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Micah Altman

  • Ph.D.
  • Non Resident Senior Fellow
  • Brookings Institution
  • 75PublicationsNumber of items in Micah's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 19Followers

Recent publications

  • Joint Principles for Data Citation

    • Data Synthesis Task Group (Altman M
    • Archer P
    • Borgman C
    • et al.
  • The Evolution of Data Citation: From Principles to Implementation

    • Altman M
    • Crosas M

Professional experience

Non Resident Senior Fellow

The Brookings Institution

May 2010 - Present

Senior Research Scientist, IQSS

Harvard University

Member of the Technical Staff (Software Developer, HPC)

Silicon Graphics

January 1990 - August 1992(3 years)

Associate Director, Harvard-MIT Data Center

Harvard University

Director of Research & Head/Scientist, Program on Information Research -- MIT Libraries

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Archival Director

Murray Research Archive, Harvard University



California Institute of Technology

August 1992 - June 1998(6 years)

A.B., Computers Science; A.B. Political Philosohpy

Brown University

August 1985 - June 1989(4 years)

Postdoctoral Fellow

Harvard University

Research interests


Dr. Micah Altman is Director of Research and Head/Scientist, Program on Information Science for the MIT Libraries, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Altman is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution. Prior to arriving at MIT, Dr. Altman served at Harvard University for fifteen years as the Associate Director of the Harvard-MIT Data Center, Archival Director of the Henry A. Murray Archive, and Senior Research Scientist in the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences. Dr. Altman conducts research in social science, information science and research methods -- focusing on the intersections of information, technology, privacy, and politics; and on the dissemination, preservation, reliability and governance of scientific knowledge.


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