|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…
|I am a librarian in Taiwan.I want to know the teens service in public library in your country. Thanks a lot.
||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
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
Exhibition space or gallery for your poems, drawings…
|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".
|Where could i find the author and title of three entries found under the subject aids?
||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…
||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!
| - 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…
||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/
|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…
||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.
|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 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/…
|How is Finnish Ask a Librarian service organized and how it functions (including technical aspects)?
||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,…
|Il ruolo della donna nel opera "Niskavuoren Heta" di Hella Wuolijoki.
||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.
|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 need to know which businesses distribute kids' DVDs to stores and public libraries in Finland, and which businesses have PayTV for kids programming in…
||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
|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…
||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
|Who replaced Caesar?
||Julius Caesar was assasinated 44 BC by a group of senators, led by Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius. Caesar's follower was his adopted heir, Octavian (or Octavius) (63 B.C.- A.D. 14), perhaps even better known for the name Augustus.
Octavian was aged only 19 at the time of Caesar's death and proved to have considerable political skills.
After Caesar's assassination, a political alliance, known as the Second Triumvirate, was formed in 43 BC by Octavian, Mark Antony and Lepidus.
The triumvirate was eventually torn apart: disagreement between Octavian and Antony erupted into civil war in 31 BC. Antony was defeated by Octavian at the naval Battle of Actium. He committed suicide, and his lover, Cleopatra, killed herself shortly…
|The difference between Medline and MedLARS
||The difference between Medline and MedLars is not very clear. Medlars (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System) is the computerised biomedical bibliographic retrieval system which was launched by the U.S. National Library of Medicine in 1964. It allows rapid access to NLM's store of biomedical information. Medlars was the first large scale, computer based, retrospective search service available to the general public. In 1971 an online version called MEDLINE ("MEDLARS Online") became available.
MEDLINE® is the best known of NLM's databases. Essentially Index Medicus online, MEDLINE enables anyone to query the NLM computer's store of journal article references on specific topics. It currently contains 9 million references going back…
|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/.
|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…
|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.…
|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…