Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


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.


About the research

I am leading the research group ”Information practices: Communication, Culture and Society " at the Departments of Arts and Cultural Sciences. I am also a member of “The Network for Critical Information Literacy Research” as well as member of the permanent committee for “Information Seeking in Context” (ISIC). I am the project leader of “Encyclopedias in transformation and the forming of public knowledge” which is funded by Erik Philip-Sörensen foundation. I am a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Journal of Documentation.

I also a member of the “The Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction and Mediated Communication in Contemporary Society” (LinCS) at University of Gothenburg and University of Borås. LinCS is a national centre of excellence funded by the Swedish Research Council (2006-cont.). Within the frame of LinCS am I project leader of "EXpertise, Authority and Control on the InterneT (EXACT): a study of the formation of source credibility in Web 2.0 environments for learning", which is funded by the Swedish Research Council.


Books (3)
Editorships (3)
Articles (30)
Book chapters (18)
Conference contributions (24)
Reports (8)
Newspaper articles (3)
Miscellaneous (2)
Supervision at Lund University (5)

Research portal (Lund University)



  • Member, Forskarutbildningsnämnden, Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology

Other tasks and qualifications

Olof Sundin

Assistant Head of Department, Deputy Head of Department
Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

Manager of Research and Research Education, Professor
Division of ALM and Digital Cultures
Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

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