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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…
Which sort of gestional software do you use for this digital reference service? 942 17.4.2009 Our software is a product specially made for our use upon a programme basis named Meteor. It is planned and produced in Finland by Sininen Meteoriitti, Blue Meteorite, http://www.meteoriitti.com/, in cooperation with an other Finnish firm Connexor, which is specialised in semantic web tools.
I have a question: What qualities define a great team leader? Thank you for your answer 938 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 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… 937 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/
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… 936 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
Is autism from congenital disease or not? 935 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,…
The flags of Islamic nations are often decorated with the crescent moon. What is the relation between Islam and the crescent moon? 933 23.1.2009 Here are a couple of articles on the subject: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crescent http://islam.about.com/od/history/a/crescent_moon.htm
In the book Courage: The life and and execution of Arndt Pekurinen what is the first name of the corporal who agrees to execute him for treason? 931 27.2.2012 In Erno Paasilinna's book, the name of Pekurinen's executioner is Otto Asiainen. Corporal Asiainen was a 21-year-old carpenter from Lestijärvi. He agreed to shoot Pekurinen after the first candidates to carry out the task, sergeant Joonas Kivelä and private Kaarlo Kinnunen had declined captain Pentti Valkonen's request.
(Hello)! I am an MSLIS student at Simmons College in Boston, MA, USA who is doing an area study project on Finland and its libraries/library and information… 928 14.4.2010 Hello! How nice that you are interested in Finnish Libraries. You have found our website, which contains information about Finnish Libraries and specially public libraries. The site of Finnish Library Association is off course important. Maybe you will find interesting information about Finnish public libraries in Helsinki City Library site, http://www.lib.hel.fi/en-GB/ . Public libraries statistics can be found in a database here, http://tilastot.kirjastot.fi/en-GB/ . The National Library Website can be of interest http://www.nationallibrary.fi/index.html , maybe you also could visit the site of the Department Information Studies in Tampere university http://www.uta.fi/laitokset/infim/english/index.html . I did'nt quite understand what…
I'm interested in educational activities in museums in Finland. I visited several museums and interviewd people working there. But I couldn't acquire… 928 11.2.2011 You could be contact to Finnish Museums Association, contact information on page http://www.museoliitto.fi/en.php?k=9134
I am looking for a friend of mine. She attended Indiana University, Indiana USA 2 years ago. She lives in Helsinki and attends Sibelius Academy. Do you… 926 19.2.1999 Vaestorekisterikeskus (Population Registry Centre) can possibly help you in locating your friend. The address is: Kellosilta 4 00520 Helsinki PL 7, 00520 Helsinki Web-address: http://www.vaestorekisterikeskus.fi You may try to find her email-address on web-pages of Sibelius Academy: http://www.siba.fi/
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… 925 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 it possible to borrow an audio recorder from your library? Do you have this service? I need it for my thesis research. 925 22.10.2012 Hey! Unfortunately this kind of service is not available in the library.
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… 921 6.5.2004 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…
Can I use the computer and printer if I am not a member of the library (visitor)? 921 17.7.2012 Yes, you can use library's computer and printer in any library even though you're not member of the library. We can make a visitor reservation for you if you have your ID's with you.
I want any information about Library toolbar "defination, how to build it, and thesis about how to make it" 911 25.11.2009 Internet is full of information about library toolbars. Library Success' website has a long list of links to different kind of library toolbars: http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=Web_Browser_Extensions#Toolba…
/ Hello, I would like to understand the professional preparation of librarians in Finland. In the United States where I am from, practicing librarians have a… 911 22.3.2012 In Finland you can study information studies in many places depending on the level you want to reach. You can do higher level studies at Univeristy of Tampere, Univeristy of Oulu and Åbo Academy University. At university you can do Master's degree or Bachelor's degree (lower academic degree) in information studies. It is also possible to do the Licentiate and the Doctoral Degree studies. There are also researchers at the branch. If you have a Master´s degree your title or graduate profile can be e.g Information Management Specialist, Information Specialist, Librarian, Chief Librarian or Head of Information Services. You can also study information studies at polytechnic schools in Oulu, Turku and Seinäjoki. At polytechnic you can do…
Excuse me, I wrote you but I think that I didn't ask so good the question. I just arrived in finland so I need to learn finnish. I know that in korso's library… 908 14.1.2013 Hello! There are no finnish courses at library. Maybe you mean at Lumo house? (Library is at same house.) There could be Vantaan aikuisopisto's courses. Ask more here: Opintoneuvoja Maija Mäenpää, puh. 09 8392 1243
List of publishers for Poem Fanfare for the Makers by Louis MacNeice 905 16.11.2009 Louis MacNeice's publisher in the Great Britain is Faber & Faber, but they don't have the rights for his works. Louis MacNeice's rights are handled by David Higham Associates, London: http://www.davidhigham.co.uk/ It is impossible to list all the publishers here, but most of the collections in print are published by Faber & Faber: http://www.faber.co.uk/
Which nation's territory Antarctica is? 903 21.1.2009 Antarctica does not belong to any country. Several countries have made territorial claims, but they are not generally recognized. More information about Antarctica and also about the Antarctic Treaty, an international agreement regulating the use of the continent, from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antarctica.