|I am a japanese student. I bought the book "suomea suomeksi" to study suomi. If it is possible , I want to join a suomi class where they use this textbook. If…
||Adult Education Centre in Jyväskylä (in the City Library building, Vapaudenkatu 39-41) has Finnish for foreigners courses. I am not sure if they have courses in the summertime, but they will have next autumn (enrolment in August). Last semester they used a book called Hyvin menee, but the book for the next semester has not been decided.
Adult Education Centre: http://www.jyvaskyla.fi/kansalaisopisto/inenglish
University Language Centre has also Finnish courses for students: https://kielikeskus.jyu.fi/opetus/suomi-toisena-ja-vieraana-kielena/en/…
|I am looking for information about a specific activity within the Nordic Countries social security system. Some of these countries send their senior citizen to…
||In Finland there are certain links of our social security system for the seniors:
(not in english, sw, fin)
2. Nordic countries
(of Nordic countries, publications in electronic form)
|Which library has the most comprehensive collection of books in English for children and teenagers? We live in the greater Helsinki area (i.e. Tapiola, Espoo)…
||Vastaan helpomman mukaan suomen kielellä, kun kysymyksetkin olivat myös suomeksi.
Suurimmat englanninkieliset lasten- ja nuortenkirjakokoelmat pääkaupunkiseudulla ovat Sellon ja Tapiolan kirjastoissa Espoossa ja Pasilan kirjastossa Helsingissä.
|I am researching the 1934 wedding in Port Germein , South Australia, of Barbara Strachey, an English woman, to Olaf Hultin, said to be the son of the Professor…
||I am sorry to say that we could not find any direct answers to your question. Probably the wedding was not as enormous publicity event in Finland as in Australia.
Some information of the father of Olaf Hultin, Arvid Hultin, we found rather easily - for instance, he was not a professor at classics, but a librarian in the University Library of Helsinki (or National Library of Finland, as it is nowadays called) and in addition a researcher of literature. It might be possible that the National Library might have some archives of their former employees and there might be more information on his descendants. The contact information of the National Library can be found here:
Furthermore, if the…
|Information about this service? How can we plan for new digital reference in a library?
||You can find information on this service at http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/ask_librarian/keywordquestions.aspx?WordI… It's the archive of this service and there are answers to several similar questions than yours.
Information on your second question:
Ifla Digital reference guidelines http://archive.ifla.org/VII/s36/pubs/drg03.htm
Overview on services in 2009
Virtual reference best practices : tailoring services to your library by M. Kathleen Kern.
Chicago : American Library Association, 2009.
The virtual reference handbook : interview and information delivery techniques for the chat and e-mail environments / Diane K. Kovacs.
London : Facet, 2007.
At Google Books…
|My son is living in Helsinki and will be taking an entrance exam for Building Management in April. This is the first year that the test is offered in English,…
||Unfortunately we did not found any material in english. By finnish word kiinteistönhoito (in english real estate management) you cand find books in Helmet-library http://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/search?formids=target&lang=fin&suite=d… Material is in finnish.
Amazon bookshop you can find book ”Introduction to Building Management”. The book is certainly old (year 1995)
Information from book also in page http://www.booky.fi/kirja/coles_d/introduction_to_building_management/9…
Maybe it would be best to ask material from organizer of exam.
|I would like to ask which library has the newspapers of The Guardian and The Observer. And where can I find some DVDs of Circus performance? many thanks!…
||Hello to you! You can find the newest issues of The Guardian weekly in the following libraries: Kannelmäki, Kontula, Viikki and Vuosaari. No reservations to other libraries can be made.
You can read The Guardian in Metsätalo(one of the university campus libraries). The address is Unioninkatu 40.
The other newspaper you were asking for, The Observer, does not seem to be anywhere in the Helsinki region, so you'll have to make an interlibrary loan for The Observer.
No DVDs of the sort you asked for can be found. There is unfortunately only a documentary film called "All together now", where the group Cirque du Soleil performs.
|Dear Sir/Madam, I have tried to renew a book that I have borrowed from the city library. However, I found out it didn't work online because it said "You cannot…
||We could not check Your customer record because You didn't give Your name. You wrote in English so we could suggest that the obvious reason is that You are not staying permanenntly in Finland? The usual politics is that the library card can be used six months by those not living permanently in Finland. However, You can came to any Helmet library with Your library card and ID and then we can re-activate Your card for another six months. (If this is not the case, please call any Helmet library so that we can check Your customer record.)
|I'm interested in educational activities in museums in Finland. I visited several museums and interviewd people working there. But I couldn't acquire…
||You could be contact to Finnish Museums Association, contact information on page http://www.museoliitto.fi/en.php?k=9134
|I'm researching library in Finland. I have two questions. Question 1: When and where the first library was established in Finland? One source says that …
||Both answers are correct in a way. In 1794, the first "public" library, Vaasan lukukirjasto, the Vaasa Reading Society, was founded. "Although the Reading Society was originally meant for its members or partners, other people were also allowed to borrow books for payment. The Reading Society in Vaasa was thus both a “proprietary” and “subscription” library. It is a rather new idea to consider the Vaasa Reading Society to be the beginning of public libraries in Finland. It is usually thought that libraries which provided reading for the Finnish-speaking less-educated majority were the predecessors of public libraries in Finland. However, reading societies at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries, which were an undertaking…
|Where can I find military archives for Vora? Thank you.
||If you are looking for data from Finnish military archives, the correct starting point is Finnish National Archives.
By contacting National Archives with your family's names and other details known, we bet that you can get more information and maybe other sources as well.
Vora communal information (english version via Google Translate):
|Could you tell me the main area of the books in different libraries, for instance, library 10 is for music and ...? I would like to search books in language …
||I am not sure if I fully understand your question.
You are right, Library 10 is the library that has the largest collections of music, but they also have some books, especially on IT and travelling.
In every other library in the Metropolitan area there are books on languages and arts, and also some encyclopedias. The largest collections of arts books are probably at Rikhardinkatu Library
Pasila library is the Main library of Helsinki City Library, so there are the best collections of reference books like encyclopedias. They also have a multiligual library with books in about 70 languages, and a lot of books for learning different languiages.
|When I try to create a new List in helmet.fi while browsing the New Titles in English, I get "Tallenna teokset listalle An internal error has occurred. Please…
||You seem to have sent your question on the 4th of December, while there was a temporary interruption in the "Your Record" section of HelMet service.
I just tested creating a new list and saving titles in it. It now worked out quite alright. So I suggest you try again. This time there shouldn't be any problems, but if there still are, please contact us again.
|I'm a student at Foreign Languages Faculty. I must find information on the following topic "Linguistics and translation".It's about the relation between the 2,…
||If you are searching the Helmet Web Library (www.helmet.fi) you have to use Finnish or Swedish subject terms. By using the subject terms kielitiede (linguistics) and kääntäminen (translation) you get the following titles entries: Kielen ja kulttuurin saloja: In honorem Pirjo Kukkonen 5.9.2009, Helsinki, Semiotic Society of Finland, 2009 (texts in Finnish, Swedish and English); Translation Universals : do they exist? Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, cop. 2004; Tolkien, J.R.R. : The monsters and critics and other essays, London: HarperCollins 1997; Kieli ja tietokone: AFinLand vuosikirja 1996, Helsinki, Soveltavan kielentutkimuksen keskus (English, Swedish, Finnish). By using the subject terms kielitiede (…
|What is a digital library
||According to Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_library, a digital library is “a library in which collections are stored in digital formats (as opposed to print, microform, or other media) and accessible by computers”. “The DELOS Digital Library Reference Model” mentioned in the Wikipedia article defines it as “[a]n organization, which might be virtual, that comprehensively collects, manages and preserves for the long term rich digital content, and offers to its user communities specialized functionality on that content, of measurable quality and according to codified policies”.
If you like to get more information about this topic, please see the Wikipedia article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_library. There you…
|Dear Sir! I wonder about inheritance rules for digital contents(Email, Blog, Homepage for social networking, Game avatar etc) If someone die in a sudden, He or…
According to the [Finnish) Copyright Act (404/1961)
Anyone who has created a literary or artistic work has a copyright for his/her work (in section 1).
(The work can be e.g. in digital form or the work can be published on the web, but it has to be a work. I'm sure You understand well, that in many cases there is a difficult judicial question about that if some creation is/is not a work.)
After the death of the author the copyright is applicable to matrimonial law, wills and succession rules. (in section 41)
Unfortunately the Copyright Act translation is not available in Finlex (an open judicial data bank on the web). You can ask for a translation to English of the Ministry of the Justice
I hope this…
|I need some materials about budgetary institutions accounting. If you have this kind of materials I would need their names, so I could borrow them. (I have to…
||Unfortunately, your question is so special, that you should obviously contact one or several special libraries. The libraries that come to mind in first order are the Library of Parliament and the Library of the Helsinki School of Economics. Both libraries are open to all users.
You speak of ”budgetary institutions” in general. That field is very large – it seems to me that this term includes all kinds of institutions, financed by various states and by various international organizations. However, if you really should write on such a general level, there is a useful looking report in the Internet, published by the World Band in 2007. Here is the address:
|I am looking for a book on how to learn car driving. I want the book in English language and if I can get that book transferred/reserved at Keltinmaki library…
The newest book in our library for drivers's licence in English is Driving school manual(2006), which is presently on loan. There are some older books available in the Jyväskylä main library at the moment. You find them in the WEB-library by using subject heading: ajo-opetus and select English as additional search term.
|What are the international reculations of using the acamidec resources of Finland while studying in EU/Overseas? What do you recommend for the library to visit…
||I'm afraid I don't quite understand your question. What exactly do you mean by "academic resources" and "regulations"? If you mean the library collections of the Finnish university libraries and the right to use them, so basically they are open for everybody and it is also possible to request interlibrary loans from their collections, even to be sent abroad.
If you are staying in Finland, there are many libraries worth visiting. Depending on your special interests, I would recommend e.g. the following:
You will find the contact information of all Finnish libraries at http://www.…
|Madam, sir for our choir in Switzerland I am in search for the full text and full score of the traditional folk song "taivas on sininen ja valkoinen...", I…
||I found the finnish folk song "Taivas on sininen ja valkoinen" in two books (Suuri toivelaulukirja 1 and Kultaiset koululaulut vanhoilta ajoilta). In both books there is only two strophes. So It seems that song consits only those two strophes.