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Which are the seven most speaking languages in Finland? 665 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… 723 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… 977 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… 967 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 -… 821 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… 5623 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… 959 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? 306 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… 1619 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 709 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. 1407 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" 847 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 420 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…
This question addresses to the webmaster. Good morning, I am trying to find a kantele music heard years ago on the internet. Timo Väänänen plays "Mid the hills… 1421 23.11.2009 The site Virtual Finland has changed and it's called thisisFinland now http://finland.fi/public/ . The links referring the the old Virtual Finland are broken. Unfortunately a great part of the old contents have disappeared. I tried to locate the Kantele recording of "Karjalan kunnailla" by Timo Väänänen on Internet, but i found only information about the records by Timo Väänänen. This piece was'nt on his reocrds. I found an older recording of the song accompanied by kantele from the 1950's in Youtube, http://www.youtube.com/, with the search Karjalan kunnailla kantele (Anna Mutanen Karjalan kunnailla). In a music store recordings of the song could be found, but not the kantele-version http://music.nokia.fi/IE/Search.aspx?titlesearch=…
I am from Canada and I was wondering if public libraries in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland offer free internet access to travellers and tourists. Thank… 387 17.11.2009 At least in Finland they certainly do. All public libraries offer this kind of service and do not ask if you are a tourist or not. Probably the situation is the same in all Scandinavian countries.
List of publishers for Poem Fanfare for the Makers by Louis MacNeice 847 16.11.2009 Louis MacNeice's publisher in the Great Britain is Faber & Faber, but they don't have the rights for his works. Louis MacNeice's rights are handled by David Higham Associates, London: http://www.davidhigham.co.uk/ It is impossible to list all the publishers here, but most of the collections in print are published by Faber & Faber: http://www.faber.co.uk/
While visiting Helsinki for the first time this summer, we photographed a sign on a food stand at the market by the harbor. Could you please give us a… 1098 16.11.2009 The food stand at the Helsinki market place sells coffee, warm meat pies and donuts. There are different kinds of ‘lihapiirakka’(meat pie) and ‘munkkipossu’(donut), so the pictures on the following sites show you the most typical forms they are sold in Finland. munkkipossu or possumunkki http://www.huovisenleipomo.fi/catalog/images/possumunkki.jpg http://www.mumminpullapuoti.fi/img/kuvastot/58.jpg lihapiirakka http://www.primula.fi/uploads/pics/crop.Lihapiirakka_ryhmae.612x466.jpg http://siwa.lahikauppa.fi/client-data/recipePictures/330_Lihapiirakka.g…
Who are the most popular Finnish (and Scandinavian) detective novel authors in Finland? 835 10.11.2009 Based on what library patrons borrow the most popular Finnish detective novel authors seem to be Leena Lehtolainen, Jarkko Sipilä, Outi Pakkanen, Ilkka Remes, Matti Rönkä, Reijo Mäki, Eppu Nuotio, Harri Nykänen, Seppo Jokinen, Matti Remes, Tuuli Rannikko, Taavi Soininvaara, Pirkko Arhippa and Sirpa Tabet (based on HelMet Libraries the most borrowed novels list, 2007-2008) In a recent vote by readers of Helsingin Sanomat, the most popular swedish detective novelist was Stieg Larsson, with Henning Mankell right behind him. The next three were Liza Marklund, Åsa Larsson and team Maj Swöwall & Per Wahlöö. I would add from library's perspective few names: Anna Jansson, Mari Jungstedt, Karin Alvtegen, Håkan Nesser and Åke Edwardsson. From…
I have to do an essay on impact of web 2.0 technologies on library and collection management? Please help. Is e-book an example of of web 2.0 technology? 812 5.11.2009 Your question is very wide and it's hard to give you any definitive answers. When people talk about web 2.0 technologies in libraries they usually use the term Library 2.0 . Wikipedia has a nice article about Library 2.0. I think you should start by reading it. The article is full of references to other articles. You can find it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_2.0 E-book is not necesserily a good example of web 2.0 technologies. Web 2.0 usually refers to the services, which use user driven technologies and collaboration. E-book is not like that. It is just like a normal book in a new digital platform.
What were Martin Luther's 95 indulgences? 1550 2.11.2009 I think you mean Martin Luther's 95 theses which is called the “Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences”. The theses were published in 1517 and you can read the here: http://www.conradaskland.com/blog/2008/11/martin-luthers-95-theses-in-l… Wikipedia has a nice article about the theses: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/95_Theses