workgroup.     

I have presented and served as a reviewer for national and international association conferences in our field, such as ASIS&T, and ICKM. As a member of Texas Data Repository committee I have worked in promoting data sharing and assisted faculty and students with finding and accessing data, as well as drafting data management plans.

Selected Publications

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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