Forms of research cooperation

The National Library of Finland can participate in research cooperation in various roles:   

As a partner  

  • Partnership means applying for project funding together with researchers. The National Library of Finland may participate in the research project as the main or co-implementer, a member of a consortium, or any other partnership required by the funding. In partnership projects, the research can lead to by-products, such as the enrichment of the National Library of Finland’s materials or artificial intelligence applications that support the use of the materials.  
  • Partnership projects include long-term development work that benefits all parties participating in the project. Cooperating with research projects may also include the targeted acquisition of research materials and literature, the development of methods and tools, and support for managing and preserving research materials. The library can submit a letter of commitment and/or a commitment to cooperate in support of the project. 

As a provider of material  

  • The National Library of Finland can commit to provide the research project with the possibility to use materials in a manner that differs from the basic services. The materials can be analogue, digital, or data.