University of Chicago
Dr. Torsten Reimer is University Librarian and Dean of the University Library at the University of Chicago. With a background in digital scholarship and research infrastructures, Torsten's career is focused on making the global knowledge environment more open. Before joining the University of Chicago, he served on the British Library's leadership team overseeing collection development, digital collection management, and research services. In previous roles, he developed open access and research data services at Imperial College London and the research infrastructure program at Jisc (the UK's digital service provider for higher education). Torsten's background is in history and digital humanities, having worked at King's College London and the University of Munich (LMU). He holds a PhD in history from LMU and is a Fellow of the UK's Software Sustainability Institute. His current external professional activities include roles as Chair of the IvyPlus Libraries Confederation and the Open Repositories Conference as well as board and steering group memberships with organizations like the BigTen Academic Alliance, COAR, DataCite and SPARC.
Fields of expertise: Libraries, research infrastructure, digital scholarship, digital humanities, open access, research data and related activities