Digital Scholarship Librarians

Given the vast size of the University of Toronto Libraries, it’s not possible to provide an up-to-date and accurate listing of all the librarians and their specializations. Instead, we are offering some clues on how to find the right person to support your needs.

  • Contact your liaison librarian. Regardless of what their specialization is, they can point you in the right direction.

Robarts Library’s Digital Scholarship Services page is a portal to find support in many areas of digital humanities research, including: data visualization; spatial analysis; text and data mining; research data management; digital collections and exhibits; digital publishing; open data and copyright; web scraping and data analysis, and others. The page also provides links to various spaces and labs on campus.

  • Scan the University of Toronto Libraries staff directory, organized by library with staff titles.
  • Contact your division’s digital scholarship coordinator/lead. These folks have different titles depending on where they are located, but here is a brief summary: At UTM, contact Chris Young; at UTSC, contact Kirsta Stapelfeldt. Robarts Library’s Digital Scholarship Unit (ITS) focuses on faculty partnerships to design and develop web resources, the creation and maintenance of digital collections; and digitization and curation. Their team includes: digital scholarship librarians; programmers; and analysts. You can find their staff listing here.
  • The Map and Data Library offers consultations for researchers seeking help with data, maps or GIS. They also have tutorials and help guides for a wide range of tools, including Tableau, ArcGIS Storymaps, Python, and others. The Map & Data Library hosts workshops during the academic year, providing introductions to mapmaking in ArcGIS and QGIS, cartography, use of statistical software packages, data visualization, and creating and finding data. Check out their workshop page for details. Workshops are also posted on the main library workshop calendar.

External to the University of Toronto, the following resources may also prove helpful:

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