Q. Swedish warship of 1628, Vasa - How do I search for information

The sinking of the Vasa is a popular business case study of engineering failure. The ship as well as records of the follow-on inquiry—a kind of postmortem document provides insights to lessons learned that can be applied to IT, software, engineering or management projects. The legacy of the Vasa helps in understanding the elements of value, risk, and measurement in the broader context of governance and management.



You can type VASA Warship AND Lesson* in the search box (SUMMON) on the library home page. 

Attached is a spreadsheet listing citations to sources, some you can access through RUL subscription databases (click on the links), a couple are freely accessible through the web, and some you can request using interlibrary loan (ILL) 

I recommend the scholarly article by W. C. Brown because it synthesizes several sources (lit review) aside from the information provided, I value it as a source to sources.

The attached word document is a summary from the book, VASA 1, The archaeology of a Swedish Royal Ship of 1628. I recommend the book for the photos and other illustrations. RUL does not have this book in its collection, but you can request it via ILL.

  • Last Updated May 23, 2020
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  • Answered By Ann Moriarty

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