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Key Figures 2016

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Library collections

  • 115 shelf kilometres of material
  • 3 million books and 3 million other publications
  • 7,400 new publications purchased every year from research fields in the humanities (history, comparative literature, philosophy, music, Russian and Eastern European studies)
  • More than 400 shelf metres of new legal deposit copies (collected according to the Act on the Deposit and Conservation of Cultural Materials)
    Of them, more than 11,000 are Finnish books
    4,000 are annual volumes of various periodicals
    310 are annual volumes of newspapers
    2,600 are music recordings
    45,000 are ephemera (advertisements, brochures, instruction booklets, small magazines)
    in addition to posters, annual reports, sheet music and maps
  • 7,500 data entries of new digital deposit copies
  • 178 million data entries from Finnish websites harvested for the Library’s online archive

Digitisation and online services

  • In 2016, the Library digitised approximately one million pages of nationally significant resources

digi.kansalliskirjasto.fi

  • 11 million pages of digitised resources at the end of 2016
  • 18 million downloads, 23% increase in use of the service

doria.fi publication archive service

  • 3,5 million downloads during 2016, 41 %  increase in use of the service
     

Financial indicators

  • National Library revenue in 2016: €25 092 902    
  • National Library expenses in 2016: €24 436 792      

Services for libraries, archives, museums and other public administration

Online resources acquired by the FinELib consortium

  • 58,600 licensed digital periodicals
  • 11.9 million downloads
     
  • 406,048 licensed electronic books
  • 9.4 million downloads
     
  • 16,465 licensed reference works
  • 4 million downloads

Finna – the online service for archives, libraries and museums.

  • 7.2 million visits to Finna, an increase of 172% from the previous year
  • 207 archives, libraries and museums involved in Finna
  • 1,2 million visits to Finna.fi, an increase of 48 %

Finto - the national dictionary and ontology service

  • 29.7 million connections to the interface
  • 34 dictionaries, ontologies and classes
  • 470,000 concepts, keywords and classes

Melinda – the national metadata repository

  • 10 million reference data entries in the database
  • 40 libraries involved

Publication archives

  • 32 million article downloads

Training

  • Over 60 training events, with 6,300 participants from libraries, museums and archives