|Please could you write me, if there, in Finland does exist some association (or only a group of people), which could serve as Friends of library(ies) and…
||One such association was founded in Käpylä, Helsinki in June 5th 2002 to protect the Käpylä branch of Helsinki City Library which then was threathened to be closed down along with several other small branch libraries in Helsinki.
Local movements in different parts of Helsinki soon reacted against the threat of their local libraries to be closed. In the end, none of the libraries was closed but were given diminished opening hours.
The local library association in Käpylä, Käpylän aluekirjastoyhdistys, is still active and co-operates with the library staff to arrange special events, such as literary evenings, and to develop the services of their local library.
|We currently make inquiries on subscription fees in public libraries. Could you please send us, by mail, the registration and special fees for borrowing…
||In Finland registering for a public library card and borrowing materials from public libraries is free of charge. This is stated in the Library Act and Library Decree.
You can find more information about the Finnish library system here: http://www.minedu.fi/minedu/culture/library/public_libraries.html. Some of the information is also in French.
|Which countries have the biggest number of Nobel Prize winners in literature fields.
||The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to 105 persons between 1901-2008. The countries who have most Nobel Prize in Literature laureates are:
1. France (13)
2. United States (12)
3. United Kingdom (9)
4. Germany (8)
5. Italy (6)
7. Poland (5)
9. Ireland (4)
South Africa (2)
21 countries have one Nobel Prize in Literature laureate.
More detailed information:
|I would like to know about the Lucifer Effect.
||The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil (Random House, 2007) is a book written by Philip Zimbardo. In this book he offers a psychological account of how ordinary people sometimes turn evil and commit unspeakable acts.
For further details, see:
|I am a librarian in the USA and would like your assistance. I am looking for a Finnish citizen who used to live at an address in Helsinki. Is there a reference…
I checked the name of the person whom you asked in your query and could not find him on the Helsinki telephone catalogue. In Finland people who move should inform their new address to a local magistrate that keeps a register. The Helsinki magistrate's contact info is:
Albertinkatu 25, P.O. Box 309, 00181 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 695 441
Telefax +358 9 6954 4330
You can also contact Directory Assistance at +358 100 13 or +358 118. This service has all the telephone and mobile phone numbers throughout Finland and it is available 24 hours.
|I'm trying to find some peruvian litterature. Could you tell me if you have books of Cesar Vallejo? I would appreciate it very much.
||There are a few of books by Cesar Vallejo availlable in Helmet-libraries i.e. in Helsinki Metropolitan Area libraries.
The titles and availability you'll find here:
"Obra poética completa" is availble in Kirjasto Omena in Espoo
"Poemas en prosa ; Poemas humanos ; España, aparta de mí este cáliz" is in Töölö Library in Helsinki.
"Poemas humanos" is on shelf both in Itäkeskus Library in Helsinki and Sello Library in Espoo.
"El tungsteno ; Paco Yunque" is on shelf both in Rikhardinkatu Library in Helsinki and Tikkurila Library in Vantaa.
An English translation "Spain, take this chalice from me" and other poems" belongs to the collection of Sello Library, but is checked out at the moment.
|I am writing an academic article about public libraries and I need to send out my online questionnaires to Finnish public librarians. Who should I contact or…
||There are several possibilities where to send your online questionnaires, depending on the nature of your survey. You have to decide to whom you want to send your questionnaires. You could think about whether you would like to send the questionnaires for the library administration (library directors etc.) or individual librarians. It could also be useful to think which libraries you want to include. The provincial libraries are the libraries that are in charge of the public library service in their regions. In addition to them, there are several smaller libraries and branch libraries.
Frank Metasearch -site includes a list of all Finnish public libraries and provincial libraries: http://monihaku.kirjastot.fi/en/. After deciding which…
|I would like to know how to make toothpaste.
||Here are a couple of web sites where you can read how toothpaste is made:
|For my masters dissertation I am researching into how Public Libraries classify adult fiction books.I would be interested to know how Finnish libraries…
Finnish public libraries use genres when classifying adult fiction. Most used way is to separate few well known genres from the fiction stock. In Kallio branchlibrary we have separated crime (detective novels), horror, science fiction, fantasy, romance, war, humor and hunting (fishing & hunting)novels. Rest of the books are normally on the self, and e. g. translated literature and finnish literature are on the same shelf. Some libraries might use more genres e.g. Kuhmo library. It´s not common to classify the whole fiction stock.
Content description and subject indexing of novels helps in fiction retrieval.
I couldn`t find scientific material in english.
Here in one web-dissertation. It is in finnish, but there is an english…
|Does Eddie Cooley`s song Fever have finnish lyrics? I mean, has anyone translate this song lyrics into finnish language? If somebody has, where can i find this…
||Kari Tuomisaari has written the Finnish lyrics to the song. The Finnish version is called "Kuume". The most famous interpretation of the song is Laila Kinnunen's version from 1959. Many artists have recorded the song afterwards.
|How can I book a meeting room in Kirjasto 10. now I see only possibility to book computer. I need to book room 40. Thanks. Regards, Seema
||You can book a meeting room via "Book a computer or a workplace" -service. Select the library, click "Worksplace" and You can choose a room to book.
|Is it possible to lend German kids' books from the Myyrmäki library in Vantaa? Can I somewhere lookup and order books, so that I could collect them there?
||Myyrmäki library is part of HelMet-libraries which consist of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen city libraries. The entire library catalogue is available for everyone who has the HelMet-library card. You can search the library catalogue at HelMet web library: www.helmet.fi (available in English)
Here are some guidelines on how to search for german children's books at HelMet:
How to search for books that are suitable for little children (for example picture books):
1. Go to the tab "Kids and teens"
2. Write kuvakirjat (=picture books) to the search bar
3. Click the "Advanced search" -button
4. choose the following: material type: book, language: german
5. Click Go
This search shows you all HelMet libraries' german children's picture…
|Could you provide me with statistics for the number of enquiries handled by the Helsinki Public Library for the years 2001, 2002, 2003?
||Statistics for the number of enquiries handled by the Helsinki City Library for the years 2001, 2002, 2003:
2001: 1 164 629 (3666)
2002: 1 054 046 (5329)
2003: 748 601 (9618)
Parenthetic figures indicate the number of enquiries handled via the Internet.
|I need a web site that i can ask for the answers to hink pinks.
||Hink pinks are riddles. The answers to the riddles are words that rhyme with each other and contain the same amount of syllables. Hink pinks have 1 syllable answers. A hinky pinky has 2 syllable answers. A hinkity pinkty has 3 syllable answers.
From these links you can find more information about hink pinks. http://www.uen.org/utahlink/activities/view_activity.cgi?activity_id=59…
|I would like to begin to learn Finnish. Can you give me information about it, please? Thanks!
||From HelMet library you can find a lot of books, CDs and CD-ROMs on Finnish, just type in search field Finnish on http://www.helmet.fi/en-US -site. Also e.g. Adult Education Institute of Vantaa offers courses on Finnish, please look http://www.finnishcourses.fi/ , or you can find Finnish courses on the Internet, http://www.infopankki.fi/en-gb/finnish_on_the_internet/ .
Enjoy yourself learning Finnish!
|Can you give me the geogrphical locations of the products like minerals, coal etc. in China?
||Here are some links to the geographical locations of China’s geology and mineral resources.
If you want or need more information about the subject, feel free to ask.
|Does espoon keskus library has free wifi for visitors?
||You can use public Wi-Fi / WLAN in all Espoo city libraries, including the Entresse Library in the Espoo Centre.
Of the available wireless networks choose Espoo_asiakas. No password needed. Just click OK on the webpage you get in a web browser, and you should be online.
|How are organized the visits and the training on databases for students in finnish university libraries ?
||University of Helsinki Undergraduate library would be an expert to answer your question. http://www.opiskelijakirjasto.lib.helsinki.fi/ugl/index.htm Ask A Librarian - The Online Reference Enquiry Service of Finnish Libraries is produced mostly by Finnish public libraries. Unfortunally Undergraduate library doesn't take part to this ask a librarian service.
In the undergraduate library web page there is an library tutorial also in english, so library is teaching information retrieval skills for students very well. http://www.opiskelijakirjasto.lib.helsinki.fi/ugl/index.htm The tutorial is a part of the Academic Information Skills Project at the City Campus
In order to get more information please contact the Undergraduate library. Contact…
|I would like to find information about the history of Esplanadi (Helsinki)
||There seems to be only one book in English about Esplanadi: "The Esplanade during the 19th century--Helsinki" by Henrik Lilius, 1984 (ISBN 87-85176-20-6). This work is primarily a pictorial production. It has color reproductions of original tinted project plans and black & white reproductions of original monocrome project plans. The photographs show what form the Esplanade did in fact take during the 19th century. The following address http://www.hel.fi/tourism/html/english/artikkelit/artikkelit/esplanadi… has an article about Esplanadi as well.
|I am working on an extended essay for my high school and would like to base it on the Finnish revolution (where it was freed from Russia). I am also…
||I recommend these web sites for you:
History of Finland
This site is part of Virtual Finland, which is produced by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland.
A Web History of Finland
by Pasi Kuoppamäki
Suomi 80 : Itsenäistymisen vuodet 1917-1918
This site is maintained by Department of History at University of Tampere
Suomen historian kronologia
Vuoden 1918 sota
These two sites above are part of the Project Agricola, which is
produced by Finnish universities, archives, societies, museums and…