Martin Kalfatovic


Martin R. Kalfatovic is the Associate Director, Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communications  at Smithsonian Libraries and Archives (SLA) and Program Director of the Biodiversity Heritage Library. At SLA, he is involved with scholarly communications, mass digitization, and metadata, metrics and analytics. As the Program Director for the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), a consortium of forty-two natural history, research, and botanical garden libraries, he participates in the global coordination of the BHL program working with BHL partners in China, Brazil, Australia, the European Union, Egypt, Singapore, Mexico, and Africa. He previously taught “Art and Museum Librarianship” and “Information Systems” as an adjunct professor at the School of Library and Information Science, The Catholic University of America. A regular contributor to popular and scholarly publications, he also writes on a variety of topics on his blog at UDC793. He can be found on Twitter @udcmrk and has an inordinate fondness for dodos.

Courses Previously Taught

Data Born in Literature: 600 Years of Special Collections Serving the Planet, 2023