No registration is required to use the open application programming interface (API) of the Finna.fi service. The National Library’s Library Network Services may, however, choose to introduce registrations if the functions of the interface must be restricted, e.g., to avoid excessive server load.
The metadata provided through the interface is licenced under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.
Due to third-party copyrights the metadata in the interface do not represent the total metadata offered in the Finna.fi service. The CC0 licence does not pertain to metadata which are not provided through the API.
Users of the API are invited to read the CC0 deed carefully and pay particular attention to the following: “In no way are the patent or trademark rights of any person affected by the CC0, nor are the rights that other persons may have in the work or in how the work is used, such as publicity and privacy rights.”
The metadata provided through the interface are offered as is. Users of the metadata are asked to note that the data may be updated at any time.
The National Library’s Library Network Services reserves the right to develop and change the functions of the interface.
API use recommendations
The metadata provided through the interface are licensed under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication and are freely available. It is recommended, however, that the source of the data, i.e. the Finna.fi service, be mentioned when using the data, as well as the organisations which produced the data.
The metadata for the library material released through the interface may include bibliographic information from the OCLC. Users of the library metadata are requested to also indicate the OCLC as one of the producers of the metadata. More information: OCLC Community Norms and WorldCat Rights and Responsibilities.
The National Library’s Library Network Services would like to hear about different uses that have been discovered for the data offered through the interface. We kindly request that you relay these experiences as well as your suggestions to the address: [email protected]