Projects and online exhibitions
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
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.
Room for new knowledge (2015-) at the Medicine and Health Library
This project aims to develop the physical library and related library services at the Medicine and Health Library, through mapping actual use, as well as through interviews and other forms of feedback.
This project is part of the overall mission to establish and develop an integrated medicine and health science library for NTNU, formerly HiST and St.Olavs Hospital at Campus Øya - in line with the assignment given by the Ministry of Education and Research.
Report (2013-2015): Medicine and Health Library - a unique model for library cooperation (in Norwegian)
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
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
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
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