Ing. Martin Lhoták has been working in the Library of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (KNAV) since 1997, where he served as head of the IT department for the first 10 years and was then the director of the library for two years. At present, he is the Deputy Director of R & D, Research, Development and Technology.
Martin Lhoták is responsible for the establishment of the KNAV Digitization Center, which has been in operation since 2003 and focuses on the development of open source solutions for accessing, producing and archiving digital documents – Kramerius, ProArc, ARCLib. He has long been involved in realizing the Central Library of Czech Libraries – Libraries.cz. In connection with his scientific publications, he initiated the adoption of the Open Access Policy of the Czech Academy of Sciences and the establishment of the institutional repository of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
He has also been involved in the evaluation of scientific institutions, where he specializes in bibliometry, and has recently also focused on projects in the field of digital humanitarian infrastructure development through INDIHU and DESIR / DARIAH projects.