Editorial Team


Jonathan Bengtson, University of Victoria Libraries

Jonathan Bengtson is University Librarian at the University of Victoria, Chair of the Coalition of Canadian Digital Heritage, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. His impact has led to transformative changes in the profession and practice of librarianship— including advances in open access to knowledge and data, pioneering digitization initiatives and building national publishing and preservation infrastructure. Among numerous equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives, he established Canada’s first Associate University Librarian for Reconciliation. During more than twenty-five years of international leadership, Bengtson has helped position academic libraries and library organizations as integral partners in research and learning during a time of profound change with the shift from analogue to digital-based knowledge systems. Founder of KULA, Bengtson’s work largely focusses on the intersections of knowledge production and technological change.


Dr. Samantha MacFarlane, University of Victoria Libraries

Samantha MacFarlane is Special Projects Administrative Officer at the University of Victoria Libraries. She received her PhD in English from the University of Victoria in 2019.


Editorial Board

Stacy Allison-Cassin, Assistant Professor, School of Information Management, Dalhousie University

Susan Brown, Professor of English and Canada Research Chair in Collaborative Digital Scholarship, University of Guelph; Visiting Professor in English and Humanities Computing, University of Alberta

Leslie Chan, Associate Professor, Department of Global Development Studies; Director, Knowledge Equity Lab, University of Toronto Scarborough

Isto Huvila, Chair of Information Studies, Department of ALM (Archival Studies, Library and Information Studies, and Museums and Cultural Heritage Studies), Uppsala University; Adjunct Professor, Information Management in the Department of Information Studies, Åbo Akademi University; Visiting Professor in Library, Archival, and Information Studies, UBC iSchool

Fidelia Ibekwe, Professor of information Studies, School of Journalism and Communication, Aix-Marseille University; Editor in Chief, Education for information

Masud Khokhar, University Librarian and Keeper of the Brotherton Collection, University of Leeds

Jessie Loyer, Indigenous Engagement Librarian, University of Alberta

Laura Mandell, Professor, Department of English, Texas A&M University; Director, Advanced Research Consortium (ARC)

Veli Mitova, Professor and Director of the African Centre of Epistemology and Philosophy of Science, University of Johannesburg

Cameron Neylon, Professor of Research Communication, Centre for Culture and Technology, Curtin University

Élika Ortega, Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Colorado Boulder

Miriam Posner, Assistant Professor, Department of Information Studies, UCLA

Susan Schreibman, Professor, Literature & Art, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University

Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director, Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR)

Ali Shiri,  Professor, School of Library and Information Studies and Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Alberta

Deb Verhoeven, Canada 150 Research Chair in Gender and Cultural Informatics, University of Alberta; Director, Humanities Networked Infrastructure (HuNI) Project

Sally Wyatt, Professor of Digital Cultures in Development Technology & Society Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University

Past Board Members

Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada Emeritus

Chad Gaffield, Professor and University Research Chair in Digital Scholarship, Department of History, University of Ottawa

Lisa Goddard, Associate University Librarian, Advanced Research Services, University of Victoria Libraries

Charles Henry, President, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)

Bethany Nowviskie, Dean of Libraries and Professor of English, James Madison University

Seamus Ross, Professor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

Ray Siemens, Distinguished Professor, Department of English, University of Victoria; Director, Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE), Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), and  Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL)

John Willinsky, Khosla Family Professor of Education, Stanford University; Professor of Publishing Studies, Simon Fraser University; Director, Public Knowledge Project