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I want to know about your virtual reference service? 1071 24.7.2012 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.…
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… 1070 30.10.2007 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…
Can you tell me when were the first public libraries appeared in Finland? And where they were built? Thank you. 1069 13.9.2008 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…
Could you please give me a brief history of the Jyväskylä Library. Thank you 1067 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… 1063 27.6.2008 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€.
Where can I find Finnish folk tales/children stories/fairy tales? 1062 25.2.2003 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).
Can you please tell me whether you have some Moomin stories in Czech as well? e.g. Mooominland midwinter or Moominpappa's memoirs Thanx 1060 13.8.2002 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
What is the cultural capitol of Australia? 1053 7.1.2004 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 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… 1049 5.11.2008 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 1046 12.7.2011 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…
Dear Madame, Dear Sir, I have a question about Finish library statistics. I found the website libraries.fi with a lot of information. I was wondering if there… 1045 20.11.2012 We have a public library statistics -database, http://tilastot.kirjastot.fi/en-GB/ but it does’nt include statistics about Internet access in libraries anymore. We had figures on our pages in the early 2000’s, but nowadays we do’nt give those figures anymore, because all public libraries have Internet access (this fact is stated ex.g. on the site of the Ministry of Education and Culture). We can somewhat safely conclude that atleast almost all if not all public libraries provide internet access and computers for their customers. Ministry of Education and Culture http://www.minedu.fi/OPM/Kirjastot/?lang=en The question about WiFi-connections is more difficult. We do'nt have a listing made by libraries. On a service available in the Net…
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… 1042 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…
Does Finland have a combined gateway or umbrella association for libraries, museums and archives? Where can I find information about it? (Structure, members,… 1042 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.
Do you have study book about sokkopingis (sports game for visually impaired and blind)? Book I'm looking for maybe in finnish. 1039 20.8.2014 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. Sokkopingiksen säännöt International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Showdown rules (Kansainväisen Näkövammaisten Urheilujärjestön sokkopingissäännöt) http://www.vammaisurheilu.fi/fin/lajit/sokkopingis/saannot/
I found the full text of the Kalevala in project runeberg. Can you tell me if the text can be viewed in English anywhere on the Internet? We are participating… 1034 26.7.2001 You can find The Kalevala full text version in http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/kveng/ . If you need any further information about Finnish culture and literature you can visit The Finnish Literature Society in http://www.finlit.fi/kalevala/indexeng.html . They have a lot of background information about The Kalevala and Finnish literature. If you need more general information about Finland and for example our education or language these pages might be worth visiting: http://virtual.finland.fi/ (Finfo), http://www.lib.hel.fi/mcl/suomi-eng.htm . A good place to start looking for Information about Norvegian and Austrian cultures are the following pages: http://www.lib.hel.fi/mcl/maat/norway.htm , http://www.lib.hel.fi/mcl/maat/austria.htm .
Where would I find information on the Siirtolais Puutarha Alue in the city of Helsinki? 1032 29.8.2001 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.
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. 1032 4.4.2014 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. Heikki Poroila HelMet-musiikkivarasto
I'm wondering if there's printing possibilities in Helsinki Library 10 or Kallio available? If so, how much does it cost (A4, black & white)? Thanks in… 1028 10.3.2016 It is possible to print in Library 10 and Kallio Library, as well as in all the HelMet Libraries. One page costs 40 cents. In the libraries, where there is the self service printing possibility, You can print five sheets in three months free-of-charge. http://www.helmet.fi/en-US http://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Libraries_and_services/Oulunkyla_Library/Sel…
I want to know concise history of finnish public libraries. 1027 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,…
Is it possible to know the plot of the following novels by Auni Nuolivaara: "Paimen, piika ja emäntä", “Isäntä ja emäntä” and “Päivä ja ehtoo” ? 1023 3.1.2007 Auni Nuolivaaras trilogy Paimen, piika ja emäntä (1936), Isäntä ja emäntä (1937) and Päivä ja ehtoo (1938) tells the story of Katri. Katri lives in Finnish countryside in the 19th century. She is a shepherd girl who became a mistress of a big house. None of Nuolivaaras books have been translated in English.