Digitisation of the Names Archive
The corpora of place names in the Names Archive will be converted into a digital archive. The Names Archive contains approximately 2.7 million entry slips of toponymic information.
The digitisation project is one of the initiatives celebrating Finland’s centenary in 2017.
- Conversion of the entries into digital format.
- Conversion of the main information on the entry slips (entry format of the name, geographical reference, parish, collector, collection year and classification) into database format.
- Indicating the specific locations as coordinates.
The platform for the digital archive will be created in cooperation with CSC – IT Center for Science. The digital archive provides more than just better access to information that is already there; it is a digital platform for enriching and supplementing the information.