|Good evening, can you tell me something about the organization of the adult's and childern' department of the Helsinki City Library? (how many staff, books,…
||The Helsinki City Library doesn’t have separate departments for adults and children on the organization-level of the whole library. We have 36 libraries and 2 mobile libraries (see, http://www.lib.hel.fi/en-GB/organisaatio/ ), separate chlidren’s departments exist in the main library (Pasila) and our biggest branch libraries (Itäkeskus, Kallio, Rikhardinkatu, Töölö and Vuosisaari) and they are run on the library level. Also one of the book mobiles concentrates in children’s material and services. For further information, you can find contact information here, http://www.libraries.fi/en-gb/Kirjastot/Kunnankirjasto.aspx?municipalit… . The amount of personnel working with children’s services is thus quite difficult to say.
You can find…
|Do you have any books or journals that have information on aids in Kenya or people leaving with aids in Kenya?
||Tampere City Library has limited resources to acquire medical literature in English, so we have only general books on aids in our collection.
Tampere University Library - http://www.uta.fi/laitokset/kirjasto/lib/ -has better book and journal collections in both medical and sociological fields.
Here are some book names You can ask from the Tampere University Library :
Author : Odiwuor, Wycliffe Humphrey
Title: HIV/AIDS and primary education in Kenya : effects and strategies
Stockholm : Stockholm University, 2000
Author Odiwuor, Wycliffe Humphrey
Title: The impact of HIV/AIDS on primary education : a case on selected districts of Kenya
Stockholm : Stockholm University, 2000
They also have several different databases You can use at that…
|Do you have study book about sokkopingis (sports game for visually impaired and blind)? Book I'm looking for maybe in finnish.
||There is a book name Sokkopingis / Merja Jämsäläinen, Jaakko Tiittanen ; [julkaisija: Näkövammaisten keskusliitto, 2004].
The book is located in the following libraries:
Turun yliopiston kirjasto
Turku kauppakorkeakoulun kirjasto
Oulun yliopiston kirjasto
Jyväskylän yliopiston kirjasto
Frank Multisearch http://monihaku.kirjastot.fi/en/
You can ask interlibrary loan request in your library.
International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Showdown rules
(Kansainväisen Näkövammaisten Urheilujärjestön sokkopingissäännöt)
|Where may I find an "Ask a librarian" website for most of the EU countries in a language I speak ? (french, english, spanish). Thank you for any help you may…
||I found a list which is for libraries with some form of synchronous or chat reference services. The list isn't perfect and some links don't even work but it gives way of indication.
|Please guide me to the best source on Finnish designers - (dates etc.) available on the Internet - Authority file ?
||A good source for finnish designers is http://www.finnishdesign.fi/home
On the left of this page in blue: "About us", you can find more information. For example DESIGN MUSEUM has very good pages under this file.
LINKS is also good to look at. Gallery has some older designers featured.
On the whole these pages have a lot of information about Finnish design and designers.
|I see that the Ruoholahti library is a "children's library" and appears to function inside a school. does this still mean its open to everyone. even if you…
||Yes, Ruoholahti Children's Library is open to everyone. The most of the collection is for children and the library is closed during school holidays. But otherwise it is like any other Helsinki city library. Wellcome!
|What are the six major rivers of Finland? Thank you.
||The longest river in Finland is Kemijoki in Northern Finland (length 483 kilometers, catchment approximately 51.400 square kilometers). Other long rivers are Iijoki (330 km), Ounasjoki (298 km), Kitinen (278 km), Muonionjoki (230 km) and Luiro (227 km). Source of information: Statistical Yearbook of Finland 2000.
|Good afternoon, Searching for biographical information about Herbert Cornell I came upon this page: http://www.fono.fi/KappaleenTiedot.aspx?kappale=bambina…
||It seems that not. We could not find any references about that. We checked some databases: Fono, Suomen äänitearkisto, Viola. Although Harry Bergström (1910-1989) has several pseudonyms: Gerald Beach, Harold G Burgess, Leonard Fleuvemont, Sointu Karikas, Lenny, Jorge Monterio, Tintti-Kalle
And unfortunately we couldn't find any information about that whose pseudonym is Herbert Cornell.
Hope you will find what you are looking for!
|I have to write a paper about ask a librarian services and I have read the article written by the professor Vakkari about comparing Google and Ask a librarian…
||I'll send your question to mister Vakkari, hope you can reach him even thougt it's summer. If you are interested in any questions and answers in Ask a Librarian, you can read them in our public archive, http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/ask_librarian/archive/ (newest answers http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/ask_librarian/newest/ ). I presume that Prof. Vakkari has studied the finnish archive, and that he can send you the material, but the texts will be in Finnish language. The Finnish archive is here http://www2.kirjastot.fi/fi-FI/kysy/arkisto/ , the link to swedish material here, http://www2.biblioteken.fi/sv-FI/fraga_bibliotekarien/arkivet/ .
|My girlfriend is Finnish and lives in Helsinki. She just bought a new appartment and as a Christmas present I want to give her a 'subscription' to a good…
||Since 1995 there has been an artotheque in connection with Rikhardinkatu Library in Helsinki. The works of art are lent out on a monthly fee basis. The works can also be bought. The price varies according to the work.
The collection can be looked at on http://www.helsingintaiteilija.net (Taidelainaamo, Nettigalleria)
|I would like to know information related to YKI test validity period. Is there any time limit how long YKI test result is valid ? I have taken the test almost…
||If you have completed the national language proficiency test in the years 2002-2011 skill level 3, it´s still qualified to apply for citizenship.
YKI test standard has changed 1.1.2012.
You can view the current qualification requirements of the Finnish immigration service website.
Carried out with sufficient skill level, the national language proficiency test is valid without a time limit.
You can ask for more information, call the Customer service of the Immigration Services. Customer service is available between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. from Monday to Friday on +358 295 419 600.
|How can I make good presentations and what resources can help me achieve that?
||Here are books about presentation skills in work and business. All of these are to be found in HelMet libraries.
Walker, T. J.
How to give a pretty good presentation : a speaking survival guide for the rest of us
Successful presentation skills
Louder than words : take your career from average to exceptional with the hidden power of nonverbal intelligence
The presentation secrets of Steve Jobs : how to be insanely great in front of any audience
Brilliant presentations : what the best presenters know, do and say
Speaking on special occasions
Rev. and updated / by Nick Marshallsay and Jane Moseley
Effective presentation : how to create…
|Where can I find Finnish folk tales/children stories/fairy tales?
||Have you checked the Congress Library collections? If they have no finnish folk/fairy tales you can ask Helsinki city library, Interlibrary loans. In our Helmet catalogue (www.helmet.fi) we found for example these two collections of finnish folktales in english: Finnish fairy tales and stories for children ( ISBN 0-88887-944-x)and The Fish of gold and other finnish folk tales (0-941016-78-1).
|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…
|Will you please tell us if you have any materials about Islam history in Scandinavian countries. Thank you so much.
||There is a little Wikipedia article about Islam in Sweden:
Here you have also a book about Islam in the Nordic and Baltic countries:
Islam in the Nordic and Baltic countries / edited by Göran Larsson (2009)
Here is a review of it:
This book is in collections of some university libraries and in the library of Parliament:
|Which sort of gestional software do you use for this digital reference service?
||Our software is a product specially made for our use upon a programme basis named Meteor. It is planned and produced in Finland by Sininen Meteoriitti, Blue Meteorite, http://www.meteoriitti.com/, in cooperation with an other Finnish firm Connexor, which is specialised in semantic web tools.
|As an American tourist I will be in the Pulkkila area in June, and need to find sleeping accomodations there or nearby for my wife and myself. Please name…
||There are some summer accomodations available in the Siikalatva area to which Pulkkila also belongs. The page in the address http://www.metsainfo.fi/index.php?page=_ravintolat&type=6&lang=fi shows you the area of Siikalatva on the map. The nearest city is Oulu.
The Names and addresses of the summer hotels and cottages in Piippola are as follows:
Piippolan vaarin kesähotelli
Piippolan käsi- ja taideteollisuusoppilaitos
Puh: (08) 8119 111
p. 08 - 452 370, fax 08 - 450 520
p. 08 - 253 790
Niemelänkuja 2 A
Seppo Piippo Gsm. 040-5045 605
Juhani Mahosenaho Gsm. 050-3486 994, 040-5483197
|Is it possible to practice piano at a library in Vantaa? I have read something about this online, but I am not sure where to go.
||Yes, it is possible in Tikkurila kirjasto (music & media). If you want to reserve practicing time for yourself, please call 09 8392 3583.
Unfortunately this possibility is now mentioned only on the Finnish page http://www.helmet.fi/fi-FI/Kirjastot_ja_palvelut/Tikkurilan_kirjasto/Pa… but we will make the same entries in the English version as soon as possible.
|I am interested in information about the work of Alvar Aalto.
||You could visit these webadresses: http://www.alvaraalto.fi/alvar/buildings/index.htm
and from http://www.alvaraalto.fi/museum/ you can find much more interesting info. - Naturally there are lots of books about Alvar Aalto, also in English.
Some of them you can find from our Lapin kirjasto
database, only write Aalto, Alvar to the subject heading in http://intro.rovaniemi.fi:8001/Intro?formid=form2&sesid=1105517099&ulan…
Maybe part of them are no more available in bookstores.
|Good morning, According to the Finnish library law, every municipality and city MUST provide library services. Does it mean that library services (or…
||Yes, even the smallest municipality in Finland has to provide some library services. There are some municipalities with a couple of hundred inhabitants in Finland: Sottunga (122 inhabitants), Kökar (258 inhabitants), Kumlinge (371 inhabitants), and Lumparland (391 inhabitants), and each has a small library. For example, the Kökar Library has about 7 600 books, and 36 loans per a customer (in 2007).
If there are many villages in a municipality, there is no need to maintain a library in every village. Usually, the library is located in the biggest village, or in the center of the municipality. Municipalities can also provide library services together, but many municipalities prefer to maintain their own library.
The Finnish term “kunta” (‘a…