Consider It Done! Monograph Frenzy at Fenno-Ugrica

Dear readers! I have a pleasure to announce that we have completed the second stage of the continuation phase of the Digitization Project of Kindred Languages by releasing all the pre-selected monographs in our online collection, Fenno-Ugrica. It is a milestone reached, indeed!

Since May 2014, the National Library of Russia has digitized and we released more than 1000 books in 15 Uralic languages. On the contrary to the pilot phase (2012-2013) of our project, we broadened the selection in various fields. Earlier we had materials only in Shoksha, Moksha, Erzya, Hill and Meadow Mari and Ingrian, but during this year we published books in Khanty, Mansi, Nenets, Selkup, Skolt Sami, Karelian, Komi-Zyrian, Komi-Permyak and Udmurt too. The board selection of languages supports, not only the linguistic research done with about these languages, but also other fields in humanities, since there are materials from more than 15 different subjects, varying from the politics to legislation, geography to technology, natural sciences to medicine in our collection. Due to many parallel translations, the Fenno-Ugrica is a great source for literature studies, especially for comparing the translations, too.

Naturally, we are more than proud that we can offer such a broad selection of sources for our readers, but there is more to come. The stage three of our project will be completed in early 2015, when we will release the chosen periodicals and newspapers from Udmurtia, Mordovia and Komi in Fenno-Ugrica. In addition to that, there is a pending initiative with several Russian libraries on the digitization of some selected materials in order to complete our newspaper collection. The progress of those negotiations will be communicated on this blog site and the outcomes will be made visible at Fenno-Ugrica during 2015. Feel free to contact us and suggest the content for digitization in any Uralic languages and mail to:

Yours &c.,
Jussi-Pekka Hakkarainen
Project Manager

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