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Paimio sanatorium. Finland's National Board of Antiquities, Soile Tirilä.

The NDL project steers development of information management of cultural heritage sectors via enterprise architecture work. The NDL's enterprise architecture is a descriptive process with the key objective to provide sufficient guidance for enabling interoperability between architectures and ensuring the effectiveness of architectural steering.  The NDL’s enterprise architecture editorialise what kind of services the owners and holders can use to enable and improve usability of their content.

The NDL offers to libraries, archives, and museums:

  • Support services for managing content and their descriptions
  • Guidelines for technology choises based on Standard Portfolio
  • A channel to deliver descriptions to 3rd party sources
  • Public interface to content, and
  • Digital preservation service with support services


Enterprise Architecture for the National Digital Library v3.0 (pdf)

Enterprise Architecture for the National Digital Library v3.0, Summary (pdf)

National Digital Library Enterprise Architecture v3.0 (slides)


Standard portfolio

The standard portfolio contains key information from the EA perspective. The portfolio defines the standards used in the project and describes the grounds given for incorporating them as part of the enterprise architecture.

National Digital Library Standard Portfolio (pdf)