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(Hello)! I am an MSLIS student at Simmons College in Boston, MA, USA who is doing an area study project on Finland and its libraries/library and information… 857 14.4.2010 Hello! How nice that you are interested in Finnish Libraries. You have found our website, which contains information about Finnish Libraries and specially public libraries. The site of Finnish Library Association is off course important. Maybe you will find interesting information about Finnish public libraries in Helsinki City Library site, http://www.lib.hel.fi/en-GB/ . Public libraries statistics can be found in a database here, http://tilastot.kirjastot.fi/en-GB/ . The National Library Website can be of interest http://www.nationallibrary.fi/index.html , maybe you also could visit the site of the Department Information Studies in Tampere university http://www.uta.fi/laitokset/infim/english/index.html . I did'nt quite understand what…
Good evening, I would like to ask a question about cataloguing policy in Finnish public libraries. Is there any central cataloguing department that provides… 1158 12.4.2010 All Finnish public libraries are responsible for their own cataloguing. There is an enterprise, BTJ, http://www.btj.fi/ , who sells materials for public libraries, also cataloguing records. Thus the main part of Finnish public libraries buy cataloguing records from BTJ and fill in information in these records at their own cataloguing departements. Centralized cataloguing for public libraries does'nt exist in Finland. Finnish libraries use Finnish cataloguing rules, http://www.kansalliskirjasto.fi/kirjastoala/luettelointisaannot.html , which are based on the international cataloguing rules by IFLA http://www.ifla.org/en/cataloguing . The cataloguing rules are to be rewritten in near future on the basis of the changes in the international…
1. In which places in Finland can I study as a librarian? Where I can find some information/Link? 2.In Finland are the most libary users in europe! What do you… 1270 7.4.2010 1. You can study information and library studies in many places in Finland depending on the level you want to reach. You can do higher level studies in three universities: Tampere, Oulu and Åbo Academy (=Swedish speaking uviversity in Turku).Tampere University is maybe the most wellknown of these. You can also do the business school level studies in Seinäjoki, Oulu, Vaasa, Turku and Helsinki. There are also various open university courses for basic level information studies after which you can continue your studies in the above mentioned places, but you have to pass the entrance exam. You can find the details in the following link. http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/library_branch/studies/ 2. Library is an old institution in Finland. The…
Would you please be able to find the birth year of Keijo Virtanen who did film editing of Talvisota? http://www.elonet.fi/name/he25c4/ http://akas.imdb.com… 258 6.4.2010 Keijo Virtanen was born 19.3.1945 in Tampere. This information can be found in the newspaper Aamulehti (19.3.1995), the National Audiovisual archive informed us.
Kes on nende luuleridade autor ja mis on luuletuse pealkiri. "See kevad tuleb teisiti, tiu-tiu ja teisiti" 786 6.4.2010 Ask a Librarian provides answers in three languages: Finnish, Swedish and English. Ques-tions in other languages can only be answered if there happens to be a person available who is capable of giving professional service in that language. About Ask a Librarian see also, http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/ask_librarian/about/ . You might find help in the National Library of Estonia, information about services here http://www.nlib.ee/32825
Where can I find information concerning toypoodles? 590 6.4.2010 Something about toy poodles(very little) is in the book Diane Morgan: The poodle : an owner's survival guide. In Amazon you can find more books concerning toy poodles http://www.suomi.fi/suomifi/suomi/tietopaketit/perustietoa_suomesta/vae… Something in Internet http://www.thetoypoodle.com/ http://www.poodlesavvy.com/toy-poodle-savvy.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poodle http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/reviews/toypoodles.html http://www.makupalat.fi/Categories.aspx?classID=23940b8e-c55c-4c74-ba00… http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/toypoodle.htm
図書館員の皆様、 日本語の本や雑誌等、資料がどれほどヘルシンキ、又は、トゥルクの図書館にあるかどうか知りたいのですが、教えて頂けますでしょうか? 374 6.4.2010 Ask a Librarian provides answers in three languages: Finnish, Swedish and English. Ques-tions in other languages can only be answered if there happens to be a person available who is capable of giving professional service in that language. About Ask a Librarian see also, http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/ask_librarian/about/ .
Which are the seven most speaking languages in Finland? 652 6.4.2010 The most spoken languages in Finland are Finnish, suomi 4 844 047 Swedish, ruotsi: 289 951 Russian, venäjä: 48 740 Estonian, viro: 22 357 English, englanti: 11 344 Somalian, somali: 10 647 Arabian, arabia: 8 806 Chinese, kiina: 6 458 Kurdish, kurdi: 6 455 Albanian, albania: 6 308 http://www.suomi.fi/suomifi/suomi/tietopaketit/perustietoa_suomesta/vae…
I am a student of Information Studies and Librarianship at Charles University in Prague. According to my study recently I have been writing a Master Thesis on… 711 1.4.2010 We can give You some links to go on. For the history of photography in Finland the center is Suomen valokuvataiteenmuseo http://www.valokuvataiteenmuseo.fi/ Aalto-yliopisto is the School of Art and design http://www.taik.fi/en/ and is conneteced to so called The Helsinki School of Photography. Their library database is following http://www.taik.fi/en/services_/aralis_library.html. Maybe also links of Peri Gallery in Turku can help You. http://www.peri.fi/
To Whom It May Concern: Hello! I have a question related to an information resource I currently do not have physical access to (the National Union Catalog, pre… 948 23.2.2010 We suggest that you get in touch directly with the Manchester City Council Archives since they would no doubt have the required information at their disposal. http://www.manchester.gov.uk/libraries/arls/ http://www.manchester.gov.uk/contactus
Good morning, According to the Finnish library law, every municipality and city MUST provide library services. Does it mean that library services (or… 924 13.2.2010 Yes, even the smallest municipality in Finland has to provide some library services. There are some municipalities with a couple of hundred inhabitants in Finland: Sottunga (122 inhabitants), Kökar (258 inhabitants), Kumlinge (371 inhabitants), and Lumparland (391 inhabitants), and each has a small library. For example, the Kökar Library has about 7 600 books, and 36 loans per a customer (in 2007). If there are many villages in a municipality, there is no need to maintain a library in every village. Usually, the library is located in the biggest village, or in the center of the municipality. Municipalities can also provide library services together, but many municipalities prefer to maintain their own library. The Finnish term “kunta” (‘a…
Good evening, I would like to ask a question about financing of finnish public libraries. I know that there is only three sources for libraries -… 803 8.2.2010 The basic division between state and municipal finance for libraries is 34.08% (state) and 65.92% (municipality). As of 1st January 2010, state subsidy for any given municipality is 54,63€ per inhabitants. These figures are from the Finnish language pages of the Ministry of Education. However, since the Ministry of Education is in charge of monitoring public library activities, you may contact the ministry for more information, especially concerning any possible EU funds. http://www.minedu.fi/OPM/Kirjastot/?lang=en As for outside funding, we could not find any statistics. Situations may vary considerably from one community to another. In some communities and municipalities there might be close cooperation with educational institutes, if…
I am writing a book about the history of the throws, i.e. shot put, discus, javelin and hammer. At this time I am asking questions about the historical… 5596 13.1.2010 There is an interesting book about the history of this sport in Finland, which contains also some history of the javelin itself. It’s name is Suuri suomalainen keihäskirja, es. Siukonen Markku, Pulakka Martti and Ahola Matti. Gummerus Jyväskylä 1991. Since the book is published in finnish, i try to find the most important infomation for you. Before the year 1907 the javelins used could differ a lot, also there were no common rules for throwing. In London 1908, where Eric Lemming won the javelin, the rules of the english Amateur Athletic Association ( AAA) were used. According to them, the javelin had to be 2,6 meters long and weigh 800 gr. It had to been wooden and have an iron point, and in the middle it had to have an ”handle” made by…
I am writing a master's work on the study of corporate virtual reference services of libraries of foreign countries! Help me, please, to find information about… 939 8.1.2010 First, more information about Ask a Librarian can be found in our archive by searching with the keyword Ask a Librarian, http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/ask_librarian/keywords/ . In the Library branch channel of Libraries.fi, http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/library_branch/articles/, there is a powerpoint-presentation about Ask a Librarian (2007), some of the numbers are old, but otherwise it still contains valid information. As for your questions, I try to give you answers below. We have no other restrictions than those mentioned. The most important fact to remember is that we work in a library, we help find information, but we can not always provide ready answers, in for instance questions concerning health, sicknesses or law. In cases…
How can I extend the time of borrowing books? 284 30.12.2009 You can renew your loans in Helmet web library, if your loans are from Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa or Kauniainen libraries. You need your own PIN code which is attached to your library card number. You can get your pin code from your library. 1) go to www.helmet.fi (choose from the upper right corner language "in English") 2)The upper right corner: Your Record 3)Now write your library card number and pin code and then log in. 4)You can see your loans and choose what to renew. You can renew your loans three times, if there are no reservations. If you have payments of 5 euros or more for library then you can renew your loans only after you have paid so that your fee is under 5 euros.
I am looking for a classical guitar sheet music called "scarborough fair" arranged by Ulf Brocksten , I was told that at Finland Libraries I might be… 1524 16.12.2009 Helsinki City library has the sheet music in their collection. You can order it to your nearest library, if you like. But you have the make the order through your own library. Here are the details of the sheet music from Helsinki City Library's database: https://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1030410?lang=fin
May i have finland & finnish's name in different languages around the world? ex. finland, (in english finnish, (in english 684 15.12.2009 The best way to find different translations for Finland and Finnish is to use Google translator: http://translate.google.com/ Finland is in Finnish Suomi Finnish is suomalainen You can use these terms as the source.
I'm living in Kuopio and I would like to learn Finnish language, pls let me know where I can find the course class in Kuopio. 1257 14.12.2009 You can get information on Finnish courses in Kuopio on the following web pages: http://www.expat-finland.com/living_in_finland/language_training.html#s… (here you can also find links to online courses) http://kansalaisopisto.kuopio.fi/fi/etusivu/ (Kuopio Community College) Kuopio City Library also offers a wide range of Finnish language courses. You're welcome to have a look!
I want any information about Library toolbar "defination, how to build it, and thesis about how to make it" 806 25.11.2009 Internet is full of information about library toolbars. Library Success' website has a long list of links to different kind of library toolbars: http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=Web_Browser_Extensions#Toolba…
Santa's birthplace and birth year 397 25.11.2009 There are a lot of stories about Santa Claus´ history. It's known that there lived the bishop Nicolaus at the 300 century in Turkey who liked children and then Nicolaus´day 6.12. was the celebration day when kids got presents. Joulupukki/Santa Claus as an old man with grey and long beard began his journey to Finland´s homes during 19th century. Finland´s radio declared Korvatunturi as the home of our Joulupukki in the year 1927. He lives there even today with his family although he himself also spends a lot of time here in Rovaniemi at the Santa Claus village: http://www.santaclausvillage.info/eng/main.htm In the old times (pagan times) Santa Claus was a different character from todays´s. He/she was more like an animal, a buck and called…