Fennica: analysis of the Finnish national bibliography
This repository contains automated analysis of the Finnish national bibliography, Fennica. Fennica includes bibliographic metadata for over 70,000 documents between 1488-1955, representing the publishing activity in Finland during that period. This is analyzed in parallel with Kungliga, a related collection of bibliographic metadata from the Swedish National library.
The research project is funded by Academy of Finland 2016-2019.
The data is summarized in the following automatically generated files:
- Fennica: a generic overview
- Fennica: a specific overview (Fennica specific preprocessing notes)
- Presentation slide templates (PDF) and code
- A Quantitative Approach to Book Printing in Sweden and Finland, 1640–1828 Source code for the figures
- Knowledge production in Finland 1470-1828: Digital Humanities 2016 conference presentation slides (PDF) and code
- Analyses on specific publication places and other topics (see the .md files)
- Figures and analyses for CCQ2019
The analyses cover several steps including XML parsing, data harmonization, removing unrecognized entries, enriching and organizing the data, carrying out statistical summaries, analysis, visualization and automated document generation. The analyses and full source code are provided in this repository and can be freely reused under the BSD 2 clause (FreeBSD) open source licence. The analyses are based on the R and rely on the custom bibliographica package for bibliographic data analysis, as well as many other R packages. The original raw data is available only on a separate agreement, so we are here publishing only the statistical summaries and our own analysis code.
The project is under active open development and the tools, analysis, and documentation are being constantly updated. You can support the project by
- sending suggestions and bug reports
- pull requests (we will acknowledge contributions)
- star this github project
The project is part of COMHIS.
- Finnish National library (Fennica data collection)
- VRK (Finnish population register) Finnish first name-gender mappings and demographic information
- Maanmittauslaitos Geographic information
- Tilastokeskus Demographic information
- Open Street Map Geographic information
- [Google Maps] Geographic information
- Open Knowledge Finland ry.