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!


Contact us

Results of R&D at Digitalia

AI- and rule-based methods in information processing

Pilot with the National Archives of Finland

Codes on GitHub

Tools for processing information

Large masses of pdf datasets, converting old e-mails, collecting social media data

Check the tools

Visualising information

Dynamic virtual museum platform for creating exhibitions

Virtual museum platform

Digitalia blog / Xamk

Read blog posts

Digitalia blog / University of Helsinki

Read blog posts

Digitalia on Twitter

European Regional Development Fund Leverage from the EU Digitalia University of Helsinki Time Machine

Digitalia – Research Center on Digital Information Management

Stina Westman
p. 050 524 8599

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences
Patteristonkatu 2
50100 Mikkeli

The National Library of Finland, Mikkeli unit
Saimaankatu 6
50100 Mikkeli


Digitalia team at Xamk, email:

Anssi Jääskeläinen
Research Manager, applications, format migration

Miia Kosonen
Research Manager, knowledge management

Tuomo Räisänen
IT Specialist, application development

Teemu Hänninen
IT Specialist, application development

Mira Kolari
IT Specialist, application development

Kati Saltiola
Program Coordinator, Memory Campus

Henna Ristolainen
Project manager, Digitoinnin taitajaksi

Sari Järn
RDI Advisor, Digitoinnin taitajaksi

Digitalia team at The National Library of Finland, email:

Minna Kaukonen
Head of Planning, The National Library of Finland
p. 050 415 5450

Liisa Näpärä
Information Specialist, The National Library of Finland

Erno Liukkonen
IT System Specialist, The National Library of Finland

Marja-Leena Hynynen
Information Specialist, The National Library of Finland