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Collection description and availability
Collection description

The National Library of Finland’s Fenno-Ugrica is a digital collection, which comprises digital materials published in Uralic languages.

The majority of the materials have been digitised from the collections of the National Library of Russia between 2012 and 2015, when the National Library of Finland implemented the Digitisation Project of Kindred Languages with funding from the Kone Foundation.

Fenno-Ugrica includes publications in the Livonian language digitised by the Institute of the Estonian Language and separate Zingarica and Judaica collections, which have been produced in the Digitisation Project of Minority Languages administered by the National Library of Finland. Some of the materials have been digitised and placed in use in cooperation with the archive of the National Board of Antiquities, the Finnish Antiquarian Society, the Estonian Literary Museum, the National Library of Sweden and the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities.

Fenno-Ugrica has been drawn up on the basis of publication archive platform Doria in the open source code DSpace software.

The collection comprises materials published in 19 different Uralic languages (Erzya, Livonian, Moksha, Shoksha, Khanty, Mansi, Komi-Zyryan, Komi-Permyak , Nenets, Selkup, Meadow Mari, Hill Mari, Ingrian, Vep, Karelian, Skolt Sami and Udmurt) mainly from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, when the development of the literary language of these languages started.

The collection comprises monographs and serial publications. There are over 1,100 monographs and over 20,000 newspapers in the collection. In addition, there are approximately 1,500 manuscript pages in the collection.

Catalogue information
  • The collection has been described in the reference database
Collection materials in format
  • Digital
Material type
  • Books
  • Newspapers
  • Aikakauslehdet
  • Ephemera
  • manuscripts