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What is the best library in the Helsinki area to use if I want to sit down with my own laptop for a few hours and get some work done? I'll need internet access… 1037 14.07.2010 The wireless internet connection service named Stadinetti can be used in every city library in Helsinki. For using Stadinetti, you need a HelMet library card and PIN code. If you don’t have them, you can get them from your local library by showing your identification card (for example your passport or Finnish driving licence). It’s really hard to say which library would be the best one for you, but all the libraries have certainly space for you and your laptop and a power plug. The nearest one would be Kallio Library (http://www.lib.hel.fi/en-GB/kallio/), street address Viides linja 11 (see http://kartta.hel.fi/opas/indexen.html). Kallio Library is a big library, so there should be a lot of space. My favourite library is Pasila Library (…
Good evening, I would like to ask a question about cataloguing policy in Finnish public libraries. Is there any central cataloguing department that provides… 1035 12.04.2010 All Finnish public libraries are responsible for their own cataloguing. There is an enterprise, BTJ, http://www.btj.fi/ , who sells materials for public libraries, also cataloguing records. Thus the main part of Finnish public libraries buy cataloguing records from BTJ and fill in information in these records at their own cataloguing departements. Centralized cataloguing for public libraries does'nt exist in Finland. Finnish libraries use Finnish cataloguing rules, http://www.kansalliskirjasto.fi/kirjastoala/luettelointisaannot.html , which are based on the international cataloguing rules by IFLA http://www.ifla.org/en/cataloguing . The cataloguing rules are to be rewritten in near future on the basis of the changes in the international…
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"… 1032 25.08.2009 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…
What is ask librarian service 1031 26.03.2009 Ask a Librarian is the joint digital reference service of Finnish libraries. It’s situated in the site Libraries.fi, which is the national library portal for all Finnish libraries (public, special, university 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_librarian/archive.aspx . The question is sent in via a web form, the…
I read about the libraries at finland, and I like to tell you that I like to contact the libraries at finland, may you tell me how can i begin with you? I like… 1026 10.09.2008 There are hundreds of libraries in Finland, both public libraries and university or special libraries. The best place to start when looking for information on Finnish libraries is quite likely the web address http://www.libraries.fi/ . The web site is available in English language also. "Libraries.fi provides access to Finnish Library Net Services under one user interface. The portal serves as a starting point especially for users seeking information about libraries, culture and information services. The services are meant to be every-day tools for library workers, but they are also available for anyone co-operating with or interested in library matters." From the subpage http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/libraries/ you can find many links to…
From MIchigan USA. I am trying to locate a long lost friend who was a foreign exchange student with me way back in 1979. . I have not seen him in 23 years… 1024 04.03.2002 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 1,67 € /min + local call charge. The mailing address of Population register centre is Kellosilta 4 PL 7 00520 HELSINKI URL: http://www.vaestorekisterikeskus.fi/indexen.htm
Im starting a bar job soon and i need to learn about drinks. mainly about irsh whiskeys and differences between them. Does the library have books on them in… 1024 07.08.2008 Here are some books about whisky in English found in HelMet Web Library : Banks, Iain: Raw spirit: in search of the perfect dram (2003); McIvor, Doug: Scotch whisky: top single malts (1999); Wisniewski, Ian: The classic whisky handbook: an essential companion to the world’s finest whiskies (1998); Arthur, Helen : The single malt whisky companion: a connoisseur’s guide (1997) and Shaw, Carol P.: Whisky (1996). You can check the availability of the books in online catalogue www.helmet.fi. Good luck in your new job.
While visiting Helsinki for the first time this summer, we photographed a sign on a food stand at the market by the harbor. Could you please give us a… 1023 16.11.2009 The food stand at the Helsinki market place sells coffee, warm meat pies and donuts. There are different kinds of ‘lihapiirakka’(meat pie) and ‘munkkipossu’(donut), so the pictures on the following sites show you the most typical forms they are sold in Finland. munkkipossu or possumunkki http://www.huovisenleipomo.fi/catalog/images/possumunkki.jpg http://www.mumminpullapuoti.fi/img/kuvastot/58.jpg lihapiirakka http://www.primula.fi/uploads/pics/crop.Lihapiirakka_ryhmae.612x466.jpg http://siwa.lahikauppa.fi/client-data/recipePictures/330_Lihapiirakka.g…
I am looking for information about Finland, climate, agriculture, import or exports. 1023 13.01.2004 You will find good information about the climate in Finland from the Finnish Meteorological Institute: http://www.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/en/index.html about the agriculture from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry: http://www.mmm.fi/english/ about the trade from the Ministry of Trade and Industry: http://www.ktm.fi/index.phtml?menu_id=1&lang=3 and accurate statistical information from numerous subjects from the website of Statistics Finland: http://www.tilastokeskus.fi/index_en.html More information about Finland You will find for example from http://www.finland.fi/ There is collection of information available in English on Finland's public sector organizations and public services. Most of the information is from the online services…
Where could i find the author and title of three entries found under the subject aids? 1022 01.12.2001 You can search items in Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen city libraries' common bibliographics database Plussa http://www.libplussa.fi/#en Select the search type for subject heading and type aids. Also select display material in english. Here are some examples Duesberg, Peter: AIDS--the good news is HIV doesn't cause it. Rimer, Robert A.: HIV+--working the system. Johnson, Earvin: What you can do to avoid AIDS.
I'm a librarian of South korea. I have a plan to an overseas trip on 2012. So I would like to know the information of international conferences or symposiums… 1021 08.12.2011 We have the honour to organize the IFLA conference in the year 2012 in Finland. In this following link you will find conference information, http://conference.ifla.org/ifla78 , plus the satellite meetings of the IFLA conference, http://conference.ifla.org/ifla78/satellite-meetings . I hope you will attend!
Il ruolo della donna nel opera "Niskavuoren Heta" di Hella Wuolijoki. 1020 07.01.2005 Per quanto riguarda la sua tema (il ruolo della donna nel opera "Niskavuoren Heta" di Hella Wuolijoki) io consiglierei la ricerca di Anu Koivunen (Performative histories, foundational fictions: gender and sexuality in Niskavuori films, 2003) . In finnico c'e quella di Marja-Terttu Halpio-Huttunen (Naisen asema Hella Wuolijoen tuotannossa, Turku 1972), che è essenziale. Vale la pena di informarsi anche dalla biblioteca di universitá di Turku.
How is Finnish Ask a Librarian service organized and how it functions (including technical aspects)? 1019 19.02.2003 Ask a Librarian is a joint online reference enquiry service with a trilingual user interface. In its present form the service was started in 1999. Use of the service is free of charge. At the moment, 27 public libraries, Parliament library and Library of Statistics are available for answering questions. More libraries are expected in join in. Answers are given within 3 working days. The answer is sent to the e-mail address given by the customer in the question form. 2569 answers were given in 2002 and 2647 in 2001, with very positive feedback from users. Most of the answers are stored in a public archive. In the archive the answers can be searched by free-text, date or keywords. All public answers are stored in the The Finnish archive,…
Do you have audiobooks in the library? To learn languages, Spanish and Finnish? 1019 08.08.2008 You find plenty of finnish and spanish audiobooks in HelMet-libraries. You can do advanced search in http://www.helmet.fi/ with finnish keyword ÄÄNIKIRJAT. Then you choose CD as material type and the language you want. I hope you find interesting and amusing audiobooks wich help you to learn new languages.
I am a librarian in Taiwan.I want to know the teens service in public library in your country. Thanks a lot. 1012 15.06.2010 You can borrow books and different items. You can read, do your homework or listen to music or audio books. You can use the computers to surf the net or to play games. There are also board games and toys in some libraries. The library is a very good place to meet your friends, too. Helsinki City Library Bookster http://www.lib.hel.fi/en-GB/children/spending_time/ In summer time there is mobile library called "Kesädösä", where you can borrow among others outdoor sports equipment. http://nk.hel.fi/kesastadi/?sivu=kesatp-kesadosa Book review services: For excample Tampere City Library Send your Poem to Library Send a Book Review to Library http://www.tampere.fi/kirjasto/kissa/english.htm Exhibition space or gallery for your poems, drawings…
I am looking for some information about the bookstore of anni Liljefors in Abo/Turku round 1900.Did she have a business relation with Forlag Hans A.Hanson in… 1004 28.04.2009 The only thing we were able to find out about the bookstore of Anni Liljefors was the name and the phone number of the bookstore in the telephone directory of the year 1905. It sold at least school books (Skolbokshandeln / Koulukirjakauppa). So we can verify that the bookstore existed but no other information was found.
- I attended the IFLA conference in August and visited the Rikhardinkatu library where they had a fine collection of Artist's books - RikArt. I am trying to… 1002 19.12.2012 If you have had trouble accessing the page, it is because the website RikArt is under construction. It will be finilized in the beginning of next year. However, you can access it here: http://www.rikart.fi/
Can I have a list music CDs in Helsinki main (or other in other libraries as well) which are related with Cuban (Cuba) music? In which library and where in… 1002 02.12.2002 You will find our bibliographic database at http://www.libplussa.fi/#en . Go to the "Basic search" . Choose "Subject heading or class" and type "Kuuba" as search word. In the menu "Display All kinds of items" choose "Only CDs". Search. (Unfortunately you have to use subject headings in Finnish, because our bibliographic records are in Finnish. If you choose title search you can also type Cuba# in English - note the truncation mark - but in that case you will get less references and not all of them are necessarily relevant.) In the database you will also see the availability of the CDs in different libraries. The largest music collections in general are at Pasila Music Station, Töölö, Itäkeskus and Kallio libraries.
Can you tell me the best way to locate someones address and telephone number in the Helsinki area please? Is the telephone book available on the internet? 1002 23.03.2005 The address of every person living officially in Finland is available in Väestörekisterikeskus (Population Register Centre). You can make inquiries in english by telephone or by mail. The Population Register Centre has an Internet-service also, but unfortunately only in Finnish and Swedish. Contact information: tel. 0600 0 1000, e-mail address helsingin.maistraatti@eslh.intermin.fi, telephone +358 9 695 441 (exchange), postal address: P.O.Box 309, FI-00181 Helsinki, FINLAND More information about how to make inquiries, see Population Register Centre, Address Service, http://www.vaestorekisterikeskus.fi/en/addressservice .
I need to know which businesses distribute kids' DVDs to stores and public libraries in Finland, and which businesses have PayTV for kids programming in… 999 08.06.2009 I assume that the enquirer is not asking for retail shops where private persons purchase their dvd’s. Public libraries buy their dvd’s mostly from the following importers and wholesalers: - BTJ Finland Oy, http://www.btj.fi/ (in Finnish and in Swedish; e-mail asiakaspalvelu(at)btj.fi ) - Oy Tibo-Trading Ab, http://www.tibo.net/?l=en - Oy Kielipalvelu, e-mail tilaukset(at)kielipalvelu.com - AV-palvelu, http://www.avpalvelut.fi/ (in Finnish, e-mail avpalvelut(at)avpalvelut.fi), - Kaleva Telemarketing, e-mail kaleva(at)kotiposti.net - Futurefilm, http://www.futurefilm.fi/index.php (in Finnish, e-mail tilaukset(at)futurefilm.fi As to dvd stores, you can ask some of them about their importers: - Anttila, http://www.anttila.fi/in_brief.html -…