Göran Samuelsson

Universitetslektor|Senior Lecturer


I have studied history at Stockholm University and is active at the Department of Information Systems and Technology (IST) in Sundsvall. Employed as a lecturer since 2004.

Area of interest

My main research focus is on information and preservation.  Which strategies should we have for bringing our information with us into the future?  Another important area in this process is the information architecture. How do we manage and structure our information over time from its creation to eternity? I have a background as an archive strategist from Lantmäteriet (National Land Survey of Sweden), which means that I am also particularly interested in geodata, and finally, I has also worked with analyzing and implementing tools for information management in a lab environment.


My ongoing research is done in collaboration with the Swedish Transport Administration, where we study information management in connection with the role as an orderer. The Swedish Transport Administration is increasingly procuring its activities and it places increasing demands on the organization and its way of managing information. Another theme is the integration of information in the physical infrastructure (roadway, rail, vehicle etc). Since the fall of 2016 we have also started a project in connection with the regional fund - ISERV (Information and e-services) where I work with WP 4, which deals with how we handle information related to major infrastructure projects, roads, bridges, railways etc in connection with BIM. I am also involved in the international research project "InterPares Trust".

Teaching and tutoring

I teach in archive and information science at basic-, advanced- and research level (data and system science). I also supervises two PhD students.

Other information

Part of the research group under the heading "Forum for digitization" (FODI).


Articles in journals

Samuelsson, G. (2016). Teaching digital archive at Mid Sweden University. Archiwistyka cyfrowa,

Klareld, A. , Samuelsson, G. , Berggren, S. , Olsson, A. & Anderson, K. (2015). Fem röster om projektet GoInfo. Arkiv, , pp. 14-15.

Samuelsson, G. (2014). ¿Te estás ahogando en una avalancha de información? Necesitas editar la historia de tu vida. Tábula, : 17

Anderson, K. , Bastian, J. A. , Flinn, A. & Samuelsson, G. (2012). Virtual experiments in collaborative archival education: : constructing a digital laboratory for digital learning. Comma: International Journal on Archives, : 2, pp. 97-104.  

Anderson, K. , Bastian, J. , Harvey, R. , Plum, T. & Samuelsson, G. (2011). Teaching to trust: How a virtual archives and preservation curriculum laboratory creates a global education community?. Archival Science, vol. 11: 3-4, pp. 349-372.  

Anderson, K. , Borglund, E. A. & Samuelsson, G. (2010). Mature Public e-Services Without Mature Recordkeeping – An Impossibility?. iRMA Information and Records Management Annual, , pp. 71-82.

Samuelsson, G. (2010). Svenska gods - jordbruksföretag med omfattande dokumenthantering?. Arkiv samhälle och forskning, : a, pp. 6-25.

Samuelsson, G. (2008). En introduktion till de äldre kartorna. Arkiv samhälle och forskning, : 2, pp. 138-141.

Borglund, E. , Samuelsson, G. , Sundqvist, A. & Wallin, P. (2007). SMEdoc : ett forskningsprojekt som tar arkivvetenskapen in i småföretagen. Arkiv, samhälle och forskning, : 2, pp. 93-95.

Samuelsson, G. (2006). Bonden, bilden och arkivet. Historisk Tidskrift, vol. 126: 4, pp. 703-725.    

Articles, reviews/surveys

Samuelsson, G. (2008). Kan man i framtiden studera bebyggelse på kartor?. Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift, vol. 55, pp. 87-95.

Samuelsson, G. (1991). Den 14:e internationella konferensen i kartografins historia.. Arkiv, samhälle och forskning, : 3, pp. 46-50.

Chapters in books

Asproth, V. , Borglund, E. A. , Samuelsson, G. & Öberg, L. (2010). E-tjänstens framtida historia : Informationsbevarande, ett bortglömt ansvarsområde?. In Förvaltning och medborgarskap i förändring. Lund : Studentlitteratur. pp. 167-184.

Samuelsson, G. (2007). Revolution som spränger arkiven i bitar. In Historia : vänbok till Christer Winberg den 5 juni 2007. Göteborg : Historia institutionen, Göteborgs universitet (Historiska institutionens skriftserie).

Samuelsson, G. (2003). The towns, the countryside and the Land Survey. In Accurata descriptio : studier i kartografi, numismatik, orientalistik och biblioteksväsen tillägnade Ulla Ehrensvärd. Stockholm : . pp. 395-402.

Conference papers

Samuelsson, G. (2017). Preservation of Spatial Information. In The Future Of Information Sciences : Integrating Ict In Society. (THE FUTURE OF INFORMATION SCIENCES). pp. 105--114.    

Samuelsson, G. (2015). Effective digital information management. Paper presented at the INFuture2015: e-Institutions – Openness, Accessibility, and Preservation, Zagreb, 11-13 November 2015

Samuelsson, G. (2012). The New Information Landscape The Archivist and Architect – Drawing on a Common Map?. In The Memory of the World in the Digital age: Digitization and Preservation 26-28 September 2012, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada : A methodology framework to ensure preservation.. pp. 1011--1025.

Anderson, K. , Samuelsson, G. & Morner Jansson, M. (2011). Benchmarking Information Management Practice and Competence in Swedish Organizations. In Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation : University of Insubria, Como, Italy. 8-9 September 2011. Reading, UK : . pp. 28--36.

Svärd, P. & Samuelsson, G. (2011). E-Government Developments and The Challenges of Managing Geodata. In Electronic government and electronic participation: joint proceedings of ongoing research and projects of IFIP EGOV and ePart 2011. Linz : (Schrifenreihe Informatik). pp. 175--180.

Samuelsson, G. , Shaon, A. , Naumann, K. , Rönsdorf, C. & Bos, M. (2011). Long-term sustainability of spatial data infrastructures: a metadata framework and principles of geo-archiving. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES 2011).

Anderson, K. , Samuelsson, G. & Jansson, M. M. (2009). Benchmarking information management practice and competence in swedish organizations. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Information Warfare and Security, ICIW 2009, Cape Town; South Africa; 26 March 2009 through 27 March 2009

Borglund, E. A. , Anderson, K. & Samuelsson, G. (2009). How requirements of record managers change after implementing new electronic records management systems. In Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation. UK : . pp. 59--66.

Samuelsson, G. & Öberg, L. (2008). The Future History of e-services. Long-term preservation of complex and integrated e-services. In Collaboration and the Knowledge Economy: Issues, Applications, Case Studies. Part 1.

Samuelsson, G. , Öberg, L. & Borglund, E. (2007). E-services and long-term preservation. In Electronic Government - EGOV 2007 : Proceedings of Electronic Government (E-GOV 07), Regensburg, Germany, September 3-7, 2007. Linz : (Schriftenreihe Informatik)

Doctoral theses

Samuelsson, G. (2004). I godsets skugga? : Frälsebonden på Ängsö : familj och arbete 1700-1880. Dis. Stockholm : Stads- och kommunhistoriska institutet, 2004 (Studier i stads- och kommunhistoria : 26)


Samuelsson, G. (1999). Det agrara Sverige [DVD-Elektronisk resurs].


Engvall, T. & Samuelsson, G. (2017). Ekonomiskt värde av information. Trafikverket  

Anderson, K. , Samuelsson, G. , Berggren, S. , Kallberg, M. , Klareld, A. & Olsson, A. (2016). Projektet God Informationsförvaltning. Sundsvall : Mittuniversitetet (Arkiv- och informationsvetenskap vid Mittuniversitetet 2016:1).  

Samuelsson, G. , Klareld, A. & Hellmer, E. (2016). SLUTRAPPORT En effektiv digital informationshantering. Stockholm : Trafikverket (Trafikverket 2017:109).  

Engvall, T. & Samuelsson, G. (2015). Förstudien - En effektiv digital informationshantering. Trafikverket  

Samuelsson, G. (2015). Strategisk Plattform För Digital Informationsförvaltning : Projektrapport Centrum för Digital Informationsförvaltning. Sundsvall : Mid Sweden University  

Rönsdorf, C. , Mason, P. , Holmes, J. , Gerber, U. , Streilein, A. , Bos, M. , Shaon, A. , Naumann, K. & et al. (2013). Long term preservation of digital Geographic Information — 16 fundamental principles agreed by National Mapping Agencies and State Archives.  

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