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I am an oversea student studying in Finland. May I obtain a library card by presenting passport? 1674 26.07.2004 You can obtain a library card and borrowing rights by presenting a photo-enhanced ID-card such as: I.D. card from EU countries Passport Finnish driver’s licence Finnish SII card with photo Helsinki reception centre’s resident card Your home address must be in Finland. However, PO Box, PosteRestante as well as a long-term hotel address are also acceptable. More information about the library card is to be found in http://www.lib.hel.fi/page.asp?_item_id=2316 or at the nearest library.
I asked 3 musical friends the following and I share the answer I received from one of the friends: I was thrilled to get my 'Finnish Fix' at FinnFest 2008… 1623 20.08.2008 As the musician you asked said, the Finnish birchbark flute is a recorder, or a fipple flute, not a transverse (cross, German) flute. Here you can see a very good picture of a birchbark flute: http://www.laulumies.com/laulelma_ala4.html (scroll down, the right picture is third down). Rauno Nieminen has made the birchbark flute in the picture. He has a small company where he builds acoustic instruments. Here are his contact information: http://raunonieminen.com/sivusto/index.php?sivu=yhtied (his net pages are, unfortunately, only in Finnish, but no doubt you can e-mail in English)(in his e-mail address "etunimi.sukunimi" means "first name.last name", that is, you put rauno in the place of "etunimi" and nieminen in the place of "sukunimi…
I am a French student and I want to know if we can speak of a liturgical unity in the Church of England in the 1960s - 1970s. Did all the parishes use the same… 1610 27.12.2008 In the beginning of the 1960s the Church of England had only one official liturgical manual, the Book of Common Prayer (edition 1662, with some later additions). Many pastoral and theological reasons (archaic language, new knowledge about old liturgical and patristic texts, new emphasizing of Holy communion as a centre of liturgical life etc) required the revision but consensus was not reached. The Anglo-Catholic party presumed that BCP 1662 had dismissed the old genuine tradition of the pre-Reformation English Christianity, the evangelicals regarded it as too Roman Catholic. In 1927-1928 the organs of the Church had drafted and sanctioned a moderate revision of Prayer book but the enterprise was defeated by the Parliament. The event…
What is the definition of e-print? 1533 22.04.2008 Wikipedia's article has a nice definition of e-print: "An eprint is a digital version of a research document (usually a journal article, but could also be a thesis, conference paper, book chapter, or a book) that is accessible online, whether from a local Institutional, or a central (subject- or discipline-based) Digital Repository." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eprint
I'm a student from Korea in Library of Information Science major. Now, I'm doing the research of CDRS, especially the status of CDRS of OECD countries, so I… 1473 28.10.2008 In Finland we have a national Collaborative Digital Reference Service, which is the (1.) Ask a Librarian, situated in Libraries.fi, (10.) http://www.libraries.fi/ask_librarian . It functions in (9.) three languages, Finnish, Swedish and English, of which the two first are official languages in our country. Our (2.)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. (3.-4.-5.-6.-7.) Our service in an email-service, the questioner sends his question on a webform and gets the answer in to his email within…
Which library in Helsinki's city center has the most material in English? 1458 01.10.2009 The National library of Finland has the largest collection of material in English. Undergraduate library has also quite a good English collection. Both of these are open to all the customers, you don't have to student or scholar to borrow books from them. Their material is mostly scientific. http://www.nationallibrary.fi/ http://www.helsinki.fi/opiskelijakirjasto/english/ The Helsinki city center has also city libraries, which have English material also. The largest English collection in city center is in Rikardinkatu library. Pasila's library has larger collection, but it is situated a couple of kilometers from the city center. http://www.lib.hel.fi/en-GB/rikhardinkatu/ http://www.lib.hel.fi/en-GB/pasila/ Is you are searching for music…
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, I am a student of library and information science at the HTWK, Germany and need to find information about the Lööw special… 1448 31.10.2012 Lööw-classification is a joint tool in the Northern Sami bibliography at Sami bibliographies in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia. It was developed by the Norwegian librarian Anders Lööw for the joint Saami search. Hope we'll get it in near future in internet. See here: http://www.nb.no/baser/samisk/klassifikasjon.html
What were Martin Luther's 95 indulgences? 1444 02.11.2009 I think you mean Martin Luther's 95 theses which is called the “Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences”. The theses were published in 1517 and you can read the here: http://www.conradaskland.com/blog/2008/11/martin-luthers-95-theses-in-l… Wikipedia has a nice article about the theses: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/95_Theses
Does exist a synchronous digital reference service in Italy?? Thank you. 1423 23.01.2009 You have sent your question to the "Ask a librarian" service in Finland. Here we cannot have the best possible expertise concerning libraries in Italy. That is why I recommend for you to redirect your request to some italian library. There seem to be several services of the kind "Chiedi alla tua biblioteca": http://www.segnaweb.it/disciplines/00-chiedi-lla-tua-biblioteca.html
Where can I find information about F.Hautala, painter from Vasa? I know that he has painted for a church during the 1920's. I can read in Swedish, Finnish,… 1418 11.06.2010 We searched here at the library all our sources and basicly didn't find any information about Frans Hautala (1875-1952). We found some pictures about his paintings and his birthplace, which is Töysä. He lived in Vaasa during his active painting time. If you want more information, next place to ask would be church registry office. You can also try to ask about the painter from Osthrobothnia Museums library, librarian Maria Mansner (06) 325 3804 or e-mail firstname.lastname@vaasa.fi. And third place to ask could be Kuntsi, museum of modern art, contact information in the following link http://www.kuntsi.fi/english.html
What is Ask a librarian service? what is the relevance of the service Ask a librarian? where or what source can i find information regarding Ask a librarian… 1385 26.05.2011 Ask a Librarian is the joint digital reference service of Finnish libraries. It’s situated in the site Libraries.fi, the national library portal for Finnish libraries. Libraries.fi is produced by the Central Library for Public Libraries in Finland, which is Helsinki City Library and it’s financed by the Ministry of Education. The Ask a Librarian started in the year 1999. Answers are given in three languages: Finnish, Swedish and English. Ask a Librarian has a public archive, where answers are stored and can be used by other information seekers. The archive also exists in three languages, http://www.libraries.fi/ask_l...ive.aspx . The question is sent in via a web form, the answer is delivered to the email-address given by the customer.…
Is the King Arthur real or fake? 1370 24.01.2009 King Arthur's existence is a question debated by historians. Geoffrey Monmouth's popular Historia Regum Britanniae from the 12th century is the first narrative account on Arthur's life. However, earlier mentions of him are made in some Welsh and Breton tales and poems. Good starting point for further Arthur studies are following pages http://www.arthuriana.co.uk/ and http://faculty.smu.edu/arthuriana/
Please translate the title of Ola Tungesvik´s book and also did he have any children from his first marriage? 1364 26.10.2009 Ola Tungesvik has written a book in 1997 called "Jos vain saan olla onnellinen...: tosi kertomus rakkaudesta". The title is said to be a quote of his second wife Seija dating back in 1965. Seija was describing her battle towards cancer in a TV interview. Loose translation of the title would be the following: If only I get to be happy ...: A true story about love. Ola tells in this autobiographical book about his almost magical love towards Seija. In the beginning of the book he says that he has one son from his previous marriage. The book ends with Seija's death. Gunnar Mattsson's book "Prinsessa" (Princess) from 1965 tells about the same person and was a smash hit in it's time. It seems that both Ola's and Seija's lives have been more or…
This question addresses to the webmaster. Good morning, I am trying to find a kantele music heard years ago on the internet. Timo Väänänen plays "Mid the hills… 1354 23.11.2009 The site Virtual Finland has changed and it's called thisisFinland now http://finland.fi/public/ . The links referring the the old Virtual Finland are broken. Unfortunately a great part of the old contents have disappeared. I tried to locate the Kantele recording of "Karjalan kunnailla" by Timo Väänänen on Internet, but i found only information about the records by Timo Väänänen. This piece was'nt on his reocrds. I found an older recording of the song accompanied by kantele from the 1950's in Youtube, http://www.youtube.com/, with the search Karjalan kunnailla kantele (Anna Mutanen Karjalan kunnailla). In a music store recordings of the song could be found, but not the kantele-version http://music.nokia.fi/IE/Search.aspx?titlesearch=…
Information about this service? How can we plan for new digital reference in a library? 1351 02.03.2011 You can find information on this service at http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/ask_librarian/keywordquestions.aspx?WordI… It's the archive of this service and there are answers to several similar questions than yours. Information on your second question: Ifla Digital reference guidelines http://archive.ifla.org/VII/s36/pubs/drg03.htm Overview on services in 2009 http://www.teachinglibrarian.org/weblog/2009/12/digital-reference-servi… Virtual reference best practices : tailoring services to your library by M. Kathleen Kern. Chicago : American Library Association, 2009. The virtual reference handbook : interview and information delivery techniques for the chat and e-mail environments / Diane K. Kovacs. London : Facet, 2007. At Google Books…
I am looking for a classical guitar sheet music called "scarborough fair" arranged by Ulf Brocksten , I was told that at Finland Libraries I might be… 1329 16.12.2009 Internet's Classical Guitar Forum has information about the sheet music. According to one commentor Ulf Brocken's arrangement is included in sheet music collection "GitarrPOP" collected by Ulf G. Åhslund: http://www.delcamp.net/forum/en/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=15787 Helsinki City library has the sheet music in their collection. You can order it to your nearest library, if you like. But you have the make the order through your own library. Here are the details of the sheet music from Helsinki City Library's database: http://www.helmet.fi/record=b1030410~S9*fin
My english not good and I will try to tell. There is a my homework. It is reference resources in religion studies. Can you help me. which most populer… 1326 16.10.2012 Here are some books about world religions. I hope they will be of use to you. - World religions : a historical approach / S. A. Nigosian (2008) - World religions : the illustrated guide / general editor: Michael D. Coogan (2003) - Britannica encyclopedia of world religions / [consulting editor Wendy Doniger] (2006) There is also a packege of information on the website of BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/
Where can I find an music Album named "Nostalgia" composed in 1979 by Mauri Viitala ? 1317 22.07.2010 Did you mean an album or a song named Nostalgia? The song Nostalgia is found on an album called Consolation by Enzio Forsblom. You can find the album in Helmet-library. It should be available in the library of Kauniainen. You can look it up at www.helmet.fi by using the music search and author ”Forsblom, Enzio”.
Good day ! I have a 1year work visa for Finland and am living in Hyvinkää. I would very much like to join the library to use study material for the Finnish… 1296 25.05.2009 Welcome to Finland and to the library! You can get a library card in in your nearest library, take an id-card with you. Hyvinkää libary has an application available in the Internet, but it is in Finnish, http://www.hyvinkaa.fi/Tiedostot/Kirjasto/PDF/Ilmott.lomakev2suom[1].pdf , so it might no be of any use to you. Hyvinkää main library is located at Hämeenkatu 7, 05800 HYVINKÄÄ, (hope this map opens) http://kartta.hyvinkaa.fi/hyvinkaa/map.php?x=2547438&y=6724858&px=2.0&l… . You are also welcome to use other finnish libraries, for instance the public libraries of the metropolitan area, the Helmet-libraries, see ex.g. http://www.lib.hel.fi/en-GB/ and the national library in Helsinki, http://www.nationallibrary.fi/index.html .
Do you have a persian books?? thanks.... 1269 30.06.2008 At least in the bigger public libraries of Helsinki metropolitan area there are many books in Persian language. If your local library doesn't have many books in Persian, you can ask the librarian over there if they could order some books from other libraries for you. You can browse the Persian language books in Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa public libraries by choosing the advanced search here: http://helmet.fi/search~S9/X and selecting the Persian language from the language menu. If you want to browse all the available Persian books without restricting your search in any other way, you can replace query words by typing only two asterisks ** in the search field.