PLACED (Place- and Activity-Centric Dynamic Library Services) is a 3-year European research project aimed at developing 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.

PLACED is funded by Horizon 2020, the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme, as well as research foundations in Denmark, France, and Sweden. The project has eight partners across Europe:

  • Aarhus University, Denmark, contact person Peter Dalsgaard
  • CNRS – LIRIS, France, contact person Aurélien Tabard
  • ENSSIB, France, contact person Benoît Epron
  • Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, contact person Eva Eriksson
  • Dokk1 – Aarhus Public Libraries, Denmark, contact person Sidsel Bech- Petersen
  • Bibliothèque Municipale de Lyon, France, contact person Gilles Eboli
  • Library of Lundby, City of Gothenburg, Sweden, contact person Katrin Ryrfeldt
  • Interactive Institute Swedish ICT, Sweden, contact person Peter Ljungstrand