Seamus Ross, Interim Director of the Coach House Institute, PastDean, Faculty of Information (iSchool), University of Toronto
Seamus Ross, Professor and Interim Director of the Coach House Institute, PastDean, Faculty of Information (iSchool), University of Toronto and Visiting Professor 2016, School of Information Sciences and Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens.
Seamus Ross is Professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, also known as U of T’s iSchool. He served as Dean for seven years (2009-2015). Before joining Toronto, he was Professor of Humanities Informatics and Digital Curation and Founding Director of HATII (Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute) at the University of Glasgow (1997-2009) where he continues to hold the rank of Professor. Dr. Ross served as Associate Director of the Digital Curation Centre in the U.K. (2004-2009) and was Principal Director of ERPANET (2001-2004) and DigitalPreservationEurope (DPE) (2006-2009). He was a co-principal investigator on such projects as the DELOS Digital Libraries Network of Excellence (2004-2007), Planets (2006-2010), and Digicult Forum (2002-2004). Dr. Ross was Assistant Secretary (Information Technology) at the British Academy in London (1990-1997). He contributes to the work of professional associations and advisory boards such as the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI). Dr. Ross’s scholarly research has focused on digital humanities, digital preservation, digitization, digital repositories , emulation, digital archaeology, semantic extraction and genre classification , and cultural heritage informatics . See for instance his co-authored studies of “Digital Archaeology” and forensic storage formats , his examination of digital preservation and archival science , and his introduction to digital preservation, Changing Trains at Wigan . He also promotes broadening access to scholarship and was instrumental in the creation of the Digiman Series by DigitalPreservationEurope (e.g., 2009 video Digital Preservation and Nuclear Disaster: An Animation )