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Publication date: 8 August 2023

Pentti Vattulainen

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Library Management, vol. 44 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-5124

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Publication date: 25 February 2021

Pentti Vattulainen

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Library Management, vol. 42 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-5124

Article
Publication date: 14 March 2017

Jarmo Saarti, Markku Antero Laitinen and Pentti Vattulainen

The recent changes in the knowledge economy and scientific knowledge dissemination have put academic libraries in a new situation. The demand for open access of scientific…

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Purpose

The recent changes in the knowledge economy and scientific knowledge dissemination have put academic libraries in a new situation. The demand for open access of scientific publications and the increasing amount of documents published need a new paradigm in the collection policies and collection building strategies of the academic libraries. At the same time the resources allocated to the academic institutions have been decreasing which has caused the need to reallocate the resources in the collection building and management as effectively as possible. The purpose of this paper is to analyse how the use of data compiled from different sources, such as statistics and assessing user experience, as a tool for analysing the effectiveness of the library’s economic resources and how this has effected on the use of the libraries.

Design/methodology/approach

Statistical and trend analysis based on Finnish academic library collections database.

Findings

The Finnish academic libraries have made a rapid transition to the digital dissemination of documents. At the same time the national services have enabled the long-time preservation of less used printed materials and have enabled the libraries to save premise costs.

Research limitations/implications

Modeling the findings to other countries maybe difficult because of the specific characteristics of the Finnish academic environment.

Practical implications

Gives examples on managing the shift from a printed to a digital library.

Originality/value

Evidence based tools for collection cost management.

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Library Management, vol. 38 no. 2/3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-5124

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Publication date: 1 April 2006

Ari Muhonen, Annu Jauhiainen and Pentti Vattulainen

To describe the development of interlending and document supply (ILDS) in Finland and the recent initiative to move to patron initiated ILDS.

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Purpose

To describe the development of interlending and document supply (ILDS) in Finland and the recent initiative to move to patron initiated ILDS.

Design/methodology/approach

Historical narrative and analysis.

Findings

That ILDS in Finland is declining primarily because of the “Big Deals” and the introduction of ILDS charges after the privatisation of the postal service. That Finland needs to move to a more developed patron initiated culture for the supply of documents to users.

Practical implications

The need for further ILDS software development has been identified in order to underpin unmediated ILDS; this will be progressed during 2006.

Originality/value

Provides information on the current ILDS situation in Finland and to a lesser extent other Nordic countries. Provides an insight into how a European country is moving towards unmediated ILDS.

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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 34 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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Article
Publication date: 7 January 2014

Ari Muhonen, Jarmo Saarti and Pentti Vattulainen

Finland had a legislation-based centralized collection policy until the mid-1990s. The main components were national resource centers (selected higher education libraries) and…

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Finland had a legislation-based centralized collection policy until the mid-1990s. The main components were national resource centers (selected higher education libraries) and provincial libraries (selected public libraries). This paradigm changed during the recession of the 1990s when new public management ideologies were adopted by the government. This ended the centralized model and a new policy favoring a decentralized collection management which demanded resource sharing. The models designated for the print-only age became obsolete also when the digital dissemination of especially scientific documents began to be the norm. The Finnish libraries have started to implement a new strategy consisting of different elements including a new model of library automation systems, the National Repository which is the hub for the resource sharing of print materials, digitization projects (to be especially implemented by the National Library) and with new policies defining the roles and responsibilities of each of the libraries involved. This article aims to describe the history of the Finnish centralized collection policy, its shift to the modern management of the collection as well as the philosophy and tools used in this work.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper describes the evolution of the Finnish national collection policy and its main trends.

Findings

The National Repository Library has enabled Finnish university libraries to focus their collection policies and to make savings in the cost of premises. A new business model for the digital era is needed for document sharing between libraries.

Research limitations/implications

The paper is based on Finnish experiences.

Practical implications

Models for national and international collection and preservation policies are presented.

Originality/value

The paper provides proposals for the building of global division of work in the long-tail management of documents.

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Library Management, vol. 35 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-5124

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Publication date: 1 January 2005

Pentti Vattulainen

To highlight the role of print repositories in accessing print materials.

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Purpose

To highlight the role of print repositories in accessing print materials.

Design/methodology/approach

Highlights the repository library in the professional literature. Provides an overview of the National Repository Library (NRL) in Finland and the Kuopio conferences. Offers some calculations on the economics of access to print materials, with particular focus on Finland.

Findings

The role of the repository library creates savings in total storage costs on a national level. The NRL is a vital link in the Finland library network and acts as a bright signpost of cooperation on a national level. Libraries continue to function on local level in universities, polytechnics, research institutions and in communities while the NRL creates savings in space costs. By transferring material to the Repository Library libraries can free space for IT‐services, new acquisitions and active collections. As libraries get access to a growing number of de‐duplicated materials each library has a potential to become a zero growth library.

Originality/value

One of the important consequences of the success of the NRL is that the zero growth library has to rely more on resource sharing and must develop its ILL systems for better services for its patrons.

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Library Management, vol. 26 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-5124

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Article
Publication date: 25 October 2011

Kristiina Hormia‐Poutanen, Iiris Kuusinen, Jarmo Saarti and Pentti Vattulainen

The entire higher education legislation in Finland has been overhauled with effect from the beginning of 2010. The aim of the restructuring of higher education is to enhance…

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Purpose

The entire higher education legislation in Finland has been overhauled with effect from the beginning of 2010. The aim of the restructuring of higher education is to enhance teaching and research quality and increase effectiveness through a streamlined network of institutions coupled with stronger institutional profiling and priorities. University and polytechnic libraries form a key infrastructure in teaching and research, so it is vital for the development of higher education to ensure their operational quality. This paper seeks to describe the results of the work of a committee that was given the job of making recommendations on the successful implementation of the new legislation, especially from the point of view of library and information services.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper takes the form of a case study.

Findings

The committee suggests an efficient network of local libraries tied in with centralized services, as well as sound funding and legislation that will help fulfill the libraries' main tasks when building digital services for students and academics.

Research limitations/implications

The paper is based on experience in Finland.

Practical implications

The paper gives examples of the action needed in restructuring the library network for the digital age.

Originality/value

The paper provides a model for national cooperation between centralized services and libraries at institutes of higher education.

Article
Publication date: 1 November 1994

Pentti Vattulainen

Describes the genesis, development and operation of the Finnish NationalRepository Library which was opened in 1989. The characteristics of therepository are: acting on a national…

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Describes the genesis, development and operation of the Finnish National Repository Library which was opened in 1989. The characteristics of the repository are: acting on a national scale, serving all libraries in the country, and active participation and co‐operation in interlending and cataloguing. The original objective of the library was to promote inter‐library co‐operation by arranging a national storage and interlending centre for less‐used library material. Discusses the potential of the repository library for assisting the library system in the new economic situation, where public funding has substantially diminished. The areas where the repository could broaden its functions are legal deposit, co‐operative cataloguing to union databases, and the national collection policy; and assisting subject responsibility libraries in acquisition co‐operation and in national interlending.

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Publication date: 31 May 2013

Jarmo Saarti and Pentti Vattulainen

This paper aims to examine current European policies concerning the preservation of printed documents. Both legal deposits and repositories are discussed. The results are based on…

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Purpose

This paper aims to examine current European policies concerning the preservation of printed documents. Both legal deposits and repositories are discussed. The results are based on an e‐survey that was conducted at the beginning of 2012. In addition, the use and knowledge organization of these depositories and repositories are discussed. The results of the survey are analyzed in the paper with the proposals on ways to develop both national and international policies based on these findings.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper takes the form of a survey.

Findings

There are many different ways in which printed resources are preserved in Europe. The main motivation has been the desire to preserve the national cultural heritage. There clearly is a need to encourage more co‐operation and planning at the international level.

Research limitations/implications

The paper is based on the European experience and perspective.

Practical implications

The authors propose a model to promote European co‐operation in encouraging the use of less widely used printed documents, more efficient work processes and more economical storage of these documents.

Originality/value

The paper describes a model promoting international cooperation between institutions involved in the storage and dissemination of the printed documents.

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Library Management, vol. 34 no. 4/5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-5124

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Article
Publication date: 26 October 2010

Ari Muhonen, Jarmo Saarti and Pentti Vattulainen

At the beginning of this millennium it was decided to renovate higher education legislation and to restructure the institutions in Finland. The new University Act was passed in…

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At the beginning of this millennium it was decided to renovate higher education legislation and to restructure the institutions in Finland. The new University Act was passed in the summer of 2009. One important aspect of the new Act means that the formerly state‐owned universities become more autonomous. In addition, the number of universities in Finland will be reduced by merging some of the old universities into new units, like Aalto University and the UEF, which were both inaugurated in 2010. This also has meant the birth of new multi‐campus universities as well as posing new challenges for the management of finances. At the same time, the digital revolution of scientific information has changed the paradigm of the libraries from ownership to access. It is no longer necessary to purchase paper journals and store them within the library building. Instead, the electronic versions are licensed, thus providing academics as well as students with 24/7 access to the material. This digital change has also triggered a generation gap between ageing library staff and the digital‐age student generation. This paper discusses the management of the lifecycles of different types of documents – printed/digital and serials/monographs – in a rapidly changing environment. In addition, the paper aims to discuss the distribution of work and outsourcing of the collection storage with the National Repository Library with the emphasis on enabling access to the outsourced collections with the help of modern database technologies. Some evidence of the effects on library expenses and usage is also given.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper analyses the statistical data of Finnish academic libraries in presenting its results.

Findings

The National Repository Library has enabled Finnish university libraries to focus their collection policies and to make savings in the cost of premises.

Research limitations/implications

The paper is based on Finnish experiences.

Practical implications

Models for national and international collection and preservation policies are presented.

Originality/value

The paper provides thoughts for the building of global division of work in the long‐tail management of documents.

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Library Management, vol. 31 no. 8/9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-5124

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