Ark4 is a cooperation project between 4 Institutions of Trondheim NTNU UB; IDI; Regional State Archives and Deaf Museum. Athena Research Center, Athens Greece is also an external collaborator.
ARK4 intends to : create a virtual space of dialogue between the common user and the institutions involved. It will explore novel methods of technology to disseminate knowledge from
The project started with a pilot platform, where specific digital representations of old books, with archive objects and pictures, explored through a library laboratory by school students.
The first prototype was launced in June and 12 students from the Steiner school in Trondheim participated to a workshop about plants in collaboration with Ringve Museum, Vitenskapmuseet in Trondheim and Bjørn Sæther.
The software and ARK4 game was developed by Michail Giannakos( Assistant Professor in NTNU, IDI) and Giannis Elefteriotis (PHd student at the University of Corfu, Greece). The game is based on Flora Danica and the assignemnets the students had to solve were designed by Gavriella Papastefanou (Phd in Biology, University of the Crete, Greece).
The content of the game was provided by our archives and the research suite was designed by Prof. Michail Giannakos.
This is the first year of the project and there will be more applications and workshops to come.The prototype is now under development with a new layout by our collaborator Irene D. Marquez.
The project is financed by NTNU and the National library of Oslo, Norway through the program of exploring new dissemination paths for Libraries and archives in our society..
Project Leader: Alexandra Angeletaki, NTNU UB