Finland, Helsinki, 10 February 2009

National Seminar

organised by the National Museum of Finland, Helsinki, and arranged together with Athena-Finland, the Finnish Museum Association and the National Digital Library

Tuesday 10 February 2009

Place: National Museum of Finland

The seminar will be held in Finnish apart from the presentation by Georgia Angelaki.

Tuesday 10.2.2009

10.15 - 16.00

Anja-Tuulikki Huovinen, General secretary, Finnish Museums' Association

EU projects so far: contents, impact, results and future
Vesa Hongisto, Head of knowledge management, NBA
Europeana - European Digital Library
Georgia Angelaki, Administration and new projects, European Library Office

Lunch   12.00 - 13.00

ATHENA, general presentation
Pirjo Hamari, Head of development, NBA

ATHENA in Finland

Sirkka Valanto, Senior adviser, NBA


Thesauri and vocabularies, renewal of the Finnish Museums' thesaurus

Sirkka Valanto, Senior adviser, NBA

Meeting of the representatives in the working groups of the National Digital Library

starting 15.30

Introduction to the exhibition 1809 ~ A Kingdom Divided and a New Beginning. The Bicentenary of the Finnish War (in Finnish), The National Museum of Finland

Wednesday 11.2.2009

9.00 - 15.00

National Digital Library
Minna Karvonen, General secretary, Ministry of Education

Survey for participants of the National Digital Library

Mikael Vakkari, systems' manager, NBA

Accessibility to the National Digital Library

Ari Rouvari, Prjoject manager, National Library

Long term preservation of digital material
Arto Teräs and Pirjo-Leena Forsström, IT Center for Science

Collection management systems in Finnish museums
Vesa Hongisto, Head of Knowledge Management, NBA

Lunch  12.00 - 13.00

Panel discussion
National Digital Library, accessibility, long term preservation etc: requirements, impact and influences in Finland

-  Chair Elina Heikka, director, Finnish Museum of  Photography

  • Vesa Hongisto, NBA
  • Esa-Pekka Keskitalo, National Library
  • Markus Merenmies, National Archives
  • Esko Nummelin, Pori Art Museum
  • Leena Paaskoski, Lusto the Finnish Forest Museum

Conclusion and ending the seminar

Elina Heikka, director, Finnish Museum of  Photography