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Reception of digital legal deposit copies

Submitting legal deposit copies of digital publications according to the Act on Collecting and Preserving Cultural Materials (Laki kulttuuriaineistojen talle

Service description

Submitting legal deposit copies of digital publications according to the Act on Collecting and Preserving Cultural Materials (Laki kulttuuriaineistojen tallettamisesta ja säilyttämisestä 1433/2007). Publications may be delivered to the Legal Deposit Office using an online form, or (upon agreement) through an SFTP connection, or in a data storage medium.

The aim of the service is to preserve Finnish digital publications and to make them available for researchers and other users today and in the future.

An online publisher is responsible for submitting digital publications, upon request by the National Library, if they cannot be harvested automatically.

The materials are described in the the national bibliography Fennica and in the national discography Viola, when applicable. Both are available for use through the National Library Search Service. Stored materials are available for local use on legal deposit terminals at the National Library and in other legal deposit libraries, the Library of Parliament, and the National Audiovisual Institute. 

Joining the service

Free of charge

Information about joining the service

The party responsible for submitting materials is responsible for costs incurred by the legal deposit.

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