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Finna Search Service

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Location of the initiative:

 FINLAND


Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations:

K6 - develop knowledge banks on local and traditional materials, techniques and know-how


Time span of the initiative:

2008 - Continuous


Brief description of the initiative:

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

Finna is continuously evolving, and it is gradually replacing the user interfaces of all Finnish libraries, archives and museums. At the moment, more than 100 organisations are involved in Finna

Finna brings together the materials from Finnish archives, libraries and museums in one user-friendly search service. The service currently includes over one hundred organisations and new ones are able to enter it flexibly.

Organisations may include their materials in the national Finna.fi service, or create a view of their own. The National Library of Finland maintains the Finna service and is responsible for its development and building a cooperation network around it. We are building the customer interface on the basis of the open source code application VuFind, and are implementing Finna in cooperation with archives, libraries and museums.

With the help of Finna, organisations can make their operations and materials visible easily and for free as well as demonstrate their impact with statistics and qualitative data.

Finna is part of the Ministry of Education and Culture’s National Digital Library (NDL) project, launched in 2008. The Finna service was rolled out in 2013. The project develops services and operating models to create, manage, preserve and utilise 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.


Objectives of the initiative:

  • Culture and information closer to everyone
  • New ways to support learning & Support for research
  • New services through partnerships
  • Cost-effective solutions in shared use

Brief assessment of the initiative’s results:

With the help of Finna, organisations can make their operations and materials visible easily and for free as well as demonstrate their impact with statistics and qualitative data.


Online resources:


Contact:

Erkki Tolonen
https://www.finna.fi/Feedback/Home


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