This paper will look into Samdok‚Äôs presentation of itself in books; reports and its regularly distributed periodical to understand how this network represents and materialises Sweden. It will tentatively argue that Samdok promotes societal and cultural; as well as scholarly and disciplinary; ideals of transformation and change. The network has re-invented itself over the years in order to keep up with transformations in the wider society such as globalisation; migration; and the move from industrialism to consumerism with the rise of the service sector. It has reinvented itself in terms of directions for collecting; and it has reinvented itself in terms of how it looks upon itself as an organisation by shifting from ideals of scientifc rationality to reflexive cultural analysis. As a consequence; looking at Sweden from within Samdok; means looking at a nation and a network in perpetual change.