|Will the web service of the Multicultural Library (MLC) be accessible again soon? Thank you.
||Hello, we used to have MCL-pages many years ago, but we no longer have them. Instead we have new pages called Info Bank which contain important information for immigrants living in Finland. The web-address is: http://www.infopankki.fi/
You may also acquaint yourself with the Multilingual library (formerly known as Multicultural Library)web-pages, which contain relevant information on how to use library services in Finland: http://www.lib.hel.fi/en-GB/monikielinenkirjasto/
Also, you can check the Helsinki Metropolitan area joint library database, which contains materials in all those languages that we have available in the HelMet-database:
|Do you have the book "Cultural Shock Finland" from Deborah Swallow? Kiitos!
||The name of the book is "Culture shock! Finland", and yes, we do have it in HelMet libraries. Please check the current availability here:
Welcome to visit any HelMet libray!
|Which library in Helsinki's city center has the most material in English?
||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.
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.
Is you are searching for music…
|Could you give me a list of relevant literature for seminar theme: Sociological aspects of suicide?
||The most famous classic about sociological aspects of suicide is Émile Durkheim's "Suicide: A Study in Sociology", which was originally published in 1897. The book is still relevant and many studies concerning suicide has Durkheim as the starting point.
Steve Taylor's "Sociology of Suicide" (Longman, 1988) and Anthony Gidden's "Sociology of Suicide: A Selection of Readings" (1971) might be also useful to you.
But I think the most convenient way to start your study is by searching from the internet. We recommend Google Scholar, which has access to many scientific databases: http://scholar.google.com/
Good keywords for your search would be: 'suicide', 'sociology', 'social', 'sociological…
|Why optical fibre discks should be keep away from magnate?
||Permanent magnets and strong electromagnets may damage data that has been recorded on the computers diskettes and on the video cassettes, because the information is on these in a magnetic form.
Source (in Finnish): http://www.edu.helsinki.fi/astel-ope/sahko/magneettinen_tiedon_tallennu…
Fiber Optic Cables are immunity to electromagnetic disturbance and its signal transmission characteristics make it the ideal support for high-speed data transmission. There occurs no electromagnetic radiation.
The light waves travel along the optical core which is made from silica, melted quartz or plastic.
Find more about the…
|Sw smaw & rsew welding process
||We are a public library and we do not have expetise concerning welding. However, below are a couple web-pages which deal with the issue. You should contact some technical school, which teaches welding techniques.
|What are the six major rivers of Finland? Thank you.
||The longest river in Finland is Kemijoki in Northern Finland (length 483 kilometers, catchment approximately 51.400 square kilometers). Other long rivers are Iijoki (330 km), Ounasjoki (298 km), Kitinen (278 km), Muonionjoki (230 km) and Luiro (227 km). Source of information: Statistical Yearbook of Finland 2000.
|Why the stars have to be so faraway?? Why my star is so untouchible?? I only want to sent him a letter with best greetings...but would i be realized wrong??…
||The stars are so far away, because the universe has developed in such a way since the Bib Bang, or because it has been created that way - depending on how you think of it. But then again, if the stars were closer, they would burn us... So, that's why the stars have to be untouchable.
Well then, if your "star" is a human being, I can't see any reason why you couldn't send him greetings in a letter. Of course it is impossible to say how he would react to your message, but at least I would be delighted to get greetings from somebody - even from a person I do not personally know. The only way to find out his reaction is to try and send him the letter you are planning.
Of course he may remain untouchable to you anyway. But even if you don't get…
|I am looking for infomation about the Finnish author Auni Nuolivaara. But I could hardly find anything in the net. She wrote the books: Paimen, piika ja emäntä…
||Unfortunately there's not much information about the author Auni Nuolivaara in English or German.
Here's some information I found from books:
Auni Elisabeth Nuolivaara was born in Korpilahti 22.5.1883 and died in Tampere 26.10.1972. Her parents were Selim Johan Evert Hirvensalo and Lydia Alexandra Dahlström. Auni was married to Armas Isak Nuolivaara.
Her studies and career:
secondary school graduation 1903
teachers' college 1905
art studies in Rome 1914 - 1915
singing studies in Geneva 1916 - 1917
elementary school teacher in Savonlinna 1905 - 1907
administrator of Keski-Savon kansanopisto (Keski-Savo folk high school) 1907 - 1914, 1918 - 1925
music teacher in Suomen nuoriso-opisto (youth college of Finland) 1923 - 1925
teacher in Oreveden…
|I am an oversea student studying in Finland. May I obtain a library card by presenting passport?
||You can obtain a library card and borrowing rights by presenting a photo-enhanced ID-card such as:
I.D. card from EU countries
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.
|1. In which places in Finland can I study as a librarian? Where I can find some information/Link? 2.In Finland are the most libary users in europe! What do you…
||1. You can study information and library studies in many places in Finland depending on the level you want to reach. You can do higher level studies in three universities: Tampere, Oulu and Åbo Academy (=Swedish speaking uviversity in Turku).Tampere University is maybe the most wellknown of these.
You can also do the business school level studies in Seinäjoki, Oulu, Vaasa, Turku and Helsinki. There are also various open university courses for basic level information studies after which you can continue your studies in the above mentioned places, but you have to pass the entrance exam. You can find the details in the following link.
2. Library is an old institution in Finland. The…
|The difference between Medline and MedLARS
||The difference between Medline and MedLars is not very clear. Medlars (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System) is the computerised biomedical bibliographic retrieval system which was launched by the U.S. National Library of Medicine in 1964. It allows rapid access to NLM's store of biomedical information. Medlars was the first large scale, computer based, retrospective search service available to the general public. In 1971 an online version called MEDLINE ("MEDLARS Online") became available.
MEDLINE® is the best known of NLM's databases. Essentially Index Medicus online, MEDLINE enables anyone to query the NLM computer's store of journal article references on specific topics. It currently contains 9 million references going back…
|What is the most widely used language in the world?
||Mandarin Chinese has about almost 1 billion speakers. After that Hindi, Arabic, English and Spanish. The order varies depending on how speakers are calculated.
|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…
||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…
|Who replaced Caesar?
||Julius Caesar was assasinated 44 BC by a group of senators, led by Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius. Caesar's follower was his adopted heir, Octavian (or Octavius) (63 B.C.- A.D. 14), perhaps even better known for the name Augustus.
Octavian was aged only 19 at the time of Caesar's death and proved to have considerable political skills.
After Caesar's assassination, a political alliance, known as the Second Triumvirate, was formed in 43 BC by Octavian, Mark Antony and Lepidus.
The triumvirate was eventually torn apart: disagreement between Octavian and Antony erupted into civil war in 31 BC. Antony was defeated by Octavian at the naval Battle of Actium. He committed suicide, and his lover, Cleopatra, killed herself shortly…
|Hallo! I'm looking for English translations of two pieces of poems by Eino Leino. Could you please help me? The poems I'm looking for are "Kun kello seisoo"…
||The poem "Kun kello seisoo" can be found in English in a sheet music "Moment musical : Heikki Sarmannon lauluja Eino Leinon runoihin". The translation of the poem is When the clock stands still by Aina Swan Cutler. The sheet music is available at HelMet-libraries http://www.helmet.fi/search~S9/X .
The verses: "Aika voitetahan joka kerta, jolloin aatos miehen mieless syttyy" are from Eino Leino's poem "Aika" (Time). It has been published e.g. in the collection called Kangastuksia. We looked up anthologies which contain English translations of Finnish poetry and searched from The database Finnish literature in translation (see below). Unfortunately, we didn't find an English version of the poem.
The database Finnish literature in…
|I'm living in Kuopio and I would like to learn Finnish language, pls let me know where I can find the course class in Kuopio.
||You can get information on Finnish courses in Kuopio on the following web pages:
(here you can also find links to online courses)
http://kansalaisopisto.kuopio.fi/fi/etusivu/ (Kuopio Community College)
Kuopio City Library also offers a wide range of Finnish language courses. You're welcome to have a look!
|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…
||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:
|Could you give me some information on the origin of the word nisu? Is it a Swedish word? When did pulla replace this word? I live in Ohio, and the Finnish…
||According to the etymological dictionary of modern Finnish language the word “nisu” has an analogue in all of the near related languages. Karelian and Estonian languages have the word “nisu” and the Veps language “ńižu”. Also the Sami language knows the word “njizzi” which is apparently derived from the same origin. The word is most likely a derivative of a word that means breast or teat (the Finnish word “nisä”). The concept of this is that the product of the teat (which is white and sweet milk) has same qualities that the mild-flavoured grain (wheat). In the Finnish literary language “nisu” has appeared since Agricola and it has been the primary designation of wheat until the 19th century.
The word “pulla” is a loan from “bulla” in the…
|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…
||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…