National Digital Library is a project which aims to ensure that electronic materials of Finnish culture and science are managed with a high standard, are easily accessed and securely preserved well into the future. It is one of the key electronic research and culture infrastructures currently under construction in Finland.

Participating archives, libraries and museums collaborate on saving our national heritage in a digital format to make it available for all.

Latest news

28.11.2014 A Checklist for Museum Collections Management Policy has been published in English by National Board of Antiquities and Museum 2015 Project. The document is a practical checklist for cultural-historical and art museums concerning issues and details to be considered when preparing a Collections Management Policy for a museum.

27.10.2014 The National Digital Library has published the standard portfolio of the project in English. The portfolio defines the standards applied to the enterprise architecture of the National Digital Library.

15.10.2013 National Library of Finland newsletter: Finna brings together the treasures of Finnish archives, libraries and museums. >>Read more

14.8.2013 The National Library of Finland Bulletin 2013 has been released. One of the magazine's main themes is the fresh Finna interface of the National Digital Library.

19.10.2012 The newly published interim report describes the activities of phase two of the National Digital Library project between April 2011 and June 2012. The interim report is out only in Finnish, but an English abstract may be read at: Abstract_NDL-interimreport.pdf

19.9.2012 Europeana's huge cultural dataset opens for re-use >>Read more

30.7.2012 Launch of the Europeana Newspapers project >>Read more

1.6.2012 New publication:  >>The Digital preservation implementation plan

14.3.2012 The NDL web service to be based on open-source software >>Read more

16.12.2011 The National Library of Finland Examines Open-Source Public Interface Solution and integration to the Primo Central Index >>Read more

01.07.2011 Report from the 1st project phase 2008-2011 "The National Digital Library - collaborating and interoperating"

14.9.2010 End report of the long-term preservation section 

1.9.2010 Ex Libris Group chosen to implement National Digital Library´s Public interface >>Read more

22.6.2010: The Enterprise architecture published >>Read more

29.9.2009: Procurement of a public interface software >>Read more

Read more of the project from >>the National Library of Finland Bulletin 2009