Person

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Olof Sundin

Professor, Manager of Research and Research Education

  • Division of ALM and Digital Cultures
  • Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

Vice Dean

  • Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology

Contact information

E-mail olof.sundinkultur.luse

Phone +46 46 222 09 66

Room LUX:C447

Visiting address
Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address
Box 192, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 30

I am Professor in Information Studies at Lund University. Before starting at Lund University the year 2005, I worked as a researcher and lecturer at the University of Borås. I have also been a part time professor at the University of Boras. I defended my PhD thesis at University of Gothenburg in 2003.

In my current research I mainly focus on the credibility of digital information, digital cultures, information seeking and learning, participatory media, and knowledge building. One issue that interests me is how established knowledge actors - such as schools, libraries, encyclopaedias, and publishers - handle the challenges of new media and people's changing expectations that come with it.

I teach in our ALM-masters programme, particularly in library and information studies. I see it as my main challenge in teaching to prepare new generations of librarians and information specialists (including archivists and museum workers) for the changes the sector(s) is undergoing.

Research

My profile in Lund University research portal

My research interests concern the configuration of information in contemporary society in relation to literacies and practices of information. I am leading the research group ”Information practices: Communication, Culture and Society " at the Departments of Arts and Cultural Sciences. I am a member of the permanent committee for “Information Seeking in Context” (ISIC) and I am a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Journal of Documentation. Currently, I work with the research project "Algorithms and Literacies: Young people's understanding and society's expectations", funded by the Swedish Research Council, and I lead the research theme "In Search of Search and its Engines at the Pufendorf Institute.

Books (4)

Editorships (3)

Articles (33)

Book chapters (18)

Conference contributions (24)

Reports (9)

Articles in specialist publications and popular press (2)

Newspaper articles (4)

Miscellaneous (3)

Supervision at Lund University (6)

Administrative

  • Vice Dean at Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology
  • Member, Faculty Board, Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology

Teaching

Other tasks and qualifications

Olof Sundin

Professor, Manager of Research and Research Education

  • Division of ALM and Digital Cultures
  • Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

Vice Dean

  • Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology

Contact information

E-mail olof.sundinkultur.luse

Phone +46 46 222 09 66

Room LUX:C447

Visiting address
Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address
Box 192, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 30

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