Viola - The National Discography of Finland
VIOLA is the Finnish national discography and the national bibliography of sheet music. It also contains references to foreign materials in 13 Finnish music library collections.VIOLA by numbers (April 2013):
- 115 059 music recordings, which contain 718 215 tunes
- 48 023 sheet music publications, which contain 103 790 tunes
- 4 625 music manuscripts
VIOLA-database contains in total 1 031 878 cataloguing records. On an average 55 000 records are added each year.
VIOLA contains references to Finnish sheet music since 1977 and to sound recordings since 1901.
Cataloguing covers both the whole recording/publication and the individual compositions contained in it. Searches can be made with, e.g., the name of the composer or the performer as well as the title or the first line of a song.Searching in VIOLA is free of charge.
Copy cataloguing via Z39.50 is subject to a fee for all and requires a contract. Finnish public libraries have a license for copy cataloguing.