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Committee on information services and management

A number of applications are currently used within the environment for digital library services. Several standards are needed for both general use and the library sector to be able to efficiently transfer documents, including their metadata, from one system to another.

The National Library of Finland chairs the committee on information services and management under the Finnish Standards Association, which coordinates Finnish efforts to develop ISO standards in the information services sector and is responsible for having such standards translated into Finnish.

Wiki site of the committee on information services and management (in Finnish)

The Kotoistus project

The Kotoistus project aims to ensure that information systems can be used in Finland in all of the country’s languages.

The project issues instructions and rules on language and culture which companies and other software and service developers can apply. The project is responsible for Finland’s participation in the Unicode Consortium. In addition, it raises awareness about its rules and ensures their correct application. Instructions prepared in the project are also widely applied in library systems.

Website of the Kotoistus project (in Finnish)

KATVE, the National Library working group on networking standards

KATVE, the National Library working group on networking standards, issues instructions for the national application of networking standards.

Wiki site of the KATVE working group (in Finnish)