Completed projects

  • Digitisation of Labour Newspapers

    In addition to the National Library and other legal deposit libraries, the digitised magazines will be opened for the use of researchers and customers also at the Library of the Labour Movement, the Labour Archives, the People’s Archives and the Finnish Labour Museum Werstas as the digitisation proceeds.
    When the project ends at the end of 2021, all the magazines digitised during the project, a total of approximately 250,000 pages of labour magazines, will be digitally available for researchers and other customers.

  • AVIISI – sanomalehtien kultainen vuosisata käyttöön

    The aim of AVIISI is to advance in phases to expand the use of copyrighted newspaper materials in cooperation and agreeing with Kopiosto, newspaper publishing companies and the National Library.
    To plan, build and pilot operating models with which agreement can be reached to bring digital copyrighted materials from the 1900s and the 2000s into wider use.

  • Digital Open Memory

    The aim of the project Digital Open Memory is to enhance the availability and usability of digital information resources. The project produces a report on how to create a library lab, involving the users and developers of digital information resources. Based on the results, the implementation level of the project is then chosen. It also involves pilot users, which are studied intensively to gain understanding about the means and need on using information resources.

  • Digitisation of the Hevosurheilu magazine

    In addition to the National Library and other legal deposit libraries, the digitised magazines will be opened for the use of researchers and customers as well as for the internal editorial use of the Hevosurheilu magazine as the digitisation proceeds.
    When the project ends at the end of 2021, all the magazines digitised during the project, a total of approximately 120,000 pages, will be available digitally.

  • Digitisation Project of Minority Languages

    The project produces materials printed in minority languages and material refinement tools to support linguistic research and citizen science. In this context, minority languages refer to Mordvin, Permic, Mari, Nenets, Yiddish, Sami and Romani languages.
    The project digitises linguistic materials to which researchers have not previously had access. The materials will be made available for both researchers and the general public in the Fenno-Ugrica Collection. The digitisation Project of Kindred Languages is a sub-project of the Kone Foundation -funded Language programme.

  • Finna

    The aim of the project is to create and establish a joint customer interface for the memory organisation sector, Finna service.

  • Kilda - Library metadata into linked data

    The project aims to promote the transfer of library metadata into linked data by putting the revision of the international description into use in Finland. At the core of the project is the implementation of the international RDA (Resource Description and Access) standard in Finland. In addition to the RDA description standard, identifiers, information and concept models, as well as thesauri are key development areas in the creation of linked data.

  • National metadata repository

    The aim of the project is to provide a shared metadata repository (Melinda) to all Finnish libraries. The libraries will have a new working and operating environment for metadata production at their disposal. The description process of libraries will become more efficient when the utilisation of work done by other libraries becomes easier and different description practices become fewer.

  • NewsEye: A Digital Investigator for Historical Newspapers

    The NewsEye project involves national libraries, humanities and social science research groups and computer science research groups. It addresses a number of challenges, which will result in significant scientific advances, in several directions:
    • in text recognition, text analysis, natural language processing, computational creativity and natural language generation, with regard to historical newspapers but also more universally,
    • in digital newspaper research, addressing a number of editorial issues like OCR and article separation,

  • Promoting the use of newspapers and journals in research and education

    The project aims to promote the use of Finnish newspaper and journal content available through the digi.kansalliskirjasto.fi (Digi) service in research and education. In practice, the project encompasses the technical implementation of the Haka user identification into the Digi system, which enables the provision of access, based on information gained from the users’ home organisation, to those datasets stored in Digi that users have the right to use based on the relevant agreements.

  • TAJUA - open publication of science

    The aim of the TAJUA project is to considerably increase the fast, permanent and genuinely open availability of the outcomes of scientific endeavours in Finland. This will be attained through the development of open publication channels and by improving the quality of operations. The project will help researchers and research organisations to increase the open publication of research data and scientific articles. It will also improve the quality of open science publication practices and that of metadata.