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I am writing a paper about how the great depression changed the way the american public see themselves and their country. I am interested in how national… 699 2.10.2007 I guess you'd have more useful info if you contact any American information service, but we could gather something for you, though the texts themselves are mostly American anyway. In the Finnish university libraries' database I could find a couple of books. - Artist and identity in twentieth-century America / Matthew Baigell. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001. (Includes chapters American art and national identity: the 1920s, and The beginnings of "The American wave" and the Depression.) - Historicizing lifestyle : mediating taste, consumption and identity from the 1900s to 1970s / edited by David Bell, Joanne Hollows. Aldershot, England : Ashgate Burlington, VT , cop. 2006. (Includes chapter Depression and recovery : self-help…
I would like to request a new book for the Overdrive or elibs elibrary. However when I go to the following URL https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Info/Acquisition… 699 2.7.2013 I asked your question from our e-informaticist. She answered that they're working on including the e-library as an option to the compulsory field in our HelMet-website. Before that you can send your acquisition request straight to her. Her email address is marja.hjelt(a)hel.fi
When did the Jews arrive to Finland? Where did they come from? 699 16.11.2006 The territory which is now Finland was for more than half a millennium – until 1809 – part of the Swedish Kingdom. Under Swedish law, Jews of that period were allowed to settle only in three major towns in the Kingdom, none of them being situated in the territory of Finland. The injunction did not cover visits and therefore the first known reference of Jews in Finland is from 1782, when "Portuguese singers" Josef Lazarus, Meijer Isaac and Pimo Zelig as well as conjurer Michel Marcus received from the city administrative court of Helsinki the right to perform their skills in Helsinki. In this context beeing Portuguese refers to Jewish communities of Hamburg area or Holland, whose founders were driven away from Portugal nearly 300 years…
How to search for health services? 697 8.6.2011 Here is link for Health services in Espoo: http://english.espoo.fi/default.asp?path=32373;37337;45340;36841;36852
My son is living in Helsinki and will be taking an entrance exam for Building Management in April. This is the first year that the test is offered in English,… 697 2.3.2011 Unfortunately we did not found any material in english. By finnish word kiinteistönhoito (in english real estate management) you cand find books in Helmet-library http://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/search?formids=target&lang=fin&suite=d… Material is in finnish. Amazon bookshop you can find book ”Introduction to Building Management”. The book is certainly old (year 1995) http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&fi… Information from book also in page http://www.booky.fi/kirja/coles_d/introduction_to_building_management/9… Maybe it would be best to ask material from organizer of exam.
I used to borrow a book called la drole d'equipe by richard deroussy de sales. How can I get it? now that it is no longer for borrowing. 693 29.7.2008 The item is not available in HelMet libraries anymore, but Lappeenranta and Kuopio public libraries have it furthermore in their collections. Because the item is not found in any library of Helsinki metropolitan area, it is possible to make a distant loan request in our internet service http://www.lib.hel.fi/forms/kaukopalvelupyynto.asp If you need a book not available in Helsinki, you can browse library collections in whole Finland by using Frank-database. You find it here http://monihaku.kirjastot.fi/frank/ or by writing keyword Frank-monihaku to Google as well. On the first page you see all alternative search categories.
I've seen the poster of the presidential election. The Candidates' numbers begin from 2. Why is there no number one candidate? 692 13.1.2012 There is a pure practical reason for that. Since 2004 we use new standardized letters and numbers in Finland. In the new system the numbers 1 and 7 are very easily mixed up. That is what happens often in the election of the parlament. There are eight candidates, and to avoid any confusion the presidential candidates bear no number one. Sources: http://www03.edu.fi/oppimateriaalit/kirjainuudistus/numerot_ja_muut_mer… http://www.hs.fi/politiikka/artikkeli/Arvaa+mitk%C3%A4+n%C3%A4ist%C3%A4…
Could You be so kind to recommend to me the most popular Finnish children books (evergreens)? Books should be written by Finnish author and not necessarily… 691 14.4.2008 I will base my answer on an enquiry carried out by Helsingin Sanomat in 2004 (www.helsinginsanomat.fi/extrat/erikoissivu/1076153242285). 2080 people answered to this enquiry by giving the titles of childrens books that were dearest to them. Some can well be defined as “evergreens”. Although the answers included books by foreign autors too, I will only list those by Finnish authors. The books on Moomins by Tove Jansson are cherished and enjoyed by young and adults. Jansson began writing the Moomin-books in 1945. She wrote 9 novels on the Moomins. Her production on the Moomins includes 9 novels, picture books and cartoons. Beside the Moomins, Jansson has plenty of other literary works. Her mother tongue was Swedish, thus her works were…
I was just wondering if it would be possible to volunteer at a library? If so, what sort of duties would I be doing? 689 11.2.2014 First of all: if one cannot speak Finnish moderately well, there are quite few jobs at the library available. The customers have the right to get service on their own language. There are some duties, where the fluent Finnish is not so necessary - like putting the returned books back to shelves and other technical jobs -, but the main question is, if the library really needs that kind of help. I would say, that many public libraries do not necessarily want volunteered people, unless they have some kind of experience with the library material or with customer services. But in the end everything depends on the local circumstances and the thoughts of the chief librarian. You just got to visit one of them to know, if working in the library…
Dear Wonderful Librarian: I am an English-speaking student studying Finnish, and I was wondering if you could direct me to a list of books suitable for a… 688 3.11.2008 I presume that you are writing from Minnesota. If so, how do you intend to acquire these books? We have an interlibrary loans department here in the Helsinki City Library. You can go to your local library and asked them are they willing to make these interlibrary loan requests from Finland. Postal costs can be inhibitive but if you are willing to make that investment, we are more than willing to send you these books. We have no ready list of these books, but books that would fall within the scope you described are called “selkokirjat” in Finnish, in other words, books with somewhat simplified syntax and vocabulary. You can go to our bibliographic database and by using the advanced search and write in the search field selkokirjat, then…
May i have finland & finnish's name in different languages around the world? ex. finland, (in english finnish, (in english 687 15.12.2009 The best way to find different translations for Finland and Finnish is to use Google translator: http://translate.google.com/ Finland is in Finnish Suomi Finnish is suomalainen You can use these terms as the source.
I am trying to find a woman who came to the United States in 1974 as an exchange student for a year. She was from Helsinki. I know she was studying to be a… 687 11.12.2001 Public libraries.fi has got a staff search for Finnish public libraries http://www.publiclibraries.fi/kirjastot/henkilohaku.asp The address of every person living officially in Finland is available in Population Register Centre (Väestörekisterikeskus) http://www.vaestorekisterikeskus.fi/indexen.htm P.O. Box 7 (Kellosilta 4), 00521 Helsinki, Finland Tel. +358 9 229 161, Fax +358 9 2291 6795 Email:vaestorekisterikeskus@vrk.intermin.fi
I am looking for information about web forms and web usability 685 16.11.2001 Here’s some information about webforms and web usability: Links: http://www.q-d.com/wf.htm (including some downloads) http://webreference.com/programming/forms.html http://www.utexas.edu/learn/forms/ http://www.lboro.ac.uk/research/husat/eusc/g_design_web_sites.html Books (available in libraries): Heslop, Brent : HTML publishing on the Internet for Windows Nielsen, Jakob : Designing Web usability Tyler, Denise : Macromedia Flash 5
I would like to access information about printing before Gutenberg's time, emphasise on Chinese wood printers, Korean an Japanese printing, the oldest found… 684 22.5.2009 You cand find books about subject by finnish words kirjoitusjärjestelmät historia (= system of writing, history) from Helsinki Metropolitan Area Libraries (HelMet): The story of writing : with over 355 illustrations, 50 in colour / Robinson, Andrew Kirjoituksen lumo = The metamorphoses of writing Writing : the story of alphabets and scripts / Georges Jean A history of writing / Albertine Gaur The alphabetic labyrinth : the letters in history and imagination / Johanna Drucker More books in HelMet catalogue: http://www.helmet.fi/search*fin/X?SEARCH=kirjoitusj%C3%A4rjestelm%C3%A4… Internetlinks in Libraries.fi about subject: http://www.kirjastot.fi/Linkkikirjasto/Luokat.aspx?wordID=a66f2374-5b06…
My question is: the city of Turku has honoured a famous dutchman. Do you know the name of the person? Thanks for the effort. Greetings from Holland. 683 11.1.2005 There is a street called Peter Thorwöste road in Turku. Peter Thorwöste was a dutchman, who lived in Turku in the 17th century, and died here 1659. He was a well-known tradesman and industrialist, he founded for example ironworks in Fiskars. Some further information about Fiskars you can find here: http://www.fiskars.fi/pdf/Fiskars_history_eng.pdf Could this Peter Thorwöste be "the famous dutchman" you are looking for? If he is not, could you please give us more information about the man you are trying to identify. When did he live? What did he do for living?
I am looking for information in English on the topic of using volunteers in libraries in Finland, both in the past and at present. 682 27.12.2011 There are some scientific research below partly about your topic. The second one is in Finnish, but there is an abstract in English. https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/bitstream/handle/2142/3711/Makinen553.p… https://publications.theseus.fi/bitstream/handle/10024/35828/Saarela_Ri…
Good afternoon, I´m an exchange student in Helsinki for some months, and I will like to learn to sew and if possible make my own socks and hat. Is there any… 681 26.10.2015 Helsinki Adult Education Center (Helsingin työväenopisto) organises sewing courses (also for English speaking people). http://www.hel.fi/www/sto/fi/opiskelu/vapaita-paikkoja/vapaita-kurssipa… (sorry, but the pages are only in Finnish). http://www.hel.fi/www/sto/fi/opiskelu/maahanmuuttajat-immigrants/muut-k… https://ilmonet.fi/#fi/search/txt=sewing http://www.opistostakasin.fi/kurssikertomukset/through-the-eye-of-a-nee…
Can u give the information about the "researchers dig into hell" which they heard a sound from hell. can you give me the information. Thank you. There's an… 680 19.6.2002 Hello there! Because you know so exactly the name of the article you can give us little bit more information where you have heard about it. I searched with Internet search services and some other sources - no result. If I may say my opinion this "article" is more like a short story or novel than research or fact. Kind of a horror story If I may guess. So we here in the library try to search it from fiction shelves. Little bit extra information from your side couldn't do any harm. With regards Librarian
Is it possible to rent equipment for video and photo shooting? 679 4.6.2014 There are some video cameras in Helmet libraries you can borrow. Here you can find the libraries: http://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2021724__Svideokamerat__Ff… Also from Finnish borrowing service Kuinoma you can rent and borrow goods for a cheap price from the private market. You find Kuinoma and cameras here: http://www.kuinoma.fi/search/node/kamera Here are some information about Kuinoma in English: https://blogs.aalto.fi/systemsthinking/2012/12/17/mita-kuinoma/
Weather conditions in Helsinki in October. 678 30.9.2004 The main factor influencing Finland's climate is the country's geographical position between the 60th and 70th northern parallels in the Eurasian continent's coastal zone, which shows characteristics of both a maritime and a continental climate, depending on the direction of air flow. The mean temperature in Finland is several degrees (as much as 10°C in winter) higher than that of other areas in these latitudes, e.g. Siberia and south Greenland. The temperature is raised by the Baltic Sea, inland waters and, above all, by airflows from the Atlantic, which are warmed by the Gulf Stream. For more information visit the website of the Finnish Meteorological Institute http://www.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/en/index.html On the site http://www.…