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in relation to the Comhis-project we are pleased to announce a job opening at National Library of Finland.

💡 Finnish version of the application at University of Helsinki pages, free translation below.


The National Library of Finland is the oldest and largest scholarly library in Finland as well as the largest independent institute at the University of Helsinki. It is responsible for the collection, description, preservation and accessibility of Finland’s printed national heritage and the unique collections under its care. 


Centre for Preservation and Digitisation is in charge of the National Library of Finland's preservation, conservation and digitising operations and their development.  The division is responsible for making the digitised materials accessible and ensuring their suitability for long-term preservation while working in cooperation with the library network services. The division also promotes the field's Finnish and international cooperation and is in charge of our library's digitising and preservation policies.


Centre for Preservation and Digitisation in Mikkeli is seeking for a

Information Systems Specialist

for a duration of a project until 31.8.2018 , starting from 1.5.2017 or as agreed.


The Information Systems Specialist works with the software, material, user management, documentation and user interface development regarding material of digitized materials in presentation system ( . The tasks include supporting the research team of digital materials and utilizing research results of the big data related results in the information systems of the division.


For the successful development of the tasks we hope for an applicable degree and strong work experience, especially with web development. We emphasize Java (Spring, Hibernate, AngularJS) or Perl/PHP-knowledge. Good learning skills with regards new technologies and applying own knowledge is seen as an advantage. Knowledge of digital materials production- or background systems (etc. Oracle) usage & development is also a benefit. Applicants are hoped to have creative problem solving skills, excellent collaboration and organization skills, independent working style and good skills in English.


Information Systems Specialist works in two projects.

  • COMHIS-project Comhis , investigates the change of the public discourse in Europe and in Finland 1640 – 1910 and Finnish knowledge production as part of the European development. Project uses digitized newspapers as its sources. The quality of the digitized newspapers and usability will be improved, and the newspapers are researched e.g. with means of the text mining. The research team co-operates with University of Turku and other partners.
  • HAKA-project develops to the service integration to the HAKA Identity Federation. Haka-integration will be piloted with universities and higher education during 2017-2018.


Apply within the University of Helsinki pages, where there is more information about the vacancy:

Last day to apply is 17.04.2017.




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