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Proscovia Svärd

Södertörn University College
Senior Lecturer/Researcher
Huddinge, Sweden
Proscovia Svärd is a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of History and Contemporary Studies, Södertörn University, Stockholm. She this year finished her Post-doctoral Research at the School of Interdisciplinary Research and Postgraduate Studies, University of South Africa. She is also a Research Fellow at the Department of Information Science, University of South Africa. She is also a Research Fellow at the Department of Information Science, University of South Africa. She has in her former life worked as an Archivist at the Nordic Africa Research Institute in Uppsala, Sweden, Research Administrator for the Program on Post-Conflict Transition, the State and Civil Society, Project-Co-ordinator for a Nordic Documentation Project on the Liberation Struggles in Southern Africa (www.liberationafrica.se). She completed her PhD at the University of Amsterdam. She has a Licentiate Degree in Computer and Systems Sciences, BA and MA in Archives and Information Science from Mid Sweden University, Sweden and a BSc in Media and Information Science from Uppsala University, Sweden. Her research interests include; enterprise content management, records management, information culture, e-government development, public sector information (PSI), long-term preservation of digital information, truth and reconciliation commissions and their documentation processes, the role of archives in enhancing accountability and transparency in government institutions, information access and the link to democracy and development. She is the author of a recently published book by Elsevier entitled “Enterprise Content Management, Records Management and Information Culture Amidst e-Government Development. Information about the book is available on the Internet.