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Do you know the mailing address for the Sunny Bus Company? I would like to send a thank you note to one of their drivers following a recent tour. Thank you! 970 18.7.2001 The mailing address is: Aurinkobussit Oy Sunny Buses Vanha Porvoontie 246 FIN-01380 Vantaa e-mail: myynti@aurinkobussit.fi
Are the Ask a Librarian answers published (stored in an open database)? 970 7.5.2003 The answers are stored whether in public or non-public archive. Most of the answers are stored in the open archive. The non-public database is open only for librarians, they can visit it in the same web-adress and with same logins-passwords, where they do the answering. Nowadays about 40% of answers are stored in non-public archive. You put the answer to the non-public archive if you think that it is not useful for anybody else or the same question and answer to it is already in the public archive (for example how to get a PIN-code to your library card). Usually we also put answer to the non-public archive if we can’t help the questioner in any way (didn’t find the answer and not even couldn’t give any organisation or specialist to ask for…
How to listen to music cd in library? 969 1.12.2008 Many HelMet-libraries have their own music department. You find the list here (sorry, but the information is only in Finnish) http://www.lib.hel.fi/fi-FI/musiikkiosastot Libraries with music department have cd-players for listening music in library. Greatest and most diverse collection of music offers Library 10 http://www.lib.hel.fi/en-GB/kirjasto10 There are four fixed cd-players and also headphones to loan for music listening. Also other HelMet-libraries have smaller cd-collections and fixed or portable cd-players for library patrons. Some libraries have also cd-towers for music listening. Maybe the best way is to contact your library beforehand and ask about possibilities to listen music there.
Madam, sir for our choir in Switzerland I am in search for the full text and full score of the traditional folk song "taivas on sininen ja valkoinen...", I… 969 14.9.2010 I found the finnish folk song "Taivas on sininen ja valkoinen" in two books (Suuri toivelaulukirja 1 and Kultaiset koululaulut vanhoilta ajoilta). In both books there is only two strophes. So It seems that song consits only those two strophes.
Are Finland's telephone white pages soon to be available on the internet?Tnaks 965 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… .
Can I return a book loan from Vuosaari library to an other library in Helsinki (ex: Itäkeskus or Herttoniemi)? Thank you. 963 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
I am interested in information about the work of Alvar Aalto. 958 12.1.2005 You could visit these webadresses: http://www.alvaraalto.fi/alvar/buildings/index.htm http://www.alvaraalto.fi/info/guide/index.htm and http://www.alvaraalto.fi/viipuri/index.htm and from http://www.alvaraalto.fi/museum/ you can find much more interesting info. - Naturally there are lots of books about Alvar Aalto, also in English. Some of them you can find from our Lapin kirjasto database, only write Aalto, Alvar to the subject heading in http://intro.rovaniemi.fi:8001/Intro?formid=form2&sesid=1105517099&ulan… Maybe part of them are no more available in bookstores.
Please where I can find online library from where I could buy book Kalevala? I would like to have one in Finnish language. 955 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.
Is there any possibility to read books online? And if yes, then how? 950 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.
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… 948 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…
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… 947 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!
I am doing a project on Programs offered by Finland Libraries that are geared towards improving reading skills (And sponsored by the government). However I… 947 13.7.2011 First, I would like to refer to a question answered in this service some years ago about Luku-Suomi ("Reading Finland") project (2001-2004): http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/ask_librarian/question.aspx?ID=927122d6-6… A leaflet in English has been published about the school libraries development project, a part of Luku-Suomi program: A Good School Library. Authors: Hannele Frantsi, Kaarina Kolu , Seija Salminen. Year: 2006. Available as a PDF: http://www.oph.fi/download/47629_good_school_library.pdf Articles concerning reading promotion among children and youth by public libraries in Finland: Selesniemi, Jaana: "Creative writing and book recommendations." Scandinavian Public Library Quarterly; 2009, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p18-19 Kull-Poutanen,…
I am a Canadian filmmaker who has made a new documentary called Finding Edge Road about the Somalis and Iraqis moving to Lieksa in eastern Finland. I made this… 947 3.9.2015 Please contact The distribution companies: http://ses.fi/en/film-industry/distribution-companies The list of contact details is as follows http://www.elokuvakontakti.fi/site/ filmcont@elokuvakontakti.fi http://www.yle.fi/ arkisto.myynti@yle.fi http://ses.fi/elokuva-ala/levitysyhtiot/ http://ses.fi/en/film-industry/distribution-companies http://www.scanbox.com/fi/contact/finland/ http://www.fs-film.fi juan.pascual@sffilm.fi http://www.futurefilm.fi harry.paivalainen (at) futurefilm.fi http://www.atlanticfilm.fi valkokangas@atlanticfilm.fi http://www.biorex.fi Tel. +358 (0) 50 375 558 http://www.bvifinland.fi Tel +358 (0) 9-8562 9500 Fax +358 (0) 9-8562 9550 http://www.cinemamondo.fi http://www.cinemamondo.fi/yhteys/ http://www.finnkino.fi/…
I would like some articles and information about how language policy impacts library services in Finland with regards to the Swedish-speaking minority. How… 946 25.9.2012 There is an article in a newest library magazine Bibban: - Library services for Swedish-speaking Finns (Bibban, 2, 2012) And an other one in Scandinavian public library quarterly, but it is already quite old: - Swedish library matters in Finland / Rosenqvist, Kerstin (Scandinavian public library quarterly, 1991, 4. s. 29-31) Maybe you should contact Susanne Allroth (Regional State Administrative Agencies): susanne.ahlroth@avi.fi
I want to learn Finnish acrross the distance, how can the Library help me getting studying materials? 946 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…
What is the size of the Helsinki Library in relation to other libraries in the world? 944 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'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 … 944 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.
Please send any information pertaining to unemployment rate in Finland and its affect on the economy. 943 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/…
What is a digital library 943 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…
I have to write a paper about ask a librarian services and I have read the article written by the professor Vakkari about comparing Google and Ask a librarian… 943 15.6.2011 I'll send your question to mister Vakkari, hope you can reach him even thougt it's summer. If you are interested in any questions and answers in Ask a Librarian, you can read them in our public archive, http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/ask_librarian/archive/ (newest answers http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/ask_librarian/newest/ ). I presume that Prof. Vakkari has studied the finnish archive, and that he can send you the material, but the texts will be in Finnish language. The Finnish archive is here http://www2.kirjastot.fi/fi-FI/kysy/arkisto/ , the link to swedish material here, http://www2.biblioteken.fi/sv-FI/fraga_bibliotekarien/arkivet/ .