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Completed projects

  • 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.

  • 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.
    During the project, documentation of language will be implemented by digitising materials, finding out about copyrights related to the materials, making digitised materials openly available in the Fenno-Ugrica Collection and refining data from language materials for use in third party systems.
    During the one-year project, a total of 715 monograph titles will be digitised and made available for use. In all 52 titles of serial publications will be digitised during the project. According to the plan, there will be approximately 73,000 monograph pages and approximately 74,000 serial publication pages. In addition to printed materials, manuscripts in the archives will be the focus of the project; over 12,500 sheets will be digitised

  • 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.
    The project aims to consolidate National Library’s role and responsibility as a developer, coordinator and provider of guidelines of descriptive metadata. During the project, description cooperation with archives and museums will also be developed.

  • 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. Consequently, it will promote the easy discovery, distribution and re-use of open scientific outcomes.

  • COMHIS- Computational History and the Transformation of Public Discourse in Finland, 1640–1910

    The project studies the change in public discourse in Europe and Finland between 1640 and 1910 as well as Finnish information production as a part of European development. The project uses as its source materials digitised newspapers and library catalogues. The quality of digitised newspapers is improving all the time and they are studied, for example, with the help of text-mining.
    The multidisciplinary project considerably consolidates the cooperation between research and the National Library of Finland offering research resources. COMHIS is a new initiative in the operation of memory organisations in the field of digital humanities; it promoted the openness of science in a completely new way.

  • 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) 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.

  • Finna

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

  • 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.

  • 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.