National Digital Library of Finland How to Enable

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National Digital Library of Finland: How to Enable Access to Digital Cultural Material to

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

National Information Society Policy in Finland National Information Society Strategy 2007 -2015 Government Resolution

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 2

National Digital Library of Finland 2008− 2011 National Digital Library means: • a common

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. 3

National audio-visual archive Municipal archives, other public administration archives and other archives Government-subsidized and

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

National Digital Library: development organisation Monitoring group Steering group Availability section Technical expert group

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

National Digital Library Users search results Europeana and other external systems metadata search National

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

National Digital Library User Interface: operating principle • One national view and institution-specific views

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

User interface: searchable content in 2011 • • • 1, 3 million pages of

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 8

National Digital Libraries & Europeana National Digital Libraries: e. g. BAM, Culture. fr, Culturaitalia,

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

Benefits of the National Digital Library Project • improves availability of electronic information resources

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 10

What is needed to make this all happen? • • national guidelines national coordination

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 11

Thank you! For more information www. minedu. fi From July 2009 Finnish-Swedish-English: www. kdk

Thank you! For more information www. minedu. fi From July 2009 Finnish-Swedish-English: www. kdk 2011. fi http: //www. europeana. eu/portal/ http: //ec. europa. eu/information_society/activities/digital_libraries/index_en. htm Minna Karvonen Secretary General/ National Digital Library Ministry of Education minna. [email protected] fi 12