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Puotinharju shopping mall, Helsinki. The National Board of Antiquities/Kanerva. 


The public interface Finna was published in October 2013.

The Finna search service is the first to bring together the collections of Finnish archives, libraries and museums. Finna provides direct access to some digital content and information about available material.

Finna is intended for all seekers of both information and inspiration. The service features treasures from the collections as well as the latest research results. Users can easily access images of museum objects and works of art, digital documents, books, maps and reference data whenever it suits them. Finna's information is reliable and up to date, thanks to the efforts of experts at the participating archives, libraries and museums. Finna is also accessible by mobile devices.

Finna includes more than hundred archives, libraries and museums along with their collections and some of their online services. New organisations will gradually join Finna, enabling users to search for records through an even wider range of material.

Finnish archives, libraries and museums have collaborated in designing Finna to meet user needs regarding its search functions and features. The National Library of Finland has used open-source software in Finna's technical implementation and will continue to develop the service based on user feedback. The hardware environment is maintained by CSC – IT Center for Science.

Further information

Information about Finna in the Finna search service:

Head of Development Erkki Tolonen, The National Library of Finland, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


Finna - Reaching out to users everywhere:

Finna brings national cultural heritage to the masses:


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