The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Chris J. Young has been appointed Editor of the Society’s peer-reviewed journal, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada.
Chris Young is a Librarian and Head, Collections and Digital Scholarship at the University of Toronto Mississauga. He is currently curator of the Syd Bolton Collection, comprised of over 14,000 video games and hundreds of consoles and systems, along with over 5,000 issues of game magazines, hundreds of books and literature, peripherals, and related technology, materials, and documents. It is one of the largest collections of its kind in the world and the largest known in Canada for the study of interactive texts and digital games. He has published in the areas of media production studies, digital humanities, and bibliography, most notably with the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, where he received the Katherine F. Pantzer New Scholar Award for his research on bibliographical variants in game texts. He has developed bibliographical and computational methods for analyzing and preserving digital objects, while adhering to the legal-rights of creators and copyright-holders. He has served in multiple positions on the BSC Council over the past decade, most recently as President from 2021 to 2023. Dr. Young may be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1947, the BSC is a national, bilingual organization that has as its goal the scholarly study of the history, description, and transmission of texts in all media and formats, with an emphasis on Canada. It sponsors the Papers, an annual conference, a suite of prizes and fellowships, and a book series with Concordia University Press.