I am looking for library good practices in area of providing adult fiction reviews outside of Slovenia. So I am writing to ask you for some more information…

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28.4.2014

I am looking for library good practices in area of providing adult fiction reviews outside of Slovenia. So I am writing to ask you for some more information about any possible reading advisory services (like Goodreads or WhichBook) that is probably widely used in Finland for Finnish speaking readers. If not, are there other kind of reading recomendations in Finnish public libraries, that are produced in www enviroment for public acces? Who are in this case the reviewers of adult literature titles?
Thank you very much for your reply.

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Answered
6.5.2014
Last updated
6.5.2014

We have a major project in this area, which was started a few years ago and which has already gained an audience among readers. It is a site called Kirjasampo, http://www.kirjasampo.fi . It is produced by public libraries. Kirjasampo includes information about fiction authors and their books, recencions on literature, new and older, and also advice how to find the books you are interested in at our public libraries. It is also possible for readers to write own reading recommendations in Kirjasampo. The books have been described with keywords and thus it it possible to search books about special themes and topics. Kirjasampo gathers also finnish literature blogs, http://www.kirjasampo.fi/fi/kirjablogit/uusimmat .

Unfortunately the site does'nt exist in English, only in Finnish and Swedish, so it can be a little hard to explore it on your own.

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