PLACED - Place- and Activity-Centric Dynamic Library Services
Research Project , 2017 – 2019

The PLACED project introduces a new type of place- and activity-centric digital library services. Whereas library services typically focus on providing access to a collection of media, PLACED services support activities in the library.

The groundbreaking aspect is that these services capture knowledge generated through these activities, make them a part of the library's collection, and allow future library users to explore and access them. In this way, PLACED services help break down the institutional walls of the library and make it an integrated part of urban life by creating an ever-evolving collection built on urban activities and knowledge generation.


Eva Eriksson (contact)

Universitetslektor vid Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Interaction Design (Chalmers)

Sofia Serholt

Doktor vid Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Interaction Design (Chalmers)


Aarhus public libraries

Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus University

Aarhus, Denmark

Bibliothèque Municipale de Lyon

Lyon, France

City of Gothenburg

Gothenburg, Sweden


Lyon, France

Interactive Institute Swedish ICT AB

Göteborg, Sweden

Université de Lyon

Lyon, France



Funding Chalmers participation during 2017–2019

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Information and Communication Technology

Areas of Advance

Sustainable development

Driving Forces


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