One million records in Fennica

Fennica, the National Bibliography of Finland, reached the impressive milestone of one million bibliographic records this summer.

Fennica is a catalogue of Finnish publications, beginning with Missale Aboense (1488), the first book printed for use in Finland, which have been deposited under the Legal Deposit Act (Act No 1433/2007 on collecting and preserving cultural materials).

Fennica currently contains records of

  • 830,000 printed books
  • 21,000 books available online
  • 53,000 maps
  • 69,000 printed newspapers and magazines
  • 4,000 electronic newspapers and magazines
  • 12,000 voice recordings
  • Information on the ephemera resources of the National Collection
  • Pre-publication data provided by publishers as well as information about books published abroad which have a Finnish author or concern Finland

At present, approximately 12,000 records of new printed books, 2,000 records of electronic books and 500 new newspaper and magazine titles are created each year.

Descriptive data on Finnish sound recordings and sheet music are included in Viola, the National Discography of Finland.

More information on the National Bibliography and the National Discography is available on the website of national bibliographic services (in Finnish).

Information in both catalogues can be searched using Finna or directly through their public interfaces.

Fennica

Viola

Katri
Kananen
Librarian
Research library
The National Library of Finland
PL 15 (Unioninkatu 38)
00014 HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
0504154435