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Biosketch: Professor Olof Sundin

Olof is professor at the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences, Lund University, where he is the leader of the research group Information Practices: Communication, Culture and Society. His research has focused on information practices in occupational and educational contexts. In his current research he mainly focuses the credibility of digital information, information literacy, the challenged and changed roles of experts and the production and use of encyclopaedic knowledge. He is a member of The International Information Literacies Research Network and of the permanent committee for Information Seeking in Context (ISIC). Olof is also a member of the editorial advisory board of Journal of Documentation.

Olof is one of two research leaders of the framework project Knowledge in a Digital World: Trust, Credibility and Relevance on the Web funded by the Swedish Research Council. He is also the leader of the project Encyclopaedias' Trustworthiness in the Digital Media Landscape funded by The Erik Philip-Sörensen Foundation.

Recent publications (2011-)

Francke, H. & Sundin, O. (2012). "Negotiating the role of sources: Educators' conceptions of credibility in participatory media". Library & Information Science Research, 34(3), 169-175.

Limberg, L., Sundin, O. & Talja, S. (2012). "Three Theoretical Perspectives on Information Literacy". Journal for Information Technology Studies as a Human Science, 11(2), 93-110. See <http://etjanst.hb.se/bhs/ith/2-11/llosst.pdf>

Sundin, O. (2012). "Att hantera kunskap och information i den digitala samtiden". In U. Carlsson & J. Johannisson (eds.), Läsarnas marknad, marknadens läsare: en forskningsantologi. SOU 2012:10. S. 141-154.

Sundin, O., Francke, H. & Limberg, L. (2011). "Practicing information literacy in the classroom: policies, instructions, and grading." Dansk Biblioteksforskning: Tidsskrift for informations- og kulturformidling (2/3), 7-17. See <http://www.danskbiblioteksforskning.dk/2011/nr2-3/Sundin.pdf>

Sundin, O. (2011). "Janitors of universal knowledge: constructing knowledge in the everyday life of Wikipedia editors." Journal of Documentation, 67(5), 840-862. See <http://lup.lub.lu.se/luur/download?func=downloadFile&recordOId=1693489&fileOId=2277516>

Francke, Helena, Olof Sundin & Louise Limberg (2011). "Debating credibility: the shaping of information literacies in upper secondary school". Journal of Documentation, 67(4), 675-694. See <http://bada.hb.se/handle/2320/8351>

Francke, Helena & Olof Sundin (2010). "An inside view: credibility in Wikipedia from the perspective of editors". Information Research 15.3, Special supplement: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science, London 21-24 June, 2010. <http://informationr.net/ir/15-3/colis7/colis702.html>

Olof Sundin

Olof Sundin

Ph.D., Professor

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