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Service description

Finna brings together the materials from Finnish archives, libraries and museums.

The service provides you with information on available materials and offers a direct access to some of the digitised materials. 

In addition to the national view, Finna is a search service entity containing several sites in addition to the nationwide site. The content of organisation-specific sites is usually limited to the material of those individual organisations.

The National Library of Finland bears the main responsibility for developing and maintaining Finna, but the actual development work is carried out together with Finna partners. The archives, libraries and museums involved in Finna are responsible for its content.

Finna is part of the National Digital Library (NDL) project of the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Joining the service
  • Joining the service requires a contract
  • Free of charge
Standards used

Harvesting of data sources:OAI-PMH
Metadata of data sources:EAD, LIDO, MARC 21, Dublin Core

Contact information
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Background information

The National Digital Library (NDL) project launched by the Ministry of Education and Culture aims at increasing the significance of digital materials of libraries, archives and museums as well as cultural heritage in the society.

The project develops services and operating models to create, manage, preserve and utilised cultural heritage.In addition, the aim is to consolidate various systems preserving cultural heritage and to ensure that the information contained by them are commensurate.

The National Library of Finland maintains the Finna service and is responsible for its development and building a cooperation network around it.The customer interface is built on the basis of open source code software VuFind, and Finna is implemented in development rounds in cooperation with archives, libraries and museums.The open source code software also allows for other national and international cooperation in the development of Finna.

Service users
  • Organisations
Steering responsibility

Finna is the customer interface of the National Digital Library project (NDL).The NDL project is steered by the NDL steering group.All organisations participating in Finna comprise the Finna consortium.The steering group of the Finna service is the Finna consortium group.

Organisation model
  • Consortium
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