Dr.Melkamu Beyene is Assistant professor in the school of information science. He received his Ph.D in Information Retrieval from Addis Ababa University in a joint program with the Institut national des sciences appliquées de Lyon, France by 2017. He is serving as a chief librarian of Addis Ababa University Library system and Chairperson of the Consortium of Ethiopian Academic and Research Libraries from March 08, 2018 up to now.
Dr.Melkamu manages plenty of projects related to developing open science platforms, data driven systems and digitization for different organizations in Ethiopia. Dr.Melkamu is currently leading the Abrehot Public Library administration project signed between Addis Ababa City Administration and Addis Ababa University. He has also contributed in the drafting of National and institutional open access and data sharing policies in Ethiopia. His research interest includes Semantic Web, Open Science, Open data, data driven decision making, Data Science, Big Data Analytics, Open Access Publication and Information Retrieval.