PLACED - Place- and Activity-Centric Dynamic Library Services

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Coordinator CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG - Institutionen för tillämpad informationsteknologi
Funding from Vinnova SEK 3 066 466
Project duration March 2017 - February 2020
Status Ongoing

Purpose and goal

The purpose of PLACED is to develop digital public services that support the transformation of libraries from static to dynamic urban knowledge hubs. The goal is to develop a new type of place- and activity centered digital library services that captures knowledge generated by activities and make them part of the library´s collection. This enables the creation of an ever-changing library collection development with users through urban activities and knowledge generation.

Expected results and effects

The expected impact of PLACED is to add to the library´s transition into an integrated urban space offering novel digital services to support community-based knowledge development across socio-cultural divides and increase the capacity of the urban area to answer local challenges by developing novel digital services that support the planning and execution of activities, captures knowledge generated in activities thereby extending the library collection, and enables subsequent citizens using the library to explore and access place- and activity-specific knowledge.

Planned approach and implementation

In this project we will use a user-focused co-creative approach that connects research institutions, libraries, citizens, and businesses to understand user needs and develop accessible and useful services. The project will develop and evaluate demonstrators that shows the potential of the location and activity centered library services, and disseminating this knowledge to libraries, policy makers, citizens, researchers and technology providers throughout Europe.

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