|How many books are published in Finland each year? Of which how many are children's books, and how many of them are translations of foreign books? Are there…
||In the year 2010 12 017 books were published in Finland. 2 432 of them were translations into Finnish and 112 into Swedish. In 2008 815 childrens books were published. At this moment it is not possible to have newer information about childrens books because of the updating the statistics of Suomen kustannusyhdistys (the Finnish Book Publishers Association):
Sources of information:
- Tilastokeskus (Statistics Finland, http://www.stat.fi/)
- Kansalliskirjasto (The National Library of Finland, http://www.kansalliskirjasto.fi/index.html)
- Suomen tilastollinen vuosikirja (Statistical…
|I am looking for a book mostly regarding to fabric pattern, layout and color. May I get more information about book available in that specific topic?
||Helmet libraries do have the following books in english:
Baugh, Gail: The fashion designer's textile directory : the creative use of fabrics in design (London 2011)
New textile design (Köln 2010)
Dawber, Martin: New fashion print (London 2008)
Colchester, Chloë: Textiles today : a global survey of trends and traditions (London 2007)
Gillow, John: African textiles : colour and creativity across a continent (London 2009)
Fogg, Marnie: Print in fashion : design and development in textile fashion (London 2006)
|In the book Courage: The life and and execution of Arndt Pekurinen what is the first name of the corporal who agrees to execute him for treason?
||In Erno Paasilinna's book, the name of Pekurinen's executioner is Otto Asiainen. Corporal Asiainen was a 21-year-old carpenter from Lestijärvi. He agreed to shoot Pekurinen after the first candidates to carry out the task, sergeant Joonas Kivelä and private Kaarlo Kinnunen had declined captain Pentti Valkonen's request.
|Do I need to have a social security number in order to register myself into a library in Finland or I only need to provide an address where I am living?
||The user regulations may vary from one library to another, but at least here in HelMet libraries (Helsinki Metropolitan Area Libraries) it is not necessary to have a Finnish social security number to get a library card. You only have to have an address in Finland and present a valid ID card or passport. If you do not have a Finnish social security number, your library card will only be valid for six months at a time. After that period, you have to visit the library to renew the validity of the library card.
Check the user regulations at http://www.helmet.fi/search~S9/ -> Help -> User regulations.
|I am looking for a book 'Sonja Gehring, Sanni Heinzmann: Suomen mestari 1' to loan but i couldnn't find it. Please help me and point me to near library in…
||The nearest libraries to your area are Nöykkiö and Entresse libraries. You can go to either one and ask the librarian to make a reservation of the book 'Suomen mestari 1' for you. You can also make a reservation through internet www.helmet.fi, but if you have not used it before, you could ask the librarian to show you how to use it.
Here are the opening hours and address of these two libraries:
Opening hours Mon, Tue, Thu 14-20, Wed, Fri 9-16, Sat 10-16
Address Oxfotintie 4
Mailing address PL 3613, 02070 ESPOON KAUPUNKI
Telephone 09 8165 7734
Homepage Nöykkiön kirjasto
Opening hours Mon-Fri 8.30-20, Sat 10-16, Sun 12-18
Address Siltakatu 11
Mailing address PL 3605, 02070 ESPOON KAUPUNKI…
|I've seen the poster of the presidential election. The Candidates' numbers begin from 2. Why is there no number one candidate?
||There is a pure practical reason for that.
Since 2004 we use new standardized letters and numbers in Finland. In the new system the numbers 1 and 7 are very easily mixed up. That is what happens often in the election of the parlament.
There are eight candidates, and to avoid any confusion the presidential candidates bear no number one.
|I am looking for information in English on the topic of using volunteers in libraries in Finland, both in the past and at present.
||There are some scientific research below partly about your topic. The second one is in Finnish, but there is an abstract in English.
|Do you have the book 'How to Win Friends and Influence People' by Dale Carnegie in the Finnish language? Even better, do you have this as an äänikirja in the…
||In Finnish, the title is "Miten saan ystäviä, menestystä, vaikutusvaltaa". In HelMet libraries there are several editions of the book. You can check their availability in HelMet Web Library:
Unfortunately, the book does not seem to exist as an audio book.
|I went to the Seurassaren Joulupolku yesterday. There were straw bundles on the trees, and animal shapes made of straw on the ground. What are their names in…
||The bundle made of straw is called 'lyhde' or 'olkilyhde' in Finnish. It is traditionally for feeding birds in winter. For example in this website you can see a picture of olkilyhde:
The animal shape is typically a billy coat and it is called 'olkipukki'. It is a traditional Finnish Christmas decoration and is still popular in many homes.
Some information about traditional Finnish christmas for example in this website:
Information about The Seurasaari Christmas Path (Joulupolku) in English you can see here:
|I'm a librarian of South korea. I have a plan to an overseas trip on 2012. So I would like to know the information of international conferences or symposiums…
||We have the honour to organize the IFLA conference in the year 2012 in Finland. In this following link you will find conference information, http://conference.ifla.org/ifla78 , plus the satellite meetings of the IFLA conference, http://conference.ifla.org/ifla78/satellite-meetings . I hope you will attend!
|Do you have medical journals
||Since you did not specify where you would like to find medical journals, it is slightly difficult to answer your question. The best collections of medical journals in Finland are available in Terkko library ( http://www.helsinki.fi/library/terkko/ ).
In you are looking for medical journals in some other library, you can directly contact the library in question. You will find the contact information of Finnish libraries here: http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/libraries/
|I am a Danish author and film director of the best selling Danish book and DVD series ‘The Mind of a Leader’. The English narrative series is based on…
||Please contact e.g.. the following companies:
Elokuvakirjasto, Tibo-Trading Oy, Kirjastomedia pr BTJ Kirjastopalvelu. They distribute DVD discs to the Finnish libraries.
Answers to both guestions.
Oy Kirjastomedia - Biblioteksmedia Ab (på svenska)
IBLIOTEKSMEDIA förmedlar och distribuerar DVD-filmer och VHS-filmer till bibliotek, skolor samt läromedelscentraler.
|I want to know that is there availablity of ielts practice book?
||Here is a link to a list where you can see all the IELTS materials available in HelMet libraries:
And this link leads to a list of materials available in university libraries:
Please contact your own library in order to get grasp of the materials suitable for your needs.
|The difference between Medline and MedLARS
||The difference between Medline and MedLars is not very clear. Medlars (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System) is the computerised biomedical bibliographic retrieval system which was launched by the U.S. National Library of Medicine in 1964. It allows rapid access to NLM's store of biomedical information. Medlars was the first large scale, computer based, retrospective search service available to the general public. In 1971 an online version called MEDLINE ("MEDLARS Online") became available.
MEDLINE® is the best known of NLM's databases. Essentially Index Medicus online, MEDLINE enables anyone to query the NLM computer's store of journal article references on specific topics. It currently contains 9 million references going back…
|I'm an American who recently completed a documentary that will reduce violence, crime, and murders, and perhaps become the most watched film ever because…
||At least television companys and film distributor companys buy films in Finland.
Here you can see the list of television channels in Finland:
And here below are film distributor companys in Finland:
|Do you have any piano to practice?
||There is a piano and a grand piano in the Sello Library. You can reserve a time to practise tel: 09-8165 7615. There is also a digital piano in the Kirjasto 10 at the center of Helsinki. Reservations tel: 09 3108 5000.
|Is there any possibility that I can use musical instrument in the library?
There is in fact a possibility to play a instrument in library.
The music library has a playing room, that you can reserve for a hour at a time. In the room there's an acoustic and an electric piano. But you are free to bring your own instrument as well.
You can visit the music library at the 2nd floor of the old building at the main library, or call the music library's customer service number 02-262 0658 to make the reservation.
|I was wondering if the University of Helsinki Library carries "Baiki" the International Sami Journal? I am hoping to get some articles from it without having…
||Unfortunately I did not find Baiki in the collections of the Helsinki University Library. However, the journal can be found in the Oulu University Library, the Lapland University Library and the Library of Rovaniemi. The only way to get these articles is through the interlibrary loans system. The request form is here:
|Dear responsable i like ask you about if i can occuped a poste on your library please send me if you are intersting my regards
||Here are websites that lists (in Finnish) open library vancancies and jobs in Finland:
You can also approach libraries directly:
|Good morning, I'm looking for results of these cross country skiing races: -15 km men Davos (22nd of January, 1975): only placements of Finnish skiers - Final…
||World Cup 1975: 3. Juha Mieto, 107, 6. Juhani Repo and Vasili Rotsev (USSR) 84
World Cup 1976: 1. Juha Mieto, 133, 2. Arto Koivisto, 131
World Cup 1977: 2. Juha Mieto, 93, 16. Matti Pitkänen, 40, 19. Arto Koivisto, 37, 20. Juhani Re-po, 32
World Cup 1978: 5. Juha Mieto and Giulio Capitanio (ITA) 84
Source: Mitä Missä Milloin 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1979.
I couldn´t find information about two other races you metntioned. Maybe you could contact Sports Library of Finland e-mail:urheilukirjasto(at)stadion.fi