Seamus Ross is Dean of the Faculty of Information (commonly known as the iSchool) at the University of Toronto. He is interested in approaches to ensuring the long term accessibility of the materials created or represented in digital form.

Seamus Ross is Dean of the Faculty of Information (commonly known as the iSchool) at the University of Toronto since January 2009. Before that he was Professor of Humanities Informatics and Digital Curation and Director of the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII) at the University of Glasgow, and Associate Director of the UK’s Digital Curation Centre.

During his visit Professor Ross, who also is a Visiting Scholar at Wolfson College, will be writing a monograph on approaches to ensuring the long term accessibility of the materials created or represented in digital form.

Positions held at the OII

  • Visiting Fellow, October 2005 – September 2006

Current projects

Past projects

  • Digital Longevity: Research Directions and Opportunities

    26 January 2006 - 26 January 2006, 15:30:00 - 17:00:00

    After briefly sketching the digital curation problem, this paper surveys the current research and development activities aimed at addressing the obstacles to digital longevity.