LEGAL DEPOSIT COPIES

Legal deposit collection is a collection of Finnish print and electronic publications. It is based on the Act on Collecting and Preserving Cultural Materials 1433/2007 (available in Finnish and Swedish). The purpose of the law is to preserve national cultural materials for the future generations and make them available for researchers and other members of the public.  

University of Eastern Finland Library is one of the six legal deposit libraries in Finland. The collection has accumulated partially since 1981. The extended rights to legal deposit copies were granted in 2008.

PRINT PUBLICATIONS

The legal deposit collection includes print materials published since 1981. Information on the legal deposit copies published since 2008 can be found in the UEF Finna. Complete information on the Finnish print materials can be found in the Finnish National Bibliography Fennica. Furthermore, there is a separate list of the magazines and journals that have been or are still regularly delivered to the legal deposit collection. You can place a shelf fetching request on the legal deposit material in the UEF Finna. If you cannot find a publication in the UEF Finna, you can fill in the Deposit copy request form and ask if it is available.

The legal deposit copies are available for reading room use within the library’s premises. The staff members of the University of Eastern Finland and KUH can make a material delivery agreement with the library in which case you will receive the legal deposit copies to your office/room for research purposes. You can make the agreement by filling in the Material delivery agreement for staff members form.

LEGAL DEPOSIT WORKSTATIONS

The library has specified legal deposit workstations with the access to the following digital resources:

  • Finnish online resources collected by the National Library of Finland since 2006.
  • The Radio and Television Archive since 2009.
  • Electronic legal deposit copies.
  • Copyrighted magazines and newspapers digitised by the National Library of Finland since 1921.

You can read, listen and watch the contents of the resources. You cannot make a digital copy of the contents. You can film and photograph images on the computer screen and record sounds from the loudspeakers.   

You can take printouts of web pages and digitised magazines and journals. Printing is subject to a charge.

The workstations do not have Internet connection. The most common office software has been installed on the workstations. However, you cannot save files to your own saving device or send them by email. In other words, it is advisable to bring your own laptop when working on the legal deposit workstations.

The University of Eastern Finland Library has three legal deposit workstations: two at the Joensuu Campus Library and one at the Kuopio Campus Library. The workstation in Kuopio is equipped with loudspeakers and the workstations in Joensuu are equipped with headphones. You can print from all of the three workstations.

 

Library communications is coordinated by information specialist Tuulevi Ovaska.

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Head of service
Riitta Porkka
riitta.porkka[at]uef.fi

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