Real-time geo-visualization of usage from Chalmers Publication Library. From where, how the accessed and what they looked at the last couple of hours.


Chalmers Library plays a crucial role for the scholarly communication of the university and its researchers. One of the primary goals of the library is to make research results from all over the world available to Chalmers. Increasingly, the library has also become involved in the dissemination, communication and metrics of the research at the university.

Chalmers Publication Library is the primary tool for mass-dissemination of publications that origin from Chalmers. Its use is widespread. Our focus on search engine optimization has led to higher visibility and usage.

One the libraries aims is to make research information at Chalmers visible. In 2014 was launched – a system designed to cater for the future needs of gathering, analyzing and disseminating scholarly information. The first phase of the project included creating a database with all of the external funded research projects. As we continue the project we will be able to gather and re-use data for scholarly profiles, publications and projects.

Staff plays an important part in developing and establishing workflows for registration and validation of data. Data can later be used for research evaluation and dissemination. Copyright and licensing is becoming increasingly difficult to navigate for academics. The library offers support for researchers who wonder about the license conditions of the work they want to publish.


The system of scholarly communication sustains Chalmers research by dissemination of results to the scholarly community and public. Research activities and results are analyzed and evaluated but also preserved for the future.



The map shows the geographical spread of visits to Chalmers Publication Library during 2014. Only the top ten countries are displayed. Sweden (Chalmers usage excluded) has the highest amount of visitors. USA and China are on second and third place.

Metrics and analytics is becoming an important part of library operations. Bibliometrics measure the impact of publications but also mine text and data to find and visualize correlations between disciplines, universities, authors and more. One way of learning more about the university impact on society is through academic ranking. The library supports the university in analyzing ranking results and report to the different ranking lists.

”Your service for researchers is easy to take for granted, but during the year I worked for the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, and had no access to Chalmers Library, it became clear how good your system works. I really appreciate the service that we have access to.”

Maria Grahn, researcher at the
Department of Energy and Environment