projects - intro


(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. 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

Ongoing projects



Gerhard Schøning 300 years in 2022

This project is in collaboration with The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters.

In 2022, it is 300 years since historian and founder of The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters, Gerhard Schøning (1722-80), was born. NTNU and the University Library's collections and history dates back to Schøning and the Society. Schøning was principal at the Cathedral School 1751-65, founded the Society in 1760 and went on a trip around Norway at the King's expense 1773-75. He died in Copenhagen 1780 as National Archivist in Denmark-Norway. Together with several researchers from NTNU, NDR, UiO and UiT, the project will take a closer look at Schøning's significance for Trondheim, Trøndelag and Norway. A seminar, city walk and bus trip to Byneset in Trondheim will be arranged on May 3 and 4, 2022.

See the website, Gerhard Schøning, for programs, presentation of Schøning's significance for NTNU and the University Library, scientific work, as well as digitized maps and drawings.

Open Science Toolbox (2018-2020)

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

05 Apr 2022