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What is a digital library 964 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 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… 964 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/
Please send any information pertaining to unemployment rate in Finland and its affect on the economy. 962 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 the size of the Helsinki Library in relation to other libraries in the world? 960 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 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… 958 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…
Which sort of gestional software do you use for this digital reference service? 958 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 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… 958 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/ .
/ 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… 958 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…
Can I use the computer and printer if I am not a member of the library (visitor)? 958 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.
(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… 957 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 have a question: What qualities define a great team leader? Thank you for your answer 956 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 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… 955 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/
The flags of Islamic nations are often decorated with the crescent moon. What is the relation between Islam and the crescent moon? 953 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
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… 950 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
I would like to borrow book in order to learn finnish (Ykäänkö vai ykiinkö – Highway to hill by Gimara) Please let me know if it is available at any library. … 950 29.12.2020 Ykäänkö vai ykiinkö – Highway to hill  by Gimara is not available at the moment in any Helmet Library, nor in any other library in Helsinki. There are also a couple of reservations for this item. You can make a make a reservation for the book through Helmet. https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Info/Using_the_library/Library_card_and_loa…
Is autism from congenital disease or not? 949 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,…
Is it possible to borrow an audio recorder from your library? Do you have this service? I need it for my thesis research. 949 22.10.2012 Hey! Unfortunately this kind of service is not available in the library.
List of publishers for Poem Fanfare for the Makers by Louis MacNeice 948 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 is the most famous phrase referring to Karelia in the epic "Kalevala"? 946 13.9.2004 Kalevala, Finnish national epic, is a collection of Karelian folk poetry. Elias Lönnrot collected the runes from the Karelian people from different areas of Karelia: from White Sea Karelia (Viena), from North Karelia, from Ladoga Karelia. The name of the epic, Kalevala, can be understood as a fictional land of the people of Kaleva. Karelia as a place is mentioned in Kalevala in the following: Rune/row 3/180 20/17 20/37 20/54 20/75 20/452 31/8 31/13 31/360 31/364 48/258 50/477 The translation of Kalevala of John Martin Crawford of the year 1888 is in the internet, the address is: http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/kveng/ There Karelia is in the form Karyala. See also page: http://www.finlit.fi/kalevala/teksti/
I'm interested in educational activities in museums in Finland. I visited several museums and interviewd people working there. But I couldn't acquire… 943 11.2.2011 You could be contact to Finnish Museums Association, contact information on page http://www.museoliitto.fi/en.php?k=9134