National Library of Finland - Digital Collections
- News and news sentiment,
- Any subject
Data source type
Time period coverage
The National Library of Finland is the oldest and largest scholarly library in Finland. It is responsible for the collection, description, preservation and accessibility of Finland’s printed national heritage and the unique collections under its care. Their digital collection includes for example over 13 million newspaper pages and over a 1000 maps. A flexible and useful search function allows the user to identify words within the digitized material.
Users cannot forward in-copyright digitized material without the permission of the right holder. The advisory timelines for considering material copyright-free are:
- newspapers and journals: publication before 1.1.1911
- ephemera materials: publication before 1.1.1911
Advisory criteria for out-of-copyright material in Digi is considered as follows:
- for books, manuscripts, maps, card catalogues and sheet music the bibliographic description information (i-character on the left side column of the material page) fields ”Information relating to copyright status” and/or ”Terms governing use and reproduction note”, which tell that copyright has expired.
Please note that the criteria periods differ, work by work, based on the author's year of death or the publication year of the material.
If you use these materials, please do it with consideration. More information on copyright here.
Newspaper and journal material of years 1930-2018 is available via Haka-login from 1.1.2020 onwards. Project Tutkain makes it possible to utilize Finnish digitized newspapers and journals from collections of National Library of Finland in research use with user accounts of 15 organizations. Read more here.
Users are hoped to cite the materials they use in an appropriate manner for the usage purpose, for example:
https://digi.nationallibrary.fi , Wiipuri, 31.12.1904, Digital Collections of National Library of Finland
In citing the material, it is possible to use the citing tool in the Service, which is available in page level and in clippings. If you refer to Service as a whole, then use address digi.nationallibrary.fi.
In case of problems utilize the Feedback form of Digi.kansalliskirjasto.fi . Other questions related to the Tutkain-project can be sent via email to the [email protected].