AI- and rule-based methods in information processing
Pilot with the National Archives of FinlandCodes on GitHub
In the digital world, sets of information can literally disappear with one click. Digitalia helps to save the valuable cultural heritage.
Digitalia has opened fully new opportunities to use the archived materials in research. – The Päivälehti Archives
For once a presentation to introduce a concrete solution. – Member meeting of the European digital archiving coalition, DLM-Forum, Haag
Digitalia was established in 2015. It is a joint research and development network formed by South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk), University of Helsinki, and The National Library of Finland.
Our solutions improve the opportunities to use digitized and born-digital material for e.g. academic research. We develop automated content analysis, optical character recognition, anonymisation and information visualisation in 3D environment. Our methods cover both AI and rule-based ones. We process various types of documents: digitized text, photos, videos and historical newspaper resources, as well as e-mails and social media data. We do not provide digitization services, for them please contact Disec Oy.
Our work helps to make sure information is preserved for a long time, while being usable and reliable. We conduct migration research, i.e. advance in transferring digital information from obsolete media and repositories into novel ones. We improve the quality and usability of historical resources.
Digitalia’s collaboration partners include archives, libraries, research institutions, schools, companies and third-sector associations. We closely collaborate with education programs within the field of information management and digital archiving. In addition, we organise Summer School on Digital Information annually, in August.
In Xamk, Digitalia is a part of the focus area of digital economy. We continue the tradition from Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences in developing digital archiving solutions. We also support the strategic objective of the city of Mikkeli in operating as a hub of preservation and archiving.
Our projects are funded e.g. by The Regional Council of South Savo from the European Regional Development Fund.
Please contact us, when you need to develop the management of digital information!
Open historical data packages for newspapers, including guidance packages, tool for loading content from digital newspapers, Tool for loading digital information, Guidebook for using historical raw data, Historical content packages about Southern Savonia for teaching, in Finnish onlyCollections
Digitalia – Research Center on Digital Information Management
South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences
The National Library of Finland, Mikkeli unit