“We are delighted to be once again involved in making more newspaper and magazine material available, particularly so as it is the 250th anniversary of Finnish newspapers,” says Kopiosto’s CEO Valtteri Niiranen. “The authors and publishers of newspapers and magazines are entitled to copyright remunerations for the use of digitised material, which is why the use of new material is responsible and values the work of professionals in the creative industries.”
The first newspaper in Finland, Tidningar Utgifne af et Sällskap i Åbo, was published exactly 250 years ago on 15 January 1771. This issue can also be found at digi.kansalliskirjasto.fi.
Digitised newspaper and magazine materials are a treasure trove for historians and everyone interested in history
“Our clients access digital newspaper and magazine materials very extensively. The search and use potential of digital newspapers and magazines is several times greater than the potential of printed papers or microfilms. Everyone can study the events and history of their neighbourhood when all newspapers published in Finland are available online. For professional researchers, the extensive selection of digital material allows for not only faster and more efficient research but also setting completely new kinds of research questions and applying new methods. In the most recent wave, we made 1.4 and 1.8 million pages of newspapers and magazines available, respectively,” says Service Director Johanna Lilja from the National Library of Finland.
More newspapers and magazines are digitised constantly with the support from the library’s core funding and private parties. All digitised newspapers and magazines can be browsed in person at the six legal deposit collections of Finland. Newspapers and magazines included in the separate licence agreement made with Kopiosto and newspapers and magazines with expired copyright are available online. In addition, more recently published newspaper and magazine materials are available at 15 institutions of higher education and a few archives under a separate researcher agreement.
National Library of Finland, Service Director Johanna Lilja
Kopiosto, CEO Valtteri Niiranen
valtteri.niiranen(at)kopiosto.fi, +358 (0)40 024 5008
First newspaper published in Finland available in digital format at the digi.kansalliskirjasto.fi service https://digi.kansalliskirjasto.fi/sanomalehti/binding/483775?page=1