|Why the coffee taste is bitter?
||There is a good explanation, why the coffee taste is bitter, on this web page: http://www.coffeeresearch.org/science/bittermain.htm.
|Cual es la flor autentica de groenlandia
||El origen de las flores de Groenlandia es generalmente Europa, pero la flor nacional de Groenlandia, Niviarsiaq (Chamaenerion latifolium), origenates de America del Norte.
La flora de Groenlandia es del mismo tipo que la flora en la zona arctica.
|Dear friends, would you, please, help me to find out any Master of Divinity level program in any of the Finnish seminaries or universities that would be needed…
||The Faculty of Theology at University of Helsinki provides higher education in theology. Besides the University of Helsinki, there are only two institutions of higher education in Finland where theology can be studied: the Swedish-speaking Faculty of Theology at Åbo Akademi University in Turku, and at the University of Joensuu in Eastern Finland.
In order to study theology you should contact University of Helsinki and from there you can get information if it is possible to study from abroad. The Faculty has good contacts with theological faculties in Scandinavia, the Baltic States, Western Europe and North America. Contact Information is Faculty of Theology P.O.Box 33 (Aleksanterinkatu 7) FIN-00014 University of Helsinki Finland. The…
|Could you tell me the main area of the books in different libraries, for instance, library 10 is for music and ...? I would like to search books in language …
||I am not sure if I fully understand your question.
You are right, Library 10 is the library that has the largest collections of music, but they also have some books, especially on IT and travelling.
In every other library in the Metropolitan area there are books on languages and arts, and also some encyclopedias. The largest collections of arts books are probably at Rikhardinkatu Library
Pasila library is the Main library of Helsinki City Library, so there are the best collections of reference books like encyclopedias. They also have a multiligual library with books in about 70 languages, and a lot of books for learning different languiages.
|What were the cultural and historical influences on itailan opera around 1700-1800?
||Töölö Library Music Department/Helsinki 30.3.04
All opera stems from Italy - and according to this fact there is a vast variety of books and writings. Your question is very interesting and challenging and I try to give you some ideas where to find the information for your study and also I can outline some characteristics of Italian opera which I found when I looked up to answer your question.
I have mainly used these two:
1) The New Grove Dictionary of Opera. Volume 2.
(searchword is "Italy" and you can find very accurate and meticulous articles on different centuries in Italian opera)
-usually this encyclopedia is in bigger libraries which have separate music departments.
2) Digital database in the web:
|I'd like to know about the Irish great famine in the 1840s. Also, I want to know about the causes and symptoms of potato blight.
||The great famine of Ireland took place in 1845-1849, and it is said that about a million people died of hunger during those years. In the early 1840's around a third of Irish people depended on the potato as their main source of food, and thus the destruction of the potato harvest because of potato blight in 1845 launched a catastrophe.
More information about the famine:
Potato blight is a potato disease caused by a fungus. Its origins are in America, from where it spread to Europe by a shipment of seed potatoes destined for Belgian farmers in 1845. Potato blight first affects the leaves and later the actual…
|What is Finland's motto?
||Do you mean the competition "A motto for Europe", which was arranged by French journal Ouest France? Finland's suggestion was "Perheenä Eurooppa - kotina maailma". In English: Our family is Europe - our home is the world. Finland as a country has no official motto. Sometimes we use three words beginning with S :"Sisu, Sauna and Sibelius" . Sisu is hard to translate, it is something like courage and perseverance, sauna is the Finnish bath and Sibelius is the famous Finnish composer. But this saying is informal!
|Would you please recommend an English translation of the Kalevala I could obtain in the US?
||Please contact the Library of Congress (adress=http://marvel.loc.gov/ ). There You can find at least this edition of the English translation of Kalevala:
The Kalevala : an epic poem after oral tradition / by Elias Lönnrot ;... LC Control Number: 89179615
Type of Material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
Brief Description: [Kalevala. English.]
The Kalevala : an epic poem after oral tradition / by Elias Lönnrot ; translated from the Finnish with an introduction and notes by Keith Bosley ; and a foreword by Albert B. Lord.Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.lvi, 679 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
|Where can I find military archives for Vora? Thank you.
||If you are looking for data from Finnish military archives, the correct starting point is Finnish National Archives.
By contacting National Archives with your family's names and other details known, we bet that you can get more information and maybe other sources as well.
Vora communal information (english version via Google Translate):
|Can you please tell how i find a friend of mine living in oulu. But I have lost their address.
||The address of every person living officially in Finland is available in
Väestörekisterikeskus (Population Register Centre)
The telephone number is 0600 0 1000
and a call costs 9,95 mk/min + local call charge.
The mailing address of Population register centre is
|I am looking for information about a specific activity within the Nordic Countries social security system. Some of these countries send their senior citizen to…
||In Finland there are certain links of our social security system for the seniors:
(not in english, sw, fin)
2. Nordic countries
(of Nordic countries, publications in electronic form)
|I would like to know if you have some document (reports, statisticals, proceedings, etc.) about your Ask a Librarian.
||Some basic information about Ask a Librarian is published on our site, http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/ask_librarian/about/ and in the Libraries.fi Library Branch-channel, Articles, papers, presentations, travel reports under the heading Libraries.fi, http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/library_branch/articles/ . There are also answers about the service in the archive, http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/ask_librarian/archive.aspx search with keyword Ask a Librarian.
|I would like to get a job in a library but i don't know where to ask for. I am a foreigner and don't know finnish language. I would very much appreciate if you…
Unfortunately it`s very difficult to to get a job in a library in Finland if you don`t know finnish, even if you have education as an librarian. If you are e.g native english speaker, there are of course some possibilities to work in certain organizations or communities without knowing finnish. You could ask more at your nearest employment office.
|In june 2002 the Hanasaari Cultural Centre and the Helsinki City Library organized a conference titled A Space for the Future - Library Buildings in the 21st…
||You can find the programme and most of the proceedings in the conference webpages, published in the new webpages of Helsinki City library, http://www.lib.hel.fi/Page/73a56460-0868-4da8-a666-2866bcc2cd7b.aspx . I wonder if you are familiar with the material of the IFLA satellite meeting in Järvenpää, Finland in th year 2005? The proceedings can be found here, http://www.fla.fi/PHYSICALvsVIRTUAL05/ .
|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…
|What should be the temperature in the library to be maintained? we are from Baguio City and we are using a dehumidifier..
||The site of the National Board of Antiquities gives information for care for old books (in Finnish): the temperature should be 17-18 degrees (Celsius) and humidity 50%.
The site of the american Northeast Document Conservation Center states, that authorities disagree on this matter, but that the most frequent recommendation a stable temperature no higher than 70°F (21 degrees Celsius) and a stable relative humidity between a minimum of 30% and a maximum of 50%.
The library of Congress has information about preserving books on their pages,
See also AIC pages
|Please could you tell me whether there are English books, fiction and drama, to loan in the library at Sello? If not, could you please let me know if there is…
||We have some dramatic literature in English (especially classic plays by Shakespeare and others) at the Sello library, plus, of course, lots of non-dramatic fiction in English language.
For a complete list of drama available in the Helsinki region public libraries, you can use the English-language HelMet Web Library at http://www.helmet.fi/search~S9/X . Choose "Other searches", select from the search menu: "Espoo class" and then type into the search box the library class for English-language plays: "5.3". Or you could use this direct link http://www.helmet.fi/search/?searchtype=e&searcharg=5.3&searchscope=4&S…
You could also use the advanced search option, use a keyword *näytelmät" (meaning plays and drama in Finnish) and…
|Which library has the most comprehensive collection of books in English for children and teenagers? We live in the greater Helsinki area (i.e. Tapiola, Espoo)…
||Vastaan helpomman mukaan suomen kielellä, kun kysymyksetkin olivat myös suomeksi.
Suurimmat englanninkieliset lasten- ja nuortenkirjakokoelmat pääkaupunkiseudulla ovat Sellon ja Tapiolan kirjastoissa Espoossa ja Pasilan kirjastossa Helsingissä.
|Could you refer me to a place that would give information on family in Jurva,Vassalaami,Finland?
||Star with www.genealogy.org, a finnish genealogy site where you can find practically every tool for searching, even search in the church records yourself. One of the most useful sites is:
that can help you to get started. There you can also find the contact information of eg provincial archives that you directly can contact and ask questions.
The Finnish Institute if Migration (http://www.utu.fi/erill/instmigr/index_e.htm) has a searchable database as well.
This was just briefly - but feel free to ask us more if you think we can help you!
Vaasan City Library Regional Library
|I am a kantele player/song writer in the United States. Can you tell me where I can find Finnish folk tunes and songs that are in the public domain? I would…
||In virtual Finland Websites Anneli Asplund has written a page The Kantele - Finland's national instrument http://virtual.finland.fi/finfo/english/kantele.html . There you can listen to the famous kantele player Timo Väänänen playing the kantele as Realaudio. He is playing Mid the Hills of Karelia and The Governor's Polska, which are traditional finnish folk songs.
There are also a list of recorded kantele music on CD. It is possible to make a distant loan request for these CDs through your nearest library.
For folk tunes and songs, you can also ask Folk Arts Centre. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or Suomalaisen kirjallisuuden seura, i.e. Association for Finnish literature, email@example.com
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