ARK4 was a cooperation project between four Trondheim institutions: NTNU University Library; NTNU Computer and Information Technology (IDI); Regional State Archive, Trondheim and Norsk Døve Museum, while Digital Curation Unit was the international partner of the project.
ARK4 was seeking to create a virtual dialogue between the public and institutions which hold information. By exploring innovative technology, it aimed to disseminate knowledge from the past to a wider, younger audience. ARK4 intended to apply user-centric methods and collect fresh narratives, which it then shared with libraries, schools, archives, community organisations, both locally and nationally. Moreover, in the context of ARK4, DCU re-used Europena material to build a series of online quizzes, such as Children’s Literature, a joyful topic that aimed to travel its users back to their childhood and test what they have been reading and remember from then. Through the questions, the users could have a look at beautiful visual records lying currently within Europeana.
Original location: http://mubil.no/ark-4/