Veronica Johansson, PhD, is a researcher, lecturer and director of studies at the Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) at the University of Borås. She is also editor-in-chief for the scholarly open access journal Human IT.
Veronica Johansson’s research interests are mainly focused on the area in which both historical and new information and knowledge organisation practices and systems overlap with situated user interactions and enactments of meaning. She is also interested in visuality and visualisation in a broad sense; in conceptual development of literacies and critical literacies in particular; and in socioculturally and sociotechnically based explorations of issues of power and interests in ongoing and situated constructions of information and knowledge resources.
In her PhD research, published in December 2012, Veronica addresses two such examples in the form of case studies focused on analysing the range of critical literacies in users’ interactions with (data) visualisation tools as information resources.
Johansson, Veronica (2008). The Map and the Time Axis as Mediating Tools in Interactive Information Resources. Paper presented at the doctoral consortium at the European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, ECDL 2008: Towards the European Digital Library, September 14-19, Aarhus, Denmark.
Johansson, Veronica (2012). A Time and Place for Everything? Social Visualisation Tools and Critical Literacies. (Doctoral Dissertation). Skrifter från Valfrid, no. 52. Borås: The Swedish School of Library and Information Science, the University of Borås.
Also available as: http://hdl.handle.net/2320/11462
Johansson, Veronica (2009). "Berättelser i gränssnittet: Kritiska kompetenser och interaktiva informationsresurser." [Stories in the Interface: Critical Competencies and Interactive Information Resources]. I Informationskompetenser: Om lärande i informationspraktiker och informationssökning i lärandepraktiker. [Information Literacies: On Learning in Information Practices and Information Seeking in Learning Practices]. Hedman, J. & Lundh, A. Red. (Ingår i serie: Lärande & IT, vol. 1). 235-267. Stockholm: Carlssons.
Johansson, Veronica (2004a). Elektroniska dokument i informationspolitisk belysning: En fråga om makt, kontroll och förhandlingar. [Electronic Documents Viewed from an Information Policy Perspective: A Question of Power, Control, and Negotiations]. Human IT, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 197-264. < http://www.hb.se/bhs/ith/2-7/index.htm>
Johansson, Veronica (2004b). Public Libraries as Democratic Intermediaries: Some Examples from Sweden. New Library World, vol. 105, no. 1/2, pp. 47-59.