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I am interested in applying for a Fulbright in Finland and wish create a photo essay that will focus on the public library in Finland as a gateway to culture… 933 5.7.2007 Public libraries in Finland are separate entities, that is, there is no national president or director but the Ministry of Education lays down the main guidelines for public libraries. The following web-site contains a wealth of information about the libraries and their activities in Finland. You can visit individual libraries’ web-pages most of which also contain pictures about library premises: http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/ Here are a couple of web-sites of the major Finnish public libraries: http://www.lib.hel.fi/en-GB/ ; http://www.turku.fi/Public/Default.aspx?culture=en-US&contentlan=2&node… ; http://www.tampere.fi/kirjasto/english.htm ; http://www.ouka.fi/kirjasto/english/index.html
Please where I can find online library from where I could buy book Kalevala? I would like to have one in Finnish language. 930 21.5.2012 You don’t need to buy Kalevala: you can find it from Project Gutenberg at http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7000. Kalevala is a very old book so it’s not copyrighted anymore. You can read and copy it as you like. You can download Kalevala in a format suitable for you. There is also the English version at http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/5186.
I am an undergraduate student from Tallinn, Estonia. I am preparing to write my BA diploma and I am looking for all the possible information I can find on the… 928 6.8.2003 Everyone can visit Finnish public (and university) libraries. Library services are basically free, but for example overdued loans, printing and copying are charged for. A library card is not necessary when visiting a library, and there is no entrance fee. In Helsinki City Library printouts and photocopies cost 0,20€ each. You´ll find contact information in our website http://www.lib.hel.fi/english/ . Welcome to Helsinki City Library!
Is there any possibility to read books online? And if yes, then how? 927 31.3.2009 Yes, there is. First, go to this page http://www.helmet.fi/search~S9/X Then, put two ** into the first box, choose E-books from the menu and choose Go. As a result you can see all of our E-books. You can borrow these E-books with your Helmet Library Card number plus your PIN-code. You can get a PIN-code only by showing your identification card in the library.
I'm interested in educational activities in museums in Finland. I visited several museums and interviewd people working there. But I couldn't acquire… 926 11.2.2011 You could be contact to Finnish Museums Association, contact information on page http://www.museoliitto.fi/en.php?k=9134
Can I return a book loan from Vuosaari library to an other library in Helsinki (ex: Itäkeskus or Herttoniemi)? Thank you. 925 17.8.2013 You can return a book loan from Vuosaari library to any HelMet library in Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa or Kauniainen. http://www.helmet.fi/en-US http://luettelo.helmet.fi/search~S9/k
Please send any information pertaining to unemployment rate in Finland and its affect on the economy. 923 13.12.2001 Have you visited webpages of Finnish Ministy of Labour http://www.mol.fi/english/index.html. Click "press release and statistics" and then " Employment bulletin". In pages you`ll find information of unemployment rate in Finland from February 1998 to October 2001. Figures in the beginning of 1990`s you`ll find in Statistics Finland http://www.stat.fi/index_en.html. Click "Finland in figures" and "labour market". There you can also find other information concerning you problem. Then you can try e.g following Finland-links: http://www.vn.fi/vm/english/national_economy/turku_ecofin/ecofin99.htm http://www.internationalspecialreports.com/archives/99/finland/8.html http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/pn/1999/pn9995.htm http://www.eubusiness.com/…
I'm a traveler from Taiwan, and I'm a librarian in the elementary school. I heard the library in Finland is very nice. I will go to Finland next week, I have … 920 21.7.2014 Since I don't know which library you are going to, I can't give you a specific answer. Many public libraries will let you take photographs, but to be on the safe side, ask the staff when you get there if photographing is alright.
I want to learn Finnish acrross the distance, how can the Library help me getting studying materials? 918 22.10.2014 There are some Finnish courses online. You can find them via Infopankki. Infopankki is a website published by City of Helsinki: http://www.infopankki.fi/en/living-in-finland/finnish-and-swedish/finni…
I'm Brazil in Rio de Janeiro and I want to clarify a doubt. What are the most common questions that users of the internet do for you? Please I need help from… 917 5.7.2010 We have a couple of ways of analyzing our questions: we can look for words most used in questions sent to us, we can follow the most common searches, we can see the most read questions in the archive and follow questions that have been answered by the semantic librarian. In all these we can see that people ask us much about litterature, poetry and about authors. One of the most common questions considers names, people want to know the origin, etymology, of names, both christian names and family names. Also models for will and other dees are of great interest. Library services are also a common topic in our questions. There are a few studies about Ask a Librarian, but they are in Finnish. Also you can study the contents of Ask a Librarian…
Is autism from congenital disease or not? 916 26.11.2008 We do not have the expertise to answer medical questions or contemplate questions like this. The best person you can ask this question would be an expert in autism. Maybe you could ask a faculty of medicine near your home residence, whether they can recommend you somebody. You can find information about autism for instance in following books (which I found in our collections in Finland): Wall, Kate, Autism and early years practise : a guide for early years professionals, teachers and parents. London : Paul Chapman Publishing, 2004. Frith, Uta, Autism.: Esplaining the enigma. 1990. Tinbergen, Niko, Autistic children.1985. Tammet, Daniel, Born on a blue day : a memoir of Asperger's and an extraordinary mind. London : Hodder & Stoughton,…
What is a digital library 916 19.10.2010 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…
Are Finland's telephone white pages soon to be available on the internet?Tnaks 915 16.3.2001 Here are a few Internet-links you can look. Some of them are in Finnish and you must register. Some of the information is free of charge and some isn't. http://www.numeronetti.fi/kayttoohjeet/index.html , http://www.0100100.com/ . You can look in English http://cc.inet.fi/cgi-bin/gwis/Site?26OAA3C47.k9lpQ_Xil7OeG2ypBryC8dCQ… .
I have a question: What qualities define a great team leader? Thank you for your answer 915 31.1.2013 You can find litterature in English about teams and leadership from Helmet-online catalogue (www.helmet.fi) for example by using keywords (in Finnish) tiimit and johtaminen and then limit the search by language (English). As a result you get, among others, Belbin, Meredith: Team roles at work 2010; Robbins, Stephen P: Essentials of organizational behavior 2010; Godard, Alain: Transformational leadership: shared dreams to succeed 2000; Goleman, Daniel: The new leaders: transforming the art of leadership into the science of results 2003. Here is one internetpage dealing with the subject: http://www.teams-and-leadership.com/
I am a French librarian, I visited your library (Sello library in Espoo) in October and I saw in the children library "woolhats" against noise. Could you say… 915 23.4.2015 The "woolhats" are products of the Okko design company. They are designed by Laura Tuovila. www.okko.se
I am a Library Science student looking at Finnish libraries, and I was hoping to ask a few questions: • What is the degree necessary for working as a librarian… 914 19.7.2012 You can find answers to all your questions from Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture: http://www.minedu.fi/OPM/Kirjastot/?lang=en The Finnish School Library Association: http://suomenkoulukirjastoyhdistys.fi/eng/
What are the words of your National Anthem? Thank you. 913 17.11.2001 Finlands national anthem is called "Maamme", that is "Our Land" in English. The song is composed by Fredrik Pacius and the lyrics are written by J. L. Runeberg (originally a poem in the Swedish language; Finnish translation by Paavo Cajander). Nowadays everybody sings it in his/her mother tongue, but as 93 % of the Finns have Finnish as their mother tongue, the Finnish version is heard more often. Here are the Finnish words: Oi maamme, Suomi, synnyinmaa, soi sana kultainen! Ei laaksoa, ei kukkulaa, ei vettä rantaa rakkaampaa kuin kotimaa tää pohjoinen, maa kallis isien. Sun kukoistukses kuorestaan kerrankin puhkeaa; viel lempemme saa nousemaan sun toivos, riemus loistossaan, ja kerran laulus, synnyinmaa, korkeemman kaiun saa. Originally…
Dear Sir, I am student from NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY--Library and Information Science. In this semester i took one subject about Reading Library, In my final… 913 23.12.2008 Children´s library work in Helsinki is very active and versatile including for example co-operation with schools, Real Reader campaigns and “book tipster” activities promoting reading in libraries, schools and day-care centers. Here are some Internet pages concerning library services for children and book talk in Helsinki City Library: Reading is a Joy, Raija Poutiainen´s article about book talk or book tipping in schools. http://www.lib.hel.fi/Page/28dbe7a7-ac9d-4775-8b97-f87256ad4d4e.aspx Annual Reports of the Helsinki City Library containing information of library services and activities for children. http://www.lib.hel.fi/Page/617bc4c1-1451-4c82-b004-a416a77b6d3d.aspx Children´s web pages of The Helsinki City Library http://www.lib.hel…
What is the size of the Helsinki Library in relation to other libraries in the world? 912 27.7.2004 There are different types of libraries such as school, research and public libraries. Different library types have different tasks, and therefore their operational figures vary. Also, there are many different ways in which to assess these operations, for example, the number of library items, number of registered customers, number of loans, number of visits etc. By and large, it is very difficult to find mutually compatible statistics because library activities vary from one library type to another. Since you did not specify which particulars you are interested in, hear are two websites which contain overall worldwide library statistics. These, however, do not cover individual libraries such as the Helsinki City Library. http://www.ifla.…
I have some books at my place that I would like to get rid of, is it possible for me to give those books to the Helsinki HELMET library? 912 25.5.2009 Helsinki City Library accepts book donations with pleasure. You could ask your nearest library if they can take books to their collection. Library staff evaluate the donation and decide to take books to collection or not. Library staff pick and choose material according to what kind of material is lacking from collection. Worn out books libraries don't accept.