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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… 1011 08.09.2003 Dear Sir! 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…
Can you tell me when were the first public libraries appeared in Finland? And where they were built? Thank you. 1010 13.09.2008 Public libraries in Finland celebrated their bicentennial in 1994. The founding meeting of the Vaasa Reading Society in the Province of Ostrobothnia on the west coast of Finland took place on the 2nd of August 1794. Although the reading Society was originally meant for its members and partners, other people were also allowed to borrow books for payment. The Reading Society in Vaasa was thus both a "proprietary" and "subscription" library. (Ilkka Mäkinen: Reading Societies in Finland, in Yleiset kirjastot Suomessa. Vaasa 1994, p.104) The library of the Vaasa Reading Society can be considered to be the beginning of public libraries in Finland. The first public library in Helsinki was founded in 1819, and in Viipuri a public library was…
Does Finland have a combined gateway or umbrella association for libraries, museums and archives? Where can I find information about it? (Structure, members,… 995 17.12.2007 Finland does have portals for libraries, in english, at http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/ Museums at, but sorry, only in finnish, http://www.museot.fi/etusivu http://www.nba.fi/fi/museot Archives, also only in finnish: http://agricola.utu.fi/inst/arksind.php http://www.narc.fi/ There is no umbrellaorganization.
Can you please tell me whether you have some Moomin stories in Czech as well? e.g. Mooominland midwinter or Moominpappa's memoirs Thanx 994 13.08.2002 The following Tove Jansson’s Moomin books are available in Czech: Nevitelné díte a jiné príbehy; Pozde v listopadu; Carovná zima; Kometa; Bláznivé Léto; Tatínek píse pameti. You can check their availability status from the following address: http://www.libplussa.fi/cgi-bin/plussa?lib=H&sivu=pikahaku-en
I would like to find information on the Royal Family of Finland, like the members of the Family. 993 11.04.2002 Finland is a republic and therefore does not have a monarch but a president. Some people view the president as having a similar role in society as a king or a queen has in a monarchy. In case you are interested in the incumbent president, Tarja Halonen, and her family, you can find relevant information from the following web-site: http://www.tpk.fi/netcomm/ Finland was under Swedish rule for c. 700 years during which time the country was ruled by a monarch. In 1809 Napoleon and Tsar Alexander 1st made a deal in which Finland was taken away from Sweden and became a Grand Duchy of Tsarist Russia for a little over 100 years. From 1809 to 1917 Finland was ruled by a Russian Tsar. There was a monarchist movement right after the independence in…
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… 992 29.11.2007 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…
I am looking for some sources regarding the british, german and french visitors to Albania during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. 991 11.09.2003 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 E-mail: zana_bib@parliament.tirana.al Committee for Development and Tourism: E-mail: arskenderi@albaniaonline.com
What is the cultural capitol of Australia? 990 07.01.2004 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.
I want to know about your virtual reference service? 986 24.07.2012 Ask a Librarian is the joint digital reference service of Finnish libraries. It’s situated in the site Libraries.fi, the national library portal for Finnish libraries. Libraries.fi is produced by Helsinki City Library (National Development Unit) 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, here is the link to the english version https://www.libraries.fi/ask/search . The question is sent in via a web form, the answer is delivered to the email-address given by the customer.…
I am researching the 1934 wedding in Port Germein , South Australia, of Barbara Strachey, an English woman, to Olaf Hultin, said to be the son of the Professor… 986 04.03.2011 I am sorry to say that we could not find any direct answers to your question. Probably the wedding was not as enormous publicity event in Finland as in Australia. Some information of the father of Olaf Hultin, Arvid Hultin, we found rather easily - for instance, he was not a professor at classics, but a librarian in the University Library of Helsinki (or National Library of Finland, as it is nowadays called) and in addition a researcher of literature. It might be possible that the National Library might have some archives of their former employees and there might be more information on his descendants. The contact information of the National Library can be found here: http://www.nationallibrary.fi/infoe/contacts.html Furthermore, if the…
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… 979 05.11.2008 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.
Do you any books in arabic language 975 12.07.2011 Yes we have books in Arabic, and in Helsinki the best collection of the those you will find at the Pasila library. To see Helmet’s entire collection of Arabic material please look at the selection listed under the Helmet-link http://helmet.fi/search/X?SEARCH=**&searchscope=9&m=&l=ara&b=&Da=&Db=&S…. If you are interested only in books, use this link: http://helmet.fi/search/X?SEARCH=**&searchscope=9&m=1&l=ara&b=&Da=&Db=&…. The book collection consists of fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, dictionaries, language courses,… If you click the name of the book, you will get more information about it and see where it is located. If you want the book to be moved to your own library you…
I am an American (in New Orleans, Louisiana) considering moving out of the country and Finland is one of my top choices. What degree in Finland is required to… 973 18.11.2014 There are requirements based on the Finnish Library decree. You can find that at http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/library-branch/basic-information-about-fi…, Section 4. In nuthell, 70 per cent of the personnel should have an education suitable for library. 45 per cent should have “a university degree comprising or supplemented with higher education studies in library and information sciences of a minimum extent of 60 ECTS points” or “a polytechnic degree comprising or supplemented with higher education studies in library and information sciences of a minimum extent of 60 ECTS points”. According to KVTES (a collective agreement; http://flash.kuntatyonantajat.fi/kvtes-2014-2016/html/), a basic salary for a librarian in municipal libraries is…
Where would I find information on the Siirtolais Puutarha Alue in the city of Helsinki? 968 29.08.2001 Helsinki City has rent areas for allotment garden associations until 31.12.2026. These areas can be seen in this adress: http://www.hkr.hel.fi/viher/siirtolapuutarha.html and the contact information of the associations are here: http://www.siirtolapuutarhaliitto.fi/puutarhat.html .The union of these associations, Suomen Siirtolapuutarhaliitto ry. has also own pages: http://www.siirtolapuutarhaliitto.fi/ .Unfortunately all these sites are in Finnish language, but you can send email to Siirtolapuutarhaliitto: sgarden@siirtolapuutarhaliitto.fi and ask for more information in English.
I want to know concise history of finnish public libraries. 967 12.12.2007 The first public library in Finland was opened in 1794. Members of the Vaasa (town in Western Finland) regional court of appeal established the reading society and reading library for their own amusement, but they also lent books for money to other people in town. Since the library was open for everyone, it is fair to say that it marked the beginnings of public library work in Finland. The first so-called parish or municipal libraries were established in the 1830s and 40s. These can be seen as the genuine predecessors of the modern Finnish public library. The term ´public’ was borrowed from the United States in the beginning of the twentieth century. Finland’s geopolitical position between Sweden and Russia has influenced whole society,…
Could you please give me a brief history of the Jyväskylä Library. Thank you 964 29.10.2014 Hi Fiona, I'm afraid there is no written history of Jyväskylä City Library available in English. In our website there is a brief history written in Finnish: http://www.jyvaskyla.fi/kirjasto/erikoissivustot/historia Maybe you can translate it and find the facts you need? There is also a comprehensive study about Jyväskylä City Library available: http://www.jyvaskyla.fi/instancedata/prime_product_julkaisu/jyvaskyla/e… Please contact us for further information if needed.
I have 1 book which is overdue and have to return back to Library 10 in Helsinki. Unfortunately I wont visit Helsinki on this month and would like to return it… 960 27.06.2008 You may return the library book by mail, the address to Library 10 is: Kirjasto 10 Elielinaukio 2 G P.O. Box 4200 If the book happens to get lost in the mail, it will be your responsibility to compensate for it by paying the compensation charge ordered by the owner of the book, the city library in question. Books can also be renewed three times either at our www.helmet.fi homepage or by telephone. To renew items through the Net you need a PIN code that you can only acquire by visiting a city library in the Helsinki region. The Library 10 telephone number is 09-31085000. Renewals cannot be made if you have unpaid library fees that exceed 5€.
I am a librarian in the netherlands in Veenendaal. My daughter comes 31 august for 4 month to Jyvaskyla university for her master. Can she get a membercard of… 960 20.08.2010 Hello, your daughter can get a library card of Jyväskylä City Library, when she has come in Finland and has an address. That means: she has a home here. Tell her also to take her passport with her to get the card. It does not cost anything. A library card is a personal card and it is given to anyone on application who can provide a proof of his/her identity and address in Finland. A library card can be applied for at any of the library’s branches and the same card can be used in all of the libraries in the City of Jyväskylä and in other Aalto Libraries. An applicant under the age of 15 must have a written consent from his/her guardian. Read more: Library in English http://www.jyvaskyla.fi/kirjasto/eng http://www.jkl.fi/kirjasto/eng/using…
The difference between Medline and MedLARS 958 22.11.2011 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…
Dear Sir/Madame: I am trying to locate infomation on the Alexander Palace outside of St. Petersburg, Russia and I am experiencing a great deal of difficulty. I… 955 19.09.2001 There's a lot of information about the Alexander Palace on internet, try for example these addresses: http://www.alexanderpalace.org/ or even better you can go straight to http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/mainpage.html. http://eng.tzar.ru/alexander includes also floorplans of the palace. http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/designs/intro.html could also interest you.