|I am a japanese student. I bought the book "suomea suomeksi" to study suomi. If it is possible , I want to join a suomi class where they use this textbook. If…
||Adult Education Centre in Jyväskylä (in the City Library building, Vapaudenkatu 39-41) has Finnish for foreigners courses. I am not sure if they have courses in the summertime, but they will have next autumn (enrolment in August). Last semester they used a book called Hyvin menee, but the book for the next semester has not been decided.
Adult Education Centre: http://www.jyvaskyla.fi/kansalaisopisto/inenglish
University Language Centre has also Finnish courses for students: https://kielikeskus.jyu.fi/opetus/suomi-toisena-ja-vieraana-kielena/en/…
|I'm a librarian and here our field called "Library and Information Sciences" I wanna know what do you call the field especially in universities of Finland…
||At the moment you can be qualified as an librarian in Finland both in some universities and in some unversities of applied sciences.
In the University of Tampere the programme is called Information Studies and Interactive Media:
In the University of Oulu the programme is called Information Studies:
In Seinäjoki, Turku and Oulu Universities of Applied Sciences the programme is called Programme in Library and Information Services:
|I'm interested in learning about the classification system used in your library
||You do not specify the library whose classification system you would like to know about. Do you mean the classification systems in Finnish libraries in general?
There are several classification systems used in different libraries in Finland. First of all, to get a general idea about the Finnish library system, please have a look at http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/ , where you will find access to basically every library in Finland, along with their web OPACs (open public access catalogues).
Roughly, one could say that the public libraries here use the Finnish Public Libraries Classification System (PLC) and the scientific and university libraries use the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC). This would nevertheless give an oversimplified…
|Writing this message I'd like to ask is there any possibility to make EVS in Finnish libraries for a Turkish MLIS student who is working as a school librarian…
||In Finnish libraries, there are only few volunteers, and it’s usually necessary that they can speak Finnish. I don’t know if there have been any EVS volunteers in Finnish libraries, but you are free to try by contacting libraries. Each library has its own volunteering policy, so you should send email those libraries you are interested in. You can find contact information for Finnish libraries at http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/libraries/.
|How can I buy an ipad in finland or delivered to finland?
||According to IT news sources Apple iPads won't be available in Finnish stores until August or later this year. Some Finnish customers have bought iPads from abroad. However, the product availability even in the US stores, or in other countries, has been quite limited because of supply shortage. Bloomber Businessweek says that "the shortage may stem from difficulty in getting enough of the touch screens used in the tablet computer".
|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 have to write an extended essay. My chosen theme is: "How the online librarys reference desks work all around the world?" I would like to ask you a favour…
||First some facts about the Ask a librarian, http://www.libraries.fi/ask_librarian/ . It is the joint online reference inquiry service of the Finnish libraries. This means that the questions are answered in many libraries in the whole country. There is a list containing the participating libraries in our service, http://www.libraries.fi/ask_librarian/libraries/ . We provide service in three languages: finnish, swedish and english. There is also a more simple question form for children in finnish and swedish.
1) The most often asked questions.
I’m afraid there is no fresh study about the contence of the questions. There is one student who is planning to make a study about the reference questions sent to our service, but I’m afraid that she…
|I would like to know how many libraries are in Finland: public libraries, university libraries, school libraries and government libraries. Thank you
||In 2002 there were 1178 public libraries in Finland of which 431 were main libraries, 463 branch libraries, 92 hospital libraries and 192 mobile libraries.
According to the "Guide to the Scientific Libraries in Finland" there are 846 scientific libraries in Finland. You can visit library-webpages via Gateway to Finnish Research Libraries. (e. g university libraries and special libraries are listed separately)
All names of scientific libraries are listed behind the link "Guide to the Scientific Libraries in Finland". Just click "search".
There is no statistical information available about schoollibraries in Finland. In 2000 there were 3 986 comprehensie…
|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 looking for some sources regarding the british, german and french visitors to Albania during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
||Unfortunately we do not have the information you are looking for. However, below are a couple of potentially useful e-mail addresses in Albania.
Parliamentary Library of Albania
Committee for Development and Tourism:
|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:
http://www.puijola.net/kompassi/en/ (Kuopio Multicultural Center)
(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!
|What are the international reculations of using the acamidec resources of Finland while studying in EU/Overseas? What do you recommend for the library to visit…
||I'm afraid I don't quite understand your question. What exactly do you mean by "academic resources" and "regulations"? If you mean the library collections of the Finnish university libraries and the right to use them, so basically they are open for everybody and it is also possible to request interlibrary loans from their collections, even to be sent abroad.
If you are staying in Finland, there are many libraries worth visiting. Depending on your special interests, I would recommend e.g. the following:
You will find the contact information of all Finnish libraries at http://www.…
|Lake victoria special arts foundation,kenya wants to know organisation s in finlands that work in disabilty of children,mental health disabilties and can net…
||Lake Victoria Special Arts Foundation is asking net partners to foundation. The quality of art education have been improving and art activities have increased (art exhibitions and so on) among people with learning disabilities during last years.
Kettuki Art Centre is Finland’s nationwide art centre for people with learning disabilities. It began its operations in May 2006.
Tasks of the Kettuki Art Centre:
-organizing art exhibitions
-compiling a databank
-providing information on projects and activities in the field
-acquiring and maintaining its own art collection
-maintaining a network
-training and consulting
-producing publications and education material
-providing expertise and serving as an interest group
-cooperation with the art…
|I'm researching library in Finland. I have two questions. Question 1: When and where the first library was established in Finland? One source says that …
||Both answers are correct in a way. In 1794, the first "public" library, Vaasan lukukirjasto, the Vaasa Reading Society, was founded. "Although the Reading Society was originally meant for its members or partners, other people were also allowed to borrow books for payment. The Reading Society in Vaasa was thus both a “proprietary” and “subscription” library. It is a rather new idea to consider the Vaasa Reading Society to be the beginning of public libraries in Finland. It is usually thought that libraries which provided reading for the Finnish-speaking less-educated majority were the predecessors of public libraries in Finland. However, reading societies at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries, which were an undertaking…
|Hyva paivaa! I've noticed that you hold a copy of a video of Kalevi Aho's opera AVAIN. Could you please tell me where did you get it and how can I buy a copy…
You asked about a video recording of Kalevi Aho's opera "Avain". It is a recording that was made in Savonlinna Opera festival in year 1986 by Finnish broadcasting company, Yleisradio (YLE). YLE Export Department has a special service for libraries and educational institutions called "YLE Tallennemyynti" which produces video and audio cassettes of Yleisradio's TV and radio programmes. Since this service is not commercial and is aimed to serve the above mentioned institutions, I would suggest that You read more about its operation from the english pages of Yleisradio: http://www.yle.fi/tallennemyynti/
Please note that you can choose the language of the pages by clicking "In English". While there are restrictions for private…
|Does Finland have a combined gateway or umbrella association for libraries, museums and archives? Where can I find information about it? (Structure, members,…
||Finland does have portals for libraries, in english, at
Museums at, but sorry, only in finnish,
Archives, also only in finnish:
There is no umbrellaorganization.
|What is the cultural capitol of Australia?
||I think it´s a matter of taste. I have understood that there is a everlasting battle between Melbourne and Sydney. To my mind it´s probably Melbourne.
|How do people in remote areas get books?
||People in remote areas get books by lending them in Bookbuses or Mobile libraries.
I got the question to here Rovaniemi, Northern Finland. But the same is in the remote places in Eastern Finland or Ostrobothnia.
There are bookbuses in 12 municipalicities from 21municipalities in Lapland and two bookbuses, which are common with many communities also in Sweden and Norway.
“Collaboration with the neighbouring area also involves the activities of two mobile libraries: the Muonio mobile library runs in four municipalities in Finland, in Sweden and Norway and the Karasjoki mobile library in three…
|I work in a large urban library system and am interested in planning services and programs for older adults (55+). I am especially interested in finding out…
||As much as I know so far there hasn’t been any real game days for older adults organized in Helsinki city libraries. What has been organized already for long in several libraries is computer classes. Most participants belong to group 55+. Other programs mostly for elderly people are reading groups and crossword groups. Also meetings with writers in libraries are popular among older adults. There is a group called ‘Senior group’ in Helsinki city library. The group consists of librarians and is working on developing library services for elderly people. The group is keeping a website where information about services and happenings for elderly people is collected.
|I`m a student who studying in library Science. I`m interested in Ask A Librarian and also CDRS (Cooperative Digital Reference Service). so can I ask you some…
||Information about Ask a Librarian can be found for instance in our Archive, by klicking the word Ask a Librarian in our keyword list, on this page below http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/ask_librarian/archive.aspx . Also in the Library branch, http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/library_branch/articles/ , section we have some information about the Ask a Librarian (powerpoint) under the heading Libraries.fi, http://www.kirjastot.fi/File/bd634b74-8fd1-4cf5-ba46-e83d0d42fa2b/Ask%2… .
The Archive is an important part of our service. We store all such answers in the archive which include information that could be of interest to other information seekers. Answers concerning personal matters or personal information are'nt published in the public part of…