The National Library of Finland and Kopiosto have agreed on the right to provide the digital newspapers and magazines included in the former’s collections for research use through the digi.kansalliskirjasto.fi service as part of the Tutkain project in 2020–2022.
Goal and tasks
Thanks to the Tutkain project, researchers will be able to use Finnish newspapers and magazines from 1930–2018 digitised by the National Library. Research use here refers to non-commercial scientific or artistic research, reports, theses or final projects completed by students, researchers and other members of teaching and research staff at Finnish higher education institutions participating in Tutkain.
The material included in the Tutkain project has been licensed for 15 Finnish higher education institutions, which can give users access through the HAKA authentication system to the National Library’s digital newspaper and magazine material for research use in the digi.kansalliskirjasto.fi service. The agreement also allows users to carry out machine-based analyses of the material and create datasets of the material for the verification of research and for later research.
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The project participants are:
- Aalto University
- University of Helsinki
- University of Eastern Finland
- University of Jyväskylä
- South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences
- University of Lapland
- Lapland University of Applied Sciences
- National Defence University
- University of Oulu
- University of Turku
- University of Vaasa
- Vaasa University of Applied Sciences
- University of the Arts Helsinki
- University of Tampere
- Åbo Akademi University
Who can use the material?
The material is available to staff of the higher education institutions participating in Tutkain whose duties include the supervision, management or implementation of research within the organisation, or education, orientation or communication relating to the use of the material. The material can be used by students and researchers of the Tutkain institutions, as well as those in an equivalent relationship, who have a HAKA username granted by their home institution and for whose research the material will be used.
What is research use?
Research use here refers to non-commercial scientific or artistic research, reports, theses or final projects completed by students, researchers and other members of teaching and research staff at Finnish higher education institutions participating in Tutkain. Research is not considered commercial solely on the basis of external funding. Data mining can also be used as a research method.
Can the material also be used in teaching?
Authenticated users can use the material according to the terms above in research and its supervision as well as in teaching research-related information-seeking, in methodology teaching and in teaching that presents their own research in accordance with the valid terms and page limits of Kopiosto’s copying licence.
How do I access the material?
Users entitled to access the Tutkain material can do so by logging in to digi.kansalliskirjasto.fi through the HAKA authentication system and completing the authorisation form during their first visit. The form must be completed each year. The user is asked to provide information about the purpose of using the material, including his or her research field.
What information must I provide on the form and how are my personal details used?
The authorisation form asks the user to provide information on his or her role and field of research or education and to enter a brief description of the primary purpose of using the material.
Information on the user’s home organisation is linked to the responses, but they are not linked to other user details or to information on the material used. The user can save the information on the authorisation form for him- or herself.
I logged in to the service using HAKA authentication, but was not asked to complete an authorisation form. Why?
If you used HAKA authentication, please make sure that you used the username of an organisation participating in Tutkain. If the organisation that granted the username is involved in Tutkain and you cannot access the authorisation form, please contact the administrator through the feedback link, providing your email address and the name of the organisation that granted the username with which you tried to access the material. Please also note that the National Library of Finland cannot grant HAKA usernames because they are only granted by users’ home organisations based on their own specifications.
It is permitted to create datasets of the material. What does this mean?
A dataset here refers to a set of resources which has been compiled from the material by a researcher and which does not include copyrighted material (or its parts) that is covered by the agreement. A dataset can consist of text, figures, graphs or a combination thereof.
Datasets of copyrighted Tutkain material or its parts can be stored for the verification of research and for later research and made available for researchers in a data archive or similar service selected by the researcher.
Copyrighted material (or its parts) that is covered by this agreement can be stored for the verification of research and for later research and made available to researchers in a closed certified archive in accordance with a contract between Kopiosto and the archive administrator. Such a contract was made with the Finnish Social Science Data Archive at the time of signing the Tutkain agreement.
How can I create a dataset on my own?
You can create a dataset yourself too. Please, look at the instructions for data mining: https://natlibfidigi.gitlab.io/gitbook/