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Whether use the Finnish libraries still the traditional card catalogue which would duplicate the contents of the electronic catalogue? 132 13.3.2006 In Lahti City Library there is only online catalogue (no cards). We cannot say for sure what the situation is in other libraries in Finland. However, we found a figure from 2002 stating that 97% of the public libraries were computerized. You might find these links to Finnish library information useful:
What finnish libraries carry out personal bibliographic informing in the Internet, like Aktiivi-PIKI in Tampere? 693 8.3.2006 As far as I know, Pallas IntroActive system (in Tampere it is called Aktvii-Piki -service)is the only library program used in public libraries in Finland that contains personal bibligraphic informing part of the library services via Internet. But Tampere is not the only library that uses Pallas -library system (+ IntroActive)in Finland. For example Turku, Oulu, Jyväskylä, Joensuu, Porvoo, Kajaani, Seinäjoki, Rovaniemi and Vaasa City Libraries and many other libraries use Pallas library system.
I have to write an extended essay. My chosen theme is: "How the online librarys reference desks work all around the world?" I would like to ask you a favour… 1078 15.2.2006 First some facts about the Ask a librarian, . It is the joint online reference inquiry service of the Finnish libraries. This means that the questions are answered in many libraries in the whole country. There is a list containing the participating libraries in our service, . We provide service in three languages: finnish, swedish and english. There is also a more simple question form for children in finnish and swedish. 1) The most often asked questions. I’m afraid there is no fresh study about the contence of the questions. There is one student who is planning to make a study about the reference questions sent to our service, but I’m afraid that she…
What is public library all about? The management and services? 136 9.2.2006 The public library is an institution provided usually by a state, city or municipality. Public library services are provided equally for all citizens or inhabitants of a certain area (state, city, commune etc.) regardless of age and economical, social or cultural background. The aim is to give people access to knowledge, information, education, recreation and experience by means of literature, audio- or audiovisual recordings, IT-services and different forms of personal information service. Public library services may also include occasional art exhibitions, educational presentations, musical or literary performances and so on. In practice, this means that the library users may borrow books and other material from a library or read/listen…
Which library in Helsinki has the most english books to choose from? 170 8.2.2006 Welcome to Rikhardinkatu library if you want to choose your book from a library with many books in English. According to a annual survey for the public libraries in Helsinki in 2005 the main library, Pasila, had 22.426 books in English. The main library is however closed for renovation. Rikhardinkatu library came second in the survey with 18.631 books in English. Here is a direct link to our homepage
I would like to know if there exist any language course books for children who would like to learn finnish. Kiitos 753 2.2.2006 There is a book ”Juttuja ja tuttuja: suomea toisena kielenä seitsemäsluokkalaisille, by Paula Konsti, Helsinki, Opetushallitus 2003 (text book for about 13 years old children who are lerning Finnish as a second language). There are also some cdroms like “Eka kieliromppuni: suomea” and “Opi suomea! lapsille”. Maybe you could also try some ABC-book meant for Finnish speaking children, there are several of them, for example Kallioniemi, Tuula: Sukkelat sanat:esiopetuksen aapinen. Also you could try some Finnish picture dictionary, for example Lappalainen, Ulla: Aamu, suomen kielen kuvasanakirja maahanmuuttajille, esiopetukseen, päiväkoteihin, erityisopetukseen, kotikäyttöön . Then there are many books to learn Finnish actually meant for…
I am looking for nformation about anarchism! Please send me if you have something. 846 21.1.2006 You will find lots of information about anarchism on the net by using google, for instance( Cheque, please:
I am curious how they excavated the rock to build Temppeliaukio church, particularly did they blast it with explosives? I'm curious since the location is in… 126 17.1.2006 The Temppeliaukio church was completed in 1969 and it is one of Helsinki's main turist attractions.The architecs Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen won the preceeding achitectural competition in 1961, and their idea was to to cover a free-form rock excavation with a mathematical dome. For exact information on the excavation please contact the secretary of the Finnish Tunnelling Association, Jouko Ritola. You may also find the links on the Tunnelling Association's homepace useful, see There is a book by Maila Mehtälä called "Temppeliaukio", with what seems to be exact data on the excavating work. According to this source 12.400 solid cubic metres of bedrock was excavated. 4.100 kg dynamite, 3.500 detonating cord and 6.550…
I am a distant cousin of your former Prime MInister, Kalevi Sorsa. Can you give me Kalevi's grandfather's name, and place of birth? Thank you for your… 110 9.1.2006 There is a Genealogical Society in Finland, with the best possibilities to answer your query. Please check
Are the birth and death dates of the writer Kaarle August Hilden availible in some reference work? He was the author of: Palestiinassa; Matkamuistelmia. 141 31.12.2005 There is a book in Helsinki University Library: Nurmi, Jari: Karl August Hilden 1853-1924: helsinkiläinen vaikuttajapappi. 1979. This Karl Hilden was a priest and I believe and hope that he was the person you are searching.
Could you tell me about history of Finland or suggestion web site.Thanks. 777 20.12.2005 Here are a few links where you can find information about history of Finland:
I am looking for a published work of the play written by Adolf Paul called "King Christian II" (König Kristian II). I believe it was published around 1898. … 172 18.12.2005 König Kristian II : Schauspiel in fünf Akten was published by Lübeck : Lübcke & Hartmann, in 1899. A second edition was published in 1903 by Breitkopf & Härtel. This is said to be a new and complete german edition. A swedish edition, Kung Kristian den andre : skådespel i fem akter was also publised in 1899 by Alb. Bonnier. These books belong to the national collection of the finnish national library, the Helsinki University Library, and can only be read there in the reading rooms. You night be interested in purchasing this book and then a list of Antiquarian booksellers night be useful. Please see below,
I wonder if the library has service for copying all book and binding it. I am interesting copying book that I borrowed from the library since it is not… 840 17.12.2005 You can make copies in all libraies at 0,30€/page. If you want somebody to do it for you, the cost amounts to 1€/page. We have no binding service. Have you tried the old books shops? You might find your book that way. Below find a link to antiqurian bookshops in Helsinki,
We need to find Finnish air charter Companies or Operators so we could freight a small plane to come to Russia and then back to Finland. 188 14.12.2005 Below, please, find to links to charter companies in Finland At the Helsinki-Malmi airport, contanct information belove, charter companies do operate. Please, contact the airport,
What are the key words that can be used in the turism area? 130 8.12.2005 The best way to find out keywords in tourism would be to consult different homepages, eg… Librarians use keywords but they are few and that would not help you.
I am looking for one book and I have tried to search on-line for it but with no success. Could you please help me to find out if the book could be found at all… 167 5.12.2005 Your book can obviously not be found in Finland, but you may want to consider making an interlibrary loan. The interlibrary loans are not free of charge, as you can read on the page Please contact any of the public libraries in Helsinki for making the interlibrary loan.
I am trying to find any information on a person I have been told was the conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic. This person's last name was Garagusi and he… 579 29.10.2005 Mr Einari Marvia and Mr Matti Vainio have written/edited the book about the history of Helsinki Philharmonic: "Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri 1882-1982" (WSOY 1993, ISBN 951-0-18312-1). I browsed briefly through the book but I couldn't find any mentioning of a person by the name of Garagusi there, I'm afraid. My advice for You is to try to contact the administration of the orchestra directly. They propably have some more detailed archives/files of their own and can possibly help You to locate the longed-for Garagusi there, if he should have visited the orchestra as a guest conductor, for example. The homepages of Helsinki Philharmonic are located at:
For months I have been looking on the Internet for places where I could buy neem contraceptive products. Are there doctors in Finland who are knowledgeable… 128 17.10.2005 As you have noticed yourself, it's quite hard to find information about neem contraceptive products. There is a list of links concerning alternative medicine in this address: Perhaps you can find there some further information about these products, and places where to buy them. You can also visit the homepage of Finnish Medical Association. You can ask there if they know any doctors, who can tell you more about these contraceptive products.
I want to know more information about practise technologies in Helsinki City Library.....such as computers, data bases, disks and others. 518 17.10.2005 Have you already visited websites of Helsinki City Library ( )? There is quite a lot of information on the subject of your inquiry. Information about databases for customers' use you'll find here . The list of databases and book catalogues is on this site . About computers and other equipment: . Check especially the link "workstations". About the library system used in Helsinki metropolitan area libraries:…
How many of cities and libraries in Finland ? 141 15.10.2005 Please note public library statistics on the following link Statistics concerning research libraries will be found at the following link.… Early this year 2005 there was 114 cities and 432 municipalities in Finland.