Controlled vocabularies such as thesauri, ontologies and authority files are referenced from metadata descriptions. We provide access to controlled vocabularies mainly through the Finto service. 

Allärs - Allmän tesaurus på svenska

Description

Allärs is the Swedish translation of YSA - General Finnish Thesaurus. The contents of Allärs increase as the contents of YSA increase. The thesaurus has a link to the corresponding term in the Finnish YSA thesaurus and the corresponding concept in the ALLFO ontology. Åbo Akademi University Library together with the National Library are responsible for maintaining Allärs.

User interface

Finto/Allärs

Data downloads

RDF serializations: Turtle and RDF/XML

APIs
Linked Data, Finto REST API
License
CC0

Finnish Corporate Names

Description

The Finnish corporate names data set is used by the National Library of Finland in the description of the national bibliography Fennica.

User interface

Finto/CN

Data downloads

RDF serializations: Turtle and RDF/XML

APIs
Linked Data, Finto REST API
License
CC0

ISIL Identifiers of Finnish Libraries

Description

An ISIL identifies a library, an archive, a museum or a related organization, or one of its subordinate units. Besides these institutions, an ISIL can also be assigned to agencies co-operating or doing business with these organizations, such as suppliers, publishers and government institutions. ISIL is intended to be used as a permanent identifier.

User interface
The ISIL Standard Identifiers of Finnish Libraries
Data downloads
API can be used to retrieve all ISIL identifiers using an empty query string
APIs
ISIL REST API
License
-

KOKO Ontology

Description

KOKO is a collection of Finnish core ontologies, which have been merged together. The ontologies include the General Finnish Ontology YSO and ontologies that extend and refine YSO such as the Ontology for Museum Domain, the Ontology of Applied Arts, and the Finnish Ontology of Photography.

User interface
Finto/KOKO
Data downloads
RDF serializations: Turtle and RDF/XML
APIs
Linked Data, Finto REST API
License
CC Attribution 3.0 International

Metadata thesaurus

Description

Metadata thesaurus contains terms and expressions required in describing materials.The thesaurus is also suitable for selecting headings displayed in user interfaces.

The thesaurus has been organised according to entity-relationship structure of RDA text and FRBR concept model.

The use of the terms in the thesaurus standardises the vocabulary of descriptive metadata and simultaneously harmonises description in order to promote productiveness.The aim of the thesaurus is also to make it easier to produce metadata by collecting vocabulary and expressions needed in description as well as to clarify concepts related to them.

User interface

Finto/Metadata thesaurus

Data downloads
RDF serializations: Turtle and RDF/XML
APIs
Linked Data, Finto REST API
License
CC0

SEKO - Finnish Medium of Performance Thesaurus

Description

SEKO is a thesaurus in Finnish which covers instruments, voices etc. used in the performance of musical works. It is linked to the  Library of Congress Medium of Performance Thesaurus for Music.

User interface

Finto/SEKO

Data downloads
RDF serializations: Turtle and RDF/XML
APIs
Linked Data, Finto REST API
License
CC0

YSA - General Finnish Thesaurus

Description

YSA is a general thesaurus in Finnish which covers all fields of research and knowledge, which contains the most common terms and geographical names used in content description. YSA is a tool for providing index terms for printed and electronic materials as well as subject-based information retrieval. The thesaurus works as a shared language between information depositaries and searchers, which improves the ease of finding information.

User interface

Finto/YSA

Data downloads
RDF serializations: Turtle and RDF/XML
APIs
Linked Data, Finto REST API
License
CC0

YSE - concept suggestions for YSA and YSO

Description

YSE is a collection of concepts that have been suggested for inclusion in YSA and eventually YSO, but they have not yet been accepted.

User interface

Finto/YSE

User interface for making concept suggestions

Data downloads
RDF serializations: Turtle and RDF/XML
APIs
Linked Data, Finto REST API
License
CC0

YSO - General Finnish Ontology

Description

General Finnish Ontology YSO is a trilingual ontology consisting mainly of general concepts. YSO has been founded on the basis of concepts in Finnish cultural sphere. As an indexing tool it is best applicable when indexed material is interdiscliplinary and its themes vary to a great extent.

User interface
Finto/YSO
Data downloads
RDF serializations: Turtle and RDF/XML
APIs
Linked Data, Finto REST API
License
CC Attribution 4.0 International

YSO places

Description

YSO places is a multilingual gazetteer. YSO Places contains administrative and geographical areas, both current and historical, that are selected based on the subject indexing needs of memory organizations. About two thirds of the places are within the current borders of Finland.

User interface
YSO places in Finto
Data downloads
RDF serializations: Turtle and RDF/XML
APIs
Linked Data, Finto REST API
License
CC0

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