Cultural heritage at the oldest scientific library in Norway

Happy birthday, Gunnerus.com!

By on 3. October 2017 in Digitisation, UBedu with 0 Comments
Happy birthday, Gunnerus.com!

One year ago today, Gunnerus.com was launched. Gunnerus.com is the NTNU University Library’s search system for digitised special collections materials and contains photographs, maps, manuscripts, letters and drawings, amongst other document types. How has the use been so far? New content During the system’s first 365 days, many historical photographs and documents have the seen […]

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The rose window at the Nidaros Cathedral – a womans project

The rose window at the Nidaros Cathedral – a womans project

After 1814, the Nidaros Cathedral were seen as a national icon and its position was strengthened by the fact that the Constitution of 1814 also designated Nidaros Cathedral as a coronation church. The Nidaros Cathedral has been subject to continuous restoration projects since the restoration of the first phase began in 1869-1877. An interior committee […]

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15 year and working on board a sailing ship to New York in 1881

15 year and working on board a sailing ship to New York in 1881

After Norwegian shipping was heavily affected by reduced trade during the napoleon wars of the first part of the 19th century, the industry again grew strongly from the 1820s to the 1880s. Norway became a leading maritime nation, and this became a source of national pride. Shipping was important for young Norwegian boys who needed […]

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Coralline algae, online now

By on 23. March 2017 in Private archives, UBedu with 2 Comments
Coralline algae, online now

The collection of botanical letters that Mikael Heggelund Foslie received on coralline algae during 1884 to 1909 is now available online on Gunnerus.no. This is a collection of nearly 2000 letters. Mikael Heggelund Foslie was one of the most important international researchers on the systematics of non-geniculate coralline red algae at the turn of the […]

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Gunnerus.com passes 20 000

Gunnerus.com passes 20 000

Last year, Gunnerus.com was launched, a search and viewing service for our digitised special collections material. Gunnerus.com allows you to zoom in on photographs and documents and download files for further use. This coming weekend the total number of visits will pass 20 000. Our visitors have performed 169 053 searches and spent an average […]

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The city fire of 1842

By on 18. January 2017 in Maps, Pictures, UBedu with 0 Comments
The city fire of 1842

Saturday evening, by eight o’clock in the evening, January 22nd 1842, a devastating fire started in Trondheim. 371 apartment buildings burnt down and 3000 people bacame homeless. This was the second big fire in the city in only nine months. The wood house city of Trondheim was drabbed by five city fires during the 1840’s. […]

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Book conservation at Kalvskinnet

By on 23. September 2016 in Conservation, UBedu with 0 Comments
Book conservation at Kalvskinnet

Objects conservation as a profession offers many areas of specializations, whereof books and library materials is one. The birth of book conservation as a field of expertise is said to rest on one single event in time: the disastrous flooding of Florence, Italy in the 1960’s. In the aftermath of the disaster, a more minimalistic […]

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The Unidentified

By on 14. September 2016 in Pictures, UBedu with 0 Comments
The Unidentified

There are approximately 1 million historical photographs in the library’s archives. Some of these have lived in an unchanged system since they were created some 100 years ago. Perhaps they were given a reference number the day they were created, registered in a protocol with the portrayed’s names, date and location. Sometimes someone else has […]

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Nidarø Through 158 Years of History

By on 8. September 2016 in Pictures, UBedu with 0 Comments
Nidarø Through 158 Years of History

Nidarø is a peninsula. Nidarø has a diverse history to look back on. This presentation of pictures starts in 1858 and displays an image when it was farming on Nidarø and ends in 1987. The farming was eventually closed down and followed by sawmill, sports facilities and parks. Two bridges, one to Ila and one […]

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Test Houses at Gløshaugen

By on 28. August 2015 in Pictures, Private archives, UBedu with 0 Comments
Test Houses at Gløshaugen

Research on energy efficient housing is one of the long lines of our university’s history. A zero emissions house, ready for inhabitation and research from 1 October 2015, joins a long tradition of test houses at Gløshaugen. For almost 100 years ago, Andreas Fredrik Bugge, professor of house construction learning, raised 27 test houses on […]

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