The National Library of Finland participates in research projects and cooperates with international research infrastructures.
The cooperation aims at improving the preconditions of cultural and social research, bringing our materials widely accessible to scholars and developing services required by research in interaction with the scholarly community.
Partnership projects engage in long-term development cooperation beneficial to all project parties. Cooperation with research projects is diverse by nature: digitisation of materials for research use, precision acquisition of research materials, development of methods and tools as well as support in research material management and preservation.
Examples of ongoing and finished projects:
In the COMHIS project, digitised newspapers are studied with the help of, for example, text-mining and the quality of digitised materials is improved.
The duty of the Research Centre on Digital Information Management Digitalia is to improve the usability of the materials and to promote the availability of information and its utilisation opportunities.
Digitisation projects born out of research needs include the Digitisation Project of Kindred Languages and its follow-up project Digitisation Project of Minority Languages as well as Classics Library and Fragmenta membranea.