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I have references to books available in the "Kirjasto" library in Finland. Which library in Finland might this refer to ? Is the Kirjasto library catalog on… 770 21.07.2004 "Kirjasto" is library in finnish. Is there any other information about the library in your reference list? The Finnish Library Services on the web: http://www.libraries.fi/default.asp?_item_id=249&_lang_id=EN
What kind of reference source should I consult in order to find out whether there is a librarian character in a writer's novel, say Barbara Pym or someone else… 116 13.07.2004 In order to find fiction about a given theme, consult any library catalogue you wish. In most library catalogues nowadays, the titles have been provided with ample description about the contents of the work in question. This means that you can choose your keywords fairly freely. Only bear in mind that such searches can never give a 100% result, due to the fact that it is impossible to catalogue every single aspect of e.g. a novel. So, choose any library catalogue. You do not tell why you are sending your question to the Finnish "Ask a librarian" service, but assuming that you are especially interested in Finnish sources, you have to use keywords in Finnish in your searches. Choose. e.g. the HelMet catalogue ( http://www.helmet.fi/screens/…
I would like to get a list of schools in higher education that have their studies taught primarily in ENGLISH. 92 24.06.2004 Here are some links with information on institutes that give instruction in English and general information for foreigners who wish to study in Finland: http://www.opintoluotsi.fi/link_directory/linkkihakemisto.asp?categoryi… , http://www.opintoluotsi.fi/english/ , http://lasipalatsi.fi/kompassi/english/education.htm , http://finland.cimo.fi/ , http://www.oph.fi/info/maahanmuuttajat/english/index.html .
Could you help me finding a site to look up my family history in Karstula, Finland? 431 22.06.2004 You could try the site of the Finnish Genealogical Society at http://www.genealogia.fi/indexe.htm . You could also contact The Karstula Parish (usually the parish archives are the best source of information for genealogical studies), contact details at http://www.evl.fi/ (unfortunately only in Finnish). There is also the site of Karstula commune at http://www.karstula.fi/ (mostly in Finnish again). Hopefully these are of some help!
Is it possible for me to find ancestor link for my mother, whose father's name is Kurt Nyland. My mother told me he was from Friesland, but I think the… 386 14.06.2004 Hi! Your grandfather's family name "Nyland" refers in Finland to the most southern parish of Finland (in finnish Uusimaa, in swedish Nyland, in english New Land). As a family name it does not appear in the telephone catalog of Helsinki metropolitan area, wheras names Nylander ("one who lives in Nyland") and Nylund ("new grove") do. Thus it seems, the name Nyland is not the original form or it refers to the parish, where immigrants came from. If you would like to check the pages of "The Genealogical Society of Finland" you'll find them in web in address http://www.genealogia.org/ where you can choose the english pages. Anyhow, if you would like to use finnish sources you'll end up to the fact that most documents are written in finnish or…
We currently make inquiries on subscription fees in public libraries. Could you please send us, by mail, the registration and special fees for borrowing… 621 07.06.2004 In Finland registering for a public library card and borrowing materials from public libraries is free of charge. This is stated in the Library Act and Library Decree. You can find more information about the Finnish library system here: http://www.minedu.fi/minedu/culture/library/public_libraries.html. Some of the information is also in French.
Can you give me the geogrphical locations of the products like minerals, coal etc. in China? 597 04.06.2004 Here are some links to the geographical locations of China’s geology and mineral resources. If you want or need more information about the subject, feel free to ask. http://www.cgs.gov.cn/Ev/English.htm http://geo-nsdi.er.usgs.gov/metadata/open-file/01-318/coal_mines.html http://geo-nsdi.er.usgs.gov/metadata/open-file/00-47/mines.faq.html http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/organizations2idshtml/…
I want to know the meaning and history of the Croatian girl name Vjosa 126 26.05.2004 I was consulting a native speaker and a person who is writing a dissertation on Christian names in Croatia and Bulgaria. They both said they never heard the name Vjosa and that it is not a traditional Slavic name. The one who is writing her dissertation was checking in her Christian name books (in Croatian, Slovenian, Bulgarian, Swedish, German and Finnish) and she didn´t find that name in any of those books. In southern Albania there is a river by the name Vjosa. Names of places/rivers have been quite often used as female (usually) Christian names as well. Vjosa is probably used as female name among native Albanians. It is of course possible (if not very common) that an Albanian name has been given to a Croatian girl.
Chinese history about money 487 25.05.2004 Some interesting links in Internet about the topic you asked. I hope that these will help you. Please, ask more, if you need more information. The history of early chinese money: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~RDavies/arian/amser/china.html Coins of Ancient China: http://www.calgarycoin.com/reference/china/china2.htm Ancient China to Modern Times: http://members.aol.com/TeacherNet/AncientChina.html#Money
I want to know the meaning and history of the Finnish name Helinä. 433 24.05.2004 Helinä is a popular variation of Helena. It has the same origin as English Helen = Greek Helene, feminine of Helenos "the bright one, shining one". Finnish writer Santeri Ivalo used Helinä in his historical novel "Juho Vesainen" 1894. Helinä also means tinkle.
I would like to have all the information about artist Teemu Mäki´s video art, about killing a cat and the controversy between him and a writer. 689 21.05.2004 Hi! I’m sorry that we kept you waiting. It’s impossible to give a very detailed description of the controversy, which is still widening. The dispute has got plenty of publicity in the media since the end of April. The newspapers are available in the libraries, but to read them you have to know Finnish or have a translator. So I try to summarize a little bit. “Sex and death : different forms of violence” by Teemu Mäki is a videofilm from 1988. It includes a section, where the artist kills a stray cat with several blows of an axe. Afterwards he masturbates on the dead body. In an interview in Hufvudstadsbladet (2004, May, 17) Teemu Mäki says that “the video was a documentary on mindless, inexicable violence, ecological destruction and…
Kindly let me have a list of books on the contemporary general history and anthropology of Finland, in English. Statistics also is most welcome: as to the… 307 11.05.2004 Here are a few books where you can find general information about Finland: - Facts about Finland (several editions) - Finland. A cultural guide, ed. Pirkko-Liisa Louhenjoki-Schulman – Kaius Hedenström. 2003 Keuruu. Landscapes of Finland. Heikkilä, Tapio- Timonen, Risto. Keuruu 2003. Finland. - The Northern Experience, New Europe, and the Next Millennium. Helsinki 1999. - De Vries, André, Live and work in Scandinavia: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Oxford 2002. There are also a few interesting Internet-sites available http://www.finland.fi/ and http://www.virtualfinland.fi/ . Statistics Finland publishes Cultural Statistics yearbook. The newest version is from 2001. Please look at the following link: http://tilastokeskus.fi/tk…
What is the maximum number of loans that can be made online, I stuck at 20. 455 08.05.2004 You are not allowed to have more than 20 reservations at a time. For more information on using the library and user regulations: http://www.helmet.fi/screens/help.html
What is the maximum number of materials that can be borrowed via internet? 567 08.05.2004 You may have no more than 40 items on loan at the same time. Of these, 20 can be CD's, 5 video cassettes, 5 DVDs and 5 CD ROMs. You can renew a loan 5 times(also via Internet) if the material has not been reserved by somebody else.
I would like to ask if there is a difference between finnish polytechnics and vocational schools. 504 07.05.2004 Different types of vocational training can be attended after completing the basic education (comprehensive school) whereas the polytechnic schools belong to the upper secondary education options which are attended after the higher school. There is a good diagram about the finnish school system at the following address: http://www.cop.fi/eng/welcometocop/edusystem_large.html You can read more about the finnish education system in English at various Internet sites. Use Google and the search terms “finnish school system” or “finnish education system”.
I am looking for biographical information on Gustaf Nybom, a Finnish sea captain, born in Oulu, who became a head of the Alaska Commercial Company in the late… 658 06.05.2004 Hello I could find this information about Gustaf Ferdinand Nybom (Niebaum). I am sorry, but he was not born in Oulu but in Helsinki on August 30th 1842. The source of information is NIEBAUM-COPPOLA WINEYARD HOMEPAGE and the adress is: http://www.niebaum-coppola.com/history.html I could find another article on the Internet and the adress is: http://www.genealogia.fi/emi/art/article101e.htm There is one publication about Niebaum-Coppola Winery. The title of the book is "A SENCE OF PLACE : AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF THE NIEBAUM-COPPOLA WINERY AND THE NAPA VALLEY" by Steven Koplan and Francis Ford Coppola. Routhledge, 1999. ISBN 0415920043. I hope, this information makes it possible for you to continue your work…
Could you provide me with statistics for the number of enquiries handled by the Helsinki Public Library for the years 2001, 2002, 2003? 611 05.05.2004 Statistics for the number of enquiries handled by the Helsinki City Library for the years 2001, 2002, 2003: 2001: 1 164 629 (3666) 2002: 1 054 046 (5329) 2003: 748 601 (9618) Parenthetic figures indicate the number of enquiries handled via the Internet.
What is a hink pink for see-through doe? 112 20.04.2004 A hink pink for a see-through doe is a clear deer.
Is there any archival photoalbum about finnish life (before WWII) in the Russian part of Karelia? 93 17.04.2004 Photos from Karelia befor the Second World War are not hard to find. There are many photos on the Internet, in the museums and in the archives, and there are numerous books on the subject in all public libraries. The best places for you to go in Helsinki are: The Karelian Association http://www.karjalanliitto.fi/ The National Board of Antiquities http://www.nba.fi/en/ Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura(The Library of the Finnish Literature Society) http://dbgw.finlit.fi/fili/ The National Archive http://www.narc.fi/ka.html Try these libraries: the National Library of Finland http://www.lib.helsinki.fi/english/index.htm and the Genealogical Society of Finland http://www.genealogia.fi/sss/indexe.htm You may however want to specify the…
Why does the reservation for computerstations not being followed? I always have reservations in one of the computers but everytime that I go someone is using… 153 06.04.2004 If You have reserved a computer and someone is using it, You can go to him/her and say that You have reserved the computer and now is Your turn to use it. It often happens that the person who had reserved the previous time uses the computer until the next person comes. If You still have problems to access the computer You have reserved please approach the library staff.