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Library Speaker Series: “Either this is madness or it is hell”

Library Speaker Series

Research Libraries and Digital Humanities: “Either this is madness or it is hell”

Universities and research libraries continue to experience significant global changes as a result of a rapid shift to a digital knowledge economy. Within an ever-changing environment, full of ambiguity and required flexibility, successful research is increasingly conducted via valued interdisciplinary collaborators and research partners.

Jonathan Bengtson, University Librarian, University of Victoria, will discuss emerging trends
at the intersection of research libraries and digital humanities, casting an inspiring vision for
how new paradigms of research can enable innovation and even unanticipated surprises.


Jonathan Bengtson is the University Librarian at the University of Victoria. He is the founder and
managing editor of KULA: knowledge creation, dissemination, and preservation studies, and the
current President of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries.

Date: Monday, May 6, 2019
Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Toronto Metropolitan University Library, 4th Floor, LIB 405