R tools for Fennica (Finnish national bibliography)
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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.

Reproducible analysis

The data is summarized in the following automatically generated files:

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.

Contact

Email: leo.lahti@iki.fi

The project is under active open development and the tools, analysis, and documentation are being constantly updated. You can support the project by

Acknowledgements

The project is part of COMHIS.

Main contributors:

Funding:

Special thanks: