Collaboration Projects

The Bookshelf (The Bookshelf) is a collaboration project designed to provide online access to literature published in Norwegian based on a formal agreement between the National Library of Norway and Norwegian beneficial owners represented by Kopinor.

The service will cover around 250,000 books when completed in 2017. Books from the entire 20th century will be available to anyone with a Norwegian IP address. Books not protected by copyright may be downloaded.

Newspaper Service
The digital newspaper service is based on agreements between theNational Library and a growing number of Norwegian newspapers. These agreements secure digital delivery of new publications and the digitization of historical newspaper archives. A central aspect of these agreements is the right of Norwegian libraries to make newspaper archives available on their premises.

The National Library and NRK have entered an agreement for publishing content from the digital radio archive on For over a decade, the National Library has been digitizing NRK’s entire historical radio archive and currently serves as a physical and digital remote archive for the broadcaster. This agreement means that all radio programmes where NRK holds the copyright, and performer and producer rights, will eventually be freely available for online streaming on Initially, this will include most of NRK’s news broadcasts – from the oldest recordings to current programmes.

The National Library will be working to determine a technical solution for how to make these radio programmes available to the public in the future.

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