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A new organisation for National Archives

The task of the National Archives of Finland is to ensure that the documents belonging to the national cultural heritage are preserved and remain accessible and to promote their use for research. As of 1 September 2018, the National Archives will have three service areas carrying out this task: Research and Expert Services, Information Services and Administrative Services.  The National Archives of Finland is headed by Director General Jussi Nuorteva.

The task of the Administrative Services is to provide uniform operating principles for all actors in the National Archives and to organise the administrative services supporting the agency's core functions. The service area is headed by Administrative Director Immo Aakkula.

The task of the Research and Expert Service Area is to promote access to and preservation of digital material and to develop the digital services of the National Archives and to ensure that they function properly.  It is responsible for research cooperation, stakeholder work and interaction with private archives. The service area is headed by Research Director Päivi Happonen.

The Information Services are responsible for managing the analog material kept in the National Archives and for ensuring that the archived documents and the information contained in them are accessible. The service area is headed by Information Services Director Jaana Kilkki.

The reorganisation will not have any effect on our customer services – our phone numbers and email address will remain unchanged. The location of our branches in Helsinki, Hämeenlinna, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Mikkeli, Oulu, Turku and Vaasa will also remain unchanged. The Sámi Archives at Inari is also part of the National Archives of Finland.

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