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Finna

Finna is home to Finnish cultural and science resources.

Service description

Finna is home to Finnish cultural and science resources. Finna is composed of the Finna.fi search service, which brings all the resources together, and hundreds of other Finna search services.

Finna.fi brings the resources of museums, libraries, archives and other cooperation organisations under one roof. Diverse search functions give you access to millions of resources quickly and easily. Finna.fi also provides selected content for a variety of purposes.

Participating organisations are responsible for the content in Finna. 

Finna also provides an online service platform on which various actors can create their own digital search service, or, for example, an online library. Already over 90% of Finnish public libraries use the Finna online library.

Finna’s open interface serves more technically-oriented users, such as application developers, data visualisation providers or researchers using digital resources.

Background information

The National Library of Finland, together with more than 400 Finnish actors, maintains and develops the Finna service.

Finna is developed through development rounds implemented in collaboration with archives, libraries and museums. Finna is based on an open source code, which enables diverse national and international cooperation in Finna’s development.

Finna was launched in 2013. The service is funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Joining the service

Joining the service requires a contract

Information about joining the service

  • You can express your organisation’s interest in joining Finna at any time. The actual timetable will be agreed together.
     
  • Joining Finna is free for archives, libraries and museums within the administrative sector of the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Alternative name of service

Finna-hakupalvelu

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