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  1. National Digital Library of Finland:How to Enable Access to Digital Cultural Material to Users of Today and to Future Generations Minna Karvonen IASSIST 2009, 27.5.2009

  2. National Information Society Policy in Finland National Information Society Strategy 2007-2015 Government Resolution on the Objectives of the National Information Society Policy 2007−2011 • Information Society Action Plan 2007–2011 • National Digital Library project • Relating other areas: • Science and research infrastructures • Overall IT architecture for public administration • Open learning environments

  3. National Digital Library of Finland 2008−2011 National Digital Library means: • a common user interface for the information resources of libraries, archives and museums (in operation in 2011) • digitisation of the most essential information resources of libraries, archives and museums • development of a long-term preservation solution for electronic cultural heritage materials (a detailed plan in 2010) • increasing competence National Digital Library will work as an aggregator for the European Digital Library Europeana.

  4. National audio-visual archive Libraries in educational institutions Public libraries Municipal archives, other public administration archives and other archives National Digital Library – 700 libraries, museums & archives National Library of Finland Government-subsidized and other private archives Special libraries Libraries in higher education institutions National Archives+ provincial archives = National Archive Service Finnish Museum of Natural History Finnish National Gallery National Board of Antiquities/ National Museum of Finland Regional art museums National specialised museums Other museums Regional museums

  5. National Digital Library: development organisation Monitoring group Steering group Availability section Technical expert group Long-term preservation section Working groups Working groups Working groups Working groups Working groups

  6. National Digital Library Users search search search results Europeana and other external systems metadata metadata National user interface National long-term preservation system object search metadata dissemination information packages object search metadata submission information packages (object + metadata) Back-end systems restricted materials unrestricted materials library, archive, museum systems and other systems

  7. National Digital Library User Interface: operating principle • One national view and institution-specific views (one installation with many views) • Opens access to digital materials and services of libraries, archives and museums • Digital objects and reference data: pictures, documents, newspapers, studies, databases, videos and audio recordings • Public domain material available for all • Material which use requires identification • Licensed material (e.g. e-magazines, databases) • Material with restricted display and use (e.g. archive material) 7

  8. User interface: searchable content in 2011 • 1,3 million pages of newspapers • hundreds of thousands photographs and museum objects • 1 million pages of archive material • 50 million database references • licenced material: 300 000 e-books, 20 000 e magazines

  9. National Digital Libraries & Europeana National Digital Libraries: e.g. BAM,, Culturaitalia, CIDEC, National Digital Library of Finland Europeana Sectoral & Cross Sectoral Portals: Athena, Apenet, EFG, STERNA etc. Individual services of libraries, archives and museums

  10. Benefits of the National Digital Library Project • improves availability of electronic information resources and makes their use easier • strengthens cooperation across organisational and sectoral borders • reduces overlapping expenses from digitisation and management, distribution and preservation of electronic material in libraries, archives and museums • improves interoperability, manageability and efficiency of processes • preserves the potential of cultural heritage material as a source for education, research, creative activity, business and general access to information far into the future

  11. What is needed to make this all happen? • national guidelines • national coordination mechanisms & governance • common procedures and standards • resources • sustainability • content • good will, continuous interaction & capacity to change

  12. Thank you!For more information From July 2009 Finnish-Swedish-English: Minna Karvonen Secretary General/ National Digital Library Ministry of Education