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FIN-CLARIAH D4.1.1: Harmonized version of the Finnish National Bibliography (FNB)

Grant agreement: Academy of Finland no. 345610
Start date: 01-01-2022
Duration: 24 months

WP 4.1: Report on Harmonized FNB
Date of reporting: 14-11-2022

Report author: Leo Lahti (University of Turku)
Contributors: Pyry Kantanen (University of Turku)
Deliverable location: Internal


Digital metadata collections are valuable for cataloguing and information retrieval. They provide structured data that has a foreseen impact on developing methods, applications and tools, and they are increasingly recognized as a potential research object that allows large-scale statistical comparisons, albeit often only after substantial harmonization, enrichment, and curation.

We currently have the National bibliography of Finland with metadata of Finnish printings, audiovisual material and web material across several centuries to the current time available through kansalliskirjasto.finna.fi and as linked open data at data.nationallibrary.fi. The WP4.1 delivers harmonized version of the Finnish National Bibliography (FNB) and release the data, code, workflows, and analysis tools under an open license. D4.1.1 (Q3/2022) suffered from recruitment delays but the research assistant has been actively working on the project and CSC integration and it seems realistic that this deliverable can be completed by the end of Q4/2022.

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