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Has the book "Malowany ptak" by the Polish author Jerzy Kosinski been published in Finland? 130 07.05.2003 The book "Malowany ptak " by Jerzy Kosinski has been published in Finland by the name "Kirjava lintu" in 1967. This edition has been translated from the English version "The painted bird" by Asko Salokorpi.
Are the birth and death dates of the writer Kaarle August Hilden availible in some reference work? He was the author of: Palestiinassa; Matkamuistelmia. 130 31.12.2005 There is a book in Helsinki University Library: Nurmi, Jari: Karl August Hilden 1853-1924: helsinkiläinen vaikuttajapappi. 1979. This Karl Hilden was a priest and I believe and hope that he was the person you are searching.
Can you help me find an antiquarian bookstore in Finland which specializes in astronomy? I am looking for a copy of the 1952 book AVARUUDEN VALLOITUS, by Willy… 129 28.02.2002 I hope these websites will help you find the book you are looking for. http://www.antikvariat.net/ http://www.ursa.fi/english.html
Is this website built by Semantic Computing Research Group from Aalto University?Would you like give me some more information abou this website,please. 127 22.10.2018 This website isn't built by SeCo-group. The site Kirjasampo.fi, http://www.kirjasampo.fi has a semantic "inside", and has been built together with the group by Libraries.fi, https://www.libraries.fi/node/211157 Ask a Librarian is built entirely by Libraries.fi. It was published for the first time 1999 and has been active in different kinds of technical solutions ever since. The most recent update was in the end of the year 2017, when our site was moved to a Drupal site. Libraries.fi is responsible of the organisation of the answering, the contents of the archive, the site, it's development and techniques. The questions are answered in libraries. We have over 70 libraries answering in the Ask a Librarian -service. Ask a Librarian had a…
I am a French librarian. I would like to know the percentage of Finnish people visiting libraries. Thank you. 127 22.10.2003 Hi! In 2002 there were 12.76 libary visits/inhabitants and 47.02 % of inhabitants were borrowers. You'll find the statistics of Finnish libraries in this address: http://tilastot.kirjastot.fi/ (>english)
I am seeking a book written by Arvi Makkonen in 1963 titled "Moottorisahaopas". If you have this book, I would like to learn how I could borrow this book… 127 06.11.2000 "Moottorisahaopas" by Arvi Makkonen is available in the stacks of Helsinki main library.You can come to the main library or ask in the nearest library. You need a library card or if you don't have one, please take an identity card with you.
I'm woring on my thesis which is on the Hungarian translations of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. I'm looking for some material on the… 127 10.12.2003 Douglas Adams is a well known writer to us here. The Hitch-hiker's Guide is called "Linnunradan käsikirja liftareille" in finnish. The translator's name is Pekka Markkula. The names of the translations of all Adams' works can be found in the National Bibliography of Finland at http://fennica.linneanet.fi Click on the title of a book to find the name of the original work and the name of the translator. The next addresses may be of help to you in your work: http://www.locusmag.com/Links/Portal.html http://dir.lycos.com/Arts/Literature/Genres/Science_Fiction http://www.umich.edu/~umfandsf/m_links.html#fsfresearch http://sf.www.lysator.liu.se/sf_archive/sf_main.html http://contento.best.vwh.net/0start.html Good luck with your work!
I want to know the meaning and history of the Croatian girl name Vjosa 126 26.05.2004 I was consulting a native speaker and a person who is writing a dissertation on Christian names in Croatia and Bulgaria. They both said they never heard the name Vjosa and that it is not a traditional Slavic name. The one who is writing her dissertation was checking in her Christian name books (in Croatian, Slovenian, Bulgarian, Swedish, German and Finnish) and she didn´t find that name in any of those books. In southern Albania there is a river by the name Vjosa. Names of places/rivers have been quite often used as female (usually) Christian names as well. Vjosa is probably used as female name among native Albanians. It is of course possible (if not very common) that an Albanian name has been given to a Croatian girl.
Are there Quaker meetings in Helsinki and/or Roman Catholic masses? If so, when and where are they? 124 02.08.2001 About Roman Catholics in Helsinki you will find information on http://www.katt.fi/, especially "Tapahtumia" and "Basic information in English". About Quakers http://www.netlife.fi/users/antti.pelkola/kveekarit
I am Japanese, and new MFA student of KUVATAIDEAKATEMIA from this Autumn term. I am going to study Finnish by taking Finnish course in my University, but I… 123 09.09.2005 There are English courses available in Helsinki Metropolitan Area libraries. These “packages” consist of textbooks and compact discs. The loan period is 4 weeks. You can browse the material available in the address http://www.helmet.fi Select “keyword search”. Use the keywords englannin kieli kielikurssit and choose the material type compact disc. You may also contact the Language Centre of Helsinki University. They arrange English courses for foreign students. You’ll find information in the address http://www.helsinki.fi/kksc/english/foreign_students/english.html
I am trying to find if any Finnish libraries have the English magazine "The Diplomat 123 06.08.2018 Unfortunately I couldn't find The Diplomat magazine in any of the biggest libraries in Finland.  The Diplomat isn't available in helmet-, vaski-, porsse, nor helka-libraries. I also checked Frank-multisearch, and I didn't get any hits.  You can make a acquisition request here: http://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Info/Acquisition_request  
What is public library all about? The management and services? 123 09.02.2006 The public library is an institution provided usually by a state, city or municipality. Public library services are provided equally for all citizens or inhabitants of a certain area (state, city, commune etc.) regardless of age and economical, social or cultural background. The aim is to give people access to knowledge, information, education, recreation and experience by means of literature, audio- or audiovisual recordings, IT-services and different forms of personal information service. Public library services may also include occasional art exhibitions, educational presentations, musical or literary performances and so on. In practice, this means that the library users may borrow books and other material from a library or read/listen…
Could you tell me where can I get information on design, building regulations and standards, organization and functions, planning and general plans of… 123 09.12.2006 Here are some, hopefully useful, websites for you: http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/library_branch http://www.minedu.fi/OPM/Kirjastot/?lang=en http://virtual.finland.fi/netcomm/news/showarticle.asp?intNWSAID=27044
I'm a Finnish student from Spain and I found the English edition of Fred Karlsson's Finnish grammar. I know that a Spanish version was published but I can't… 122 24.10.2018 The Spanish version of Fred Karlsson's Finnish grammar is Gramática básica del finés (Suomen peruskielioppi, traducción y adaptación: Ursula Ojanen et al., Universidad Autónoma de Madrid : Siglo XXI, distr., 1991, ISBN 84-7477-306-7). The book is available in some university libraries (Helsinki, Turku, Oulu and Jyvaskylä) and as well in some public libraries. You can check the availability of the item for example in Finna https://finna.fi/ or in Frank Metasearch http://monihaku.kirjastot.fi/en/. Fennica https://fennica.linneanet.fi/vwebv/searchBasic  
Looking for a friend of mine 121 21.11.2018 Väestorekisterikeskus (Population Registry Centre) can possibly help you in locating your friend. The contact information can be found here https://vrk.fi/en/address-service  Population Register Centre P.O.Box 123 (Lintulahdenkuja 4) FI-00531 HELSINKI, Finland kirjaamo@vrk.fi (registry office) Contact information, https://vrk.fi/en/contact-information
I wonder if you could tell me what the salary of a finnish librarian is? And how are the credits of them? How is the education of becoming librarian handled? 121 24.11.2006 The average salary for a librarian in Finland is 2 046 euros/month. http://www.kuntatyonantajat.fi/index~id~3C33AE32DC744D87AB4ABC847A5C107… (Commission for Local Authority Employers) The salaries in the municipal libraries are smaller than in the scientific/research libraries. Librarians in the municipal sector earn on average 1 700 euros/month. As for the education, librarians have to have a higher university degree / master's degree. The degree can be a Master of Social Sciences or Master of Arts. Information on university education in Finland: http://www.opintoluotsi.fi/en-GB/education_in_finland/universities/ Library in its self is a highly valued service in Finland, but as a profession, librarian is not among the most admired. In…
How many of cities and libraries in Finland ? 121 15.10.2005 Please note public library statistics on the following link http://tilastot.kirjastot.fi/Default.aspx?&langId=en Statistics concerning research libraries will be found at the following link. http://yhteistilasto.lib.helsinki.fi/organization.do?action=list&organi… Early this year 2005 there was 114 cities and 432 municipalities in Finland.
Where and how I could find a ref book of deceased people,to find the date of my father departed THANKS 120 31.03.2001 Unfortunately there is neither a referencebook nor a database available, which would contain information on the deceased all over the country. What I recommend you to do is to find out the city or county where your father lived and contact the parish register office. However, if he was killed in the Second Worldwar (1939-1945) you most propably will find this information in the address http://tietokannat.mil.fi which contains the file of fallen soldiers in the war 1939-45. This database is available also in English. If you are interested in genealogic research I recommend you to check http://www.genealogia.fi , which has excellent links, too. Another useful address http://www.familysearch.org , which is run by the Church of Jesus Christ…
I need electronic copy of few pages of finnish magazines. Could you advise me library which can provide this service for me. Thank you in advance, 120 29.07.2002 Unfortunately we do not have magazines in electronic format. However, you can check the following web address to see whether the magazines you are looking for are available in any of the Helsinki City libraries: http://libpress.lib.hel.fi/search/index.asp?kieli=englanti In case you find the magazine you are looking for, you can visit the library in question and photocopy the pages you are interested in. In case you are living in another country, you should contact your local library and ask if they can make an interlibrary request for the articles you are looking for.
What do you reckon the classification systems will be like in 100 years? 119 14.02.2018 Are you asking about the classification systems in the libraries? If not, your answer is not possible to answer in any way. Even if we talk just about library classification systems, 100 years ahead is too much to predict anything. But if there are still organized collections of documents in 2118, some kind of classification is most likely still needed. Even if the libraries and the data bases are not anymore conducted by humans but by machines, there must be ways to analyze the documents according to their contents. The complexity of the data in 2118 probably means, that today's classification systems are not enough, much broader and more complex systems will be needed. To take just one example, music, which is my area of expertise, one…