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Projects and online exhibitions

(See separate page for earlier projects)

The NTNU University Library aims to offer modern library services, and there is always plenty of activity involving projects, presentations and exhibitions. The activities are related to the library’s 4 strategic areas of focus:

  • Research and publishing
  • Innovative education and innovative learning environments
  • Accessibility and digital content
  • Competence and organizational development


projects - projects


Open Science Toolbox (2018-)

The goal is for the toolbox to support other academic libraries, of different sizes and with different needs as well as resources, to develop new services for Open Science in the library. This includes everything from basic information about Open Data that can be integrated with the library webpage, to more extensive documentation of information resources related to the research process, copyright and licensing, data curation and metadata. The focus is on meeting the immediate need of libraries in developing research support for research data management and documentation. In addition, it is desirable to further the development of the social mission of the academic libraries in making knowledge publicly available.

Project homepage: Open Science Toolbox
Project managers: Ingrid Heggland, Henrik Karlstrøm, Sølvi Karlsen, Rune Brandshaug, Linda Johansen og Endre Aas 

TREFF: towards a new platform for the University Library's library counter (2017-2019)

The aim of the project is to investigate the library counter at the NTNU University Library and identify, initiate and evaluate measures for further development. The project deals with the physical meeting with the student at the counter.

We have investigated what the students ask for at the library counter and how students and employees experience the counter service at the NTNU University Library. Data is collected in various ways; Mapping of inquiries at the counters, focus group and individual interviews, surveys and literature studies.

The project has received funding from the National Library. 

Final report (Norwegian only)
Steering committee: Karen Johanne Buset og Sølvi Karlsen
Project managers: Astrid Kilvik og Liv Inger Lamøy
Referents: Hans-Jørgen BerntsenUna ErsdalMona HolmenInga Buset LangfeldtInger LangøFrida Røsand og Astrid Sandvik 

ARK4: An interactive heritage library. (2014-2016)

ARK4 aims to convey content from archives using gaming technology to disseminate information. Using new and innovative technology the project delivers knowledge of the past to a wider and younger audience. ARK4 has launched its games for schoolchildren and university students and has established a digital gaming platform. The project investigates also on how games can support learning and is based on the knowledge and methods of museology and 'serious games'. Read more about the ARK4 project at the blog ARK4 - Digital Heritage Library Project.
Project report: ARK4 A Interactive Heritage Library, Phase 2, Part 1

Project manager: Alexandra Angeletaki

06 Nov 2020

projects - exhibitions


Illustration of the town hall fireHenrik Mathiesen

Henrik Mathiesen (1847-1927) was a famous a respected local historian and illustrator in Trøndelag. He counts as Trøndelags first town historian and he wrote the first historical presentation about Trondheim in the Middle Ages. The online exhibition shows illustrations and documents from his rich archive. Henrik Mathiesen online exhibition

ostrich fern - illustration in Flora Norvegica

Flora Norvegica

In 2016, Norway's first flora book, Flora Norvegica, celebrates 250 years. The first part of the flora book was published by bishop Johan Ernst Gunnerus in 1766. The latter part was published posthumously in 1774. The plant descriptions include information on where and when they were found, their dialect names and the way the plants can be used. Flora Norvegica online exhibition

Portrait of a girl - illustrating the NTNU photo collection

A glimpse into the NTNU photo collection

NTNU University Library has collected images from over a hundred years, and the collection has now grown to about a million photographs and negatives. There are also other exciting historical material, and the image collection is a rich source of both human history, local history and the history of photography. NTNU photo collection online exhibition

Online exhibition of  NTNU University Library's Centenary

NTNU University Library’s Centenary

Online exhibition on the 2012 centenary of the NTNU University Library (pdf in Norwegian, 30 MB)
A series with pictures: NTNU UB 100 years