Other Finnish thesauri
Thesauri are tools for indexing both printed and electronic publications and for searching them. They provide those cataloguing and searching the material with a common language, thus improving the chances to find relevant documents. Thesauri are used in the databases of libraries, archives and museums. Thesauri can cover either general or special terminology.
The National Library of Finland is responsible for the development and updating of four Finnish thesauri:
- YSA - Yleinen suomalainen asiasanasto - Finnish General Thesaurus
- Allärs - Allmän tesaurus på svenska - Swedish translation of the Finnish General Thesaurus
- MUSA - Musiikin asiasanasto - Finnish Music Thesaurus
- CILLA - Specialtesaurus för musik - Swedish translation of the Finnish Music Thesaurus
An online version called VESA includes all the above-mentioned thesauri. It is available free on the Internet.
For further information, please contact:
Ms Mirja Anttila
tel. +358 50 3175588
+358 9 191 44332