CARL Appoints Jeff Moon as Portage Director

OTTAWA, August 31, 2017 – The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Moon as the next Director of Portage. Mr. Moon, who is currently Data Librarian at Queen’s University Library and the Academic Director of the Queen’s Research Data Centre, has accepted a secondment commencing September 15, 2017. He succeeds Chuck Humphrey, who has held this role since September 2015.

Portage is a national research data management (RDM) initiative developed by CARL to assist researchers and other RDM stakeholders, through a library-based network of expertise and national platforms for planning, preserving, and discovering research data. As Portage enters the second year of its current business plan, it aims to continue progress made on its central goals of: i) fostering a community of practice for RDM; ii) facilitating and providing leadership in the development of RDM infrastructure; and iii) engaging and advocating for RDM with stakeholder communities.

Mr. Moon joins CARL/Portage after thirty years of service at Queen’s University Library, most recently focusing on the development of RDM services in partnership with stakeholders across the library and the university. For the past two years, Mr. Moon has chaired the Portage Data Management Planning Expert Group, which developed and launched the successful DMP Assistant tool and related Portage Data Stewardship Template. He currently serves on the Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) Academic Council, and on the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) External Advisory Committee.

CARL President Donna Bourne-Tyson, University Librarian at Dalhousie University, stated, “We welcome and look forward to Jeff playing a broader leadership role for the Portage initiative at this critical time in the development of research data management capacity in Canada.”


About CARL and Portage

CARL provides leadership on behalf of Canada’s research libraries, promotes effective and sustainable knowledge creation, dissemination, and preservation, and enhances its members’ capacity to advance research and higher education. CARL members include Canada’s 29 largest university libraries and two federal institutions. CARL has launched Portage, comprising a library-based network of expertise on Research Data Management (RDM) and national platforms for planning, preserving, and discovering research data.



For more information, please contact: 

Susan Haigh, Executive Director
Canadian Association of Research
(613) 482-9344 ext. 101