|Definition of Chat Reference Service?
||Chat service is online service. You can discuss in real time. And if we talk for example about library chat, you'll get the answer immediately without waiting as by email.
One chat definition :
"Chat service refers to online, interactive, remote transactions with patrons"
(see : http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~matthewm/survey.html )
Information of chat services and products you can find here:
|Can you help me find a list of sixth grade reading books that doesn't include poetry but does include fiction non- fiction, and classics Thanks
||Scottsdale public library has listed some books for 6th-graders: http://library.ci.scottsdale.az.us/kids/grade6.htm .
Some schools have made their own lists of recommended literature, for example http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/schools/northbethesdams/lmp_reading.htm .
Some book pulblishers have also listed their suggestions: http://www.hedgehogbooks.com/cgi-local/cart/grade.cgi?grade=6 .
It’s not difficult to find more in the Internet using any search engine by using such search terms as ‘book lists’ and ‘6th grade’.
In Helsinki City Library librarians have listed book tips for each grade: http://www.lib.hel.fi/lastensivut/listat.htm#ya They are in Finnish, but there are some originally English books on the list for 5th and 6th grade pupils:…
|I would like to know if i can find any books related to Physics and maths in english for using as reference materials for entrance examinations like TTK etc?
||Click Advanced search on the first page of HelMet database http://www.helmet.fi To find material in English use the link language. Type matematiikka oppikirjat. Type fysiikka oppikirjat
Help for you http://www.helmet.fi/search~S9/k
|I have a question from you. whats is the name of ifla presedent?
||Sinikka Sipilä (http://www.ifla.org/president).
|I am writing a paper on Holocaust autobiographies, and was wondering if you could provide me with a list of autobiographies written by Jews of Russian descent…
||Here below are some books which hopefully are useful for you. Unfortunately I can not Russian, so I can't say no more of the books.
Source: Union Catalogue of Finnish University Libraries, Linda:
- The complete black book of Russian Jewry / [compiled by] Ilya Ehrenburg, Vasily Grossman ; translated and edited by David Patterson (2003)
- Evrei v Vil’no : hronika 1941-1944 / Grigorij Šur (2000)
- Strah i družba v našem totalitarnom prošlom / Vladimir Šlâpentoh (2003)
- Evrei Samary na frontah Velikoj Otečestvevennoj / [Sost. B. E. Volovel’skaâ i C. N. Segal’] (2002)
- Mihoèls : žizn’ i smert’ / M. Gejzer (1998)
- Ty dolžna èto vse zabyt’... / Lena…
|I want to view issues of Eeva Neule magazine on line. Can you explain how I can do that please?
||It seems like Eevaneule-magazine has been published only from 1971 to 1986. In the Helsinki City Library storage we have years 1977 - 1982. They are original paper magazines, there is no on-line version available. You can contact the publisher A-lehdet, http://www.a-lehdet.fi/ in order to find out more about the magazine and its history (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ).
|Dear Sir or Madam, I started to study portuguese a few weeks ago. Now Iam looking for simple reading books, like the Little Prince in portuguese. Which of you…
||Pasila Library has the largest collection of books in Portugese.
|If I wanted to look up ancestors that lived in Finland (Kuusamo area) and moved to the US, which library could I visit to do that?
||Here are some useful addresses and sources of information:
Institute of Migration in Finland (Siirtolaisuusinstituutti - Finland)
Address: Linnankatu 61, 20100 Turku, Finland
Phone: 02-2840 440
Fax: 02-2333 460
Regional Centre of Ostrobothnia
61100 Peräseinäjoki, Finland
Phone: 06-4181 275
Fax: 06-4181 279
Homepage http://www.migrationinstitute.fi/index_e.php Institute has a service called The Emigrant Register for genealogists and the descendants of Finnish emigrants.
The Genealogical Society of Finland (Suomen Sukututkimusseura)
Address: Liisankatu 16 A
Telephone +358-9-278 1188
Fax +358-9-278 1199
|In Pat Humphreys' book "Finland in a Small Book," there were average salaries of different jobs, including librarians, for the year 2008. Are there more…
||At the website of KT Kuntatyönantajat (KT Local government employers) you can find the statistics of avarage salary of municipal employers. They are unhappily only in Finnish. The avarage salary of the librarian in 2010 was 2202 euros.
You can find statistics from the website so:
http://www.kuntatyonantajat.fi/fi/Sivut/default.aspx > tilastot > tilastot palkoista > KVTES:n kes-kimääräiset palkat ja niiden desiilit, lokakuu 2010 > KVTES palkkatilastoliite 2010.
|A catalan friend taught me about the existence of this catalan government webpage (I'm sending you here the link to the english webpage dealing with it) http:/…
||There isn't any decent translator programs (Finnish to English, English to Finnish) that function on the public domain basis and are free for users.
You can try the following service:
The service is only a demo version and it accepts sentences, which has 60 or less characters.
There is also an international site, which isn't working at the moment http://christianreunion.org/transurl.htm
|I am learning a Finnish song set to the text of Mita kaikatat kivonen from the Kanteletar. It is a beautiful Finnish piece composed by a Finnish composer…
||This poem is about problems in getting married, but the the text is quite impossible to translate in English or in any other language as well. The poem's language is very archaic Finnish and hard to understand even for most of the Finns nowadays.
Vantaa City Library, Finland
|In which Library around Helsinki can I borrow fiction books in French? (apart from Sello and the one in Pasila)
||Here you have a link to a list of all fiction books in French in HelMet libraries around the capital region:
So, as you see there are quite a few libraries that harbour at least some kind of a collection of books in French.
If you would like to restrict the search to a given library, go to this page: http://luettelo.helmet.fi/search~S9/X . Type two asterisks (**) in the search field. Instead of Entire collection, choose Fiction. For material type, choose book and for language, French. Then choose the library you want and click Go!
|Do you hold a list of the publishing companies in Helsinki? Would like to know who the top 5 publishing companies are in Helsinki, Finland.
||The Finnish publishing companies can be found on the internet http://booknet.cultnet.fi/kustant/ It's a bit hard to rank them, but here is the ranking list The WSOY Group is Finland's largest publishing house and the market leader in general literature and educational materials: http://www.wsoy.fi/ The Edita Group: http://www1.edita.fi/ Gummerus Kustannus Oy http://www.gummerus.fi/kustannus/ Otava publishing company http://www.otava.fi/ and Weilin+Göös Oy http://www.wg.fi/ Kustannusosakeyhtiö Tammi http://www.tammi.net/ Some of the publishing companies homepages contain the information only in finnish. If you are looking for publishing companies which specialise on some area, e.g. medicine then then the ranking list would be would be…
|How do i make a book reservation using the internet
||You can make book reservations (and other materials too) using our WebLibrary
-PIKI-verkkokirjasto in finnish http://kirjasto.tampere.fi:8000/
Just clik the flag icon on the left hand corner and You'll find the english version of our service.
(There is also a link to the service in our frontpage)
In order to make reservations You need a valid library card and and a password.
If you do not have a password or if you want to change your password, please contact the library staff.
You will get it from any of our libraries visiting them personally (passwords are not given by phone or email).
More information about our services in english
|What is the main cause for the Indian water crisis?
||Here you are a few websites about this serious problem and the main causes of it:
|Terve - At what age may children visit the library without parents (by themselves)? Kiitos - Laura
There are no age limits for visiting library in Jyväskylä. With parent’s permission children are allowed to visit the library by themselves at any age.
|I'm a student engineer, looking for drawings of transportation devices by Leonardo da Vinci ; do you know where I could find them? Thank you by advance!
||Try these sites on the Internet for Leonardo's drawings:
and Instituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza at http://www.imss.fi.it/indice.html
We also have a cd-rom called "Leonardo the inventor" in the public libraries that might interest you.
|Which are the seven most speaking languages in Finland?
||The most spoken languages in Finland are
Finnish, suomi 4 844 047
Swedish, ruotsi: 289 951
Russian, venäjä: 48 740
Estonian, viro: 22 357
English, englanti: 11 344
Somalian, somali: 10 647
Arabian, arabia: 8 806
Chinese, kiina: 6 458
Kurdish, kurdi: 6 455
Albanian, albania: 6 308
|I would like to take more information for UDC Codes.
||There is a recent abridged edition of the UDC,
Universal Decimal Classification : Abridged Edition
London : British Standards Institution , 2003
(Published document ; PD 1000:2003)
Guides to UDC:
McIlwaine, I. C., Guide to the use of UDC : an introductory guide to the use and application of the Universal Decimal Classification. The Hague : International Federation for Information and Documentation (FID), 1993. (FID occasional paper 5). (New edition 2000)
The UDC : essays for a new decade / edited by Alan Gilchrist and David Strachan
London : Aslib , 1990
On the Internet, you can find information about UDC in the site UDC consortium, here http://www.udcc.org/outline/outline.htm
|I am searching for a complete list of which finnish authors (novels) who have been translated into danish! Can you please help me????
||Thank you for your enquiry.
The complete list of Danish translations of Finnish novels and poems is listed on Finnish Literature Society's webpage. The database is maintained by FILI (Finnish Literature Exchange). The address is following: http://dbgw.finlit.fi/fili/kaan.php
You should just choose "Tanska" (=Danish) from the "Käännöksen kieli" (=the language of translation) menu. Then you have to click grey button "Hae" (=search) below. As a result you will have all the Danish translations of Finnish literature from year 1845 to 2006.
FILI has also new unfinished database that lists all the published translations from the year 2007. There is also English version of that new database: http://dbgw.finlit.fi/kaannokset/index.php?lang=ENG