About Aviisi project

The target of the Aviisi project is to get copyrighted newspapers to the wider use via collaborative pilots. As the tagline in this blog says: “the golden century of newspapers to new use”.

The goal is to build together with publishers, Kopiosto (the copyright organization of Finland for newspapers) and National Library of Finland to build new models, which enable testing of the digital, copyrighted newspaper materials in a regional pilot in Mikkeli area.


Newspapers until year 1910 are available in a public web use. The presentation system is the Digitized Collections of the National Library at http://digi.nationallibrary.fi . The newer newspapers can be accessed in the legal deposit libraries. But the usage could be increased from these avenues onwards.

The copyrighted newspaper materials can be enabled for a wider use by clarifying the copyrights and by agreements. This co-operation model is being built and tested in the Aviisi project with the copyright organization Kopiosto, publishers of the newspapers and the National Library of Finland in Mikkeli.


The newspaper materials will be piloted e.g. with various school grades, high school, community college and local library. In one research institute and applied sciences school there is planned to have co-operation via pilots. Later on, hopefully, the model can be expanded onwards, and enable wider use of the materials to different target audiences locally, regionally and nationally.

In Conclusion

The newspapers are rich and versatilely applicable material. In the newspapers we have read about the topical events, whether they are politics, economics, science, culture or arts. Newspapers tell and store the local, regional and national news briefly and clearly.

That is why it is important to promote copyrighted newspaper materials in media houses, research and education in all levels.

Aviisi-project relates to the societal change of the incoming digitalisation. It is a sep towards the open knowledge society and collaboration of public and private sector. The two year project is implemented on years 2015-2016.