The University of Toronto announced last week the appointment of a new dean for its Faculty of Information, which includes the department of information studies, the Knowledg Media Design Institute, and the Adaptive Technology Resource Centre.

Seamus Ross will be taking on a seven-year term; his areas of interest include preserving cultural heritage and scientific digital objects, humanities informatics, and the application of IT to libraries, archives, and museums.

Ross is the founding director of Glasgow's Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute.

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