|1) How it possible that Central Public Library in Helsinki charges the interlibrary loan. I thought that according to the Library Act/1998 should it be for…
||1a) Interlibrary loans sent from the Central Public Library to another library
Current Library Act says in its chapter 4, paragraph 5, that the use of a public library’s own materials on the library premises as well as borrowing them is free of charge. The law stipulates further, that the interlibrary loans that the Central Public Library sends to other public libraries are free of charge. That is what Helsinki City Library does. The receiving library in the other end may charge their customer for an interlibrary loan sent from Helsinki City Library, but that has nothing to do with the latter.
According to the law, the library may charge for other services than those mentioned. We do charge academic libraries for the interlibrary loans…
|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…
||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.
|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…
|I'm looking for these books. Could I find them in a library? - Silfverberg Leena, Suomen kielen jatko-oppikirja - Silfverberg Leena, Harjoituskirja suomen…
||You can search our catalogue here http://www.helmet.fi where you find the availability of the books in question.
Suomen kielen jatko-oppikirja http://www.helmet.fi/record=b1513049~S9
Harjoituskirja suomen kielen jatko-opetusta varten http://www.helmet.fi/record=b1512641~S9
At the moment there are several copies available in different libraries in Espoo. Opening hours http://www.helmet.fi/search/1
Welcome to the library!
|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:
|What is the definition of plagiarism?
||According to BBC English Dictionary (Harper Collins Publishers, 1992) plagiarism is "the practice of using or copying someone else's idea or work and pretending that you thought of it or created it". The word is also "used showing disapproval".
More definitions can be found in Google. Write 'define:plagiarism' (without quotes) in Google's search box.
You can found article on plagiarism in Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plagiarism.
|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…
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
|I would like to know the origin of the term 'Yellow Journalism'.
||The term "yellow journalism" was derived from Robert Outcault's comic strip "The Yellow Kid" around 1895. The battling newspapers, Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal, were both accused of sensationalizing the news. Both also published the Yellow Kid. The term was at first "yellow kid journalism" but was then shortened as "yellow journalism".
More information about the background of the term:
|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…
|Could you give me any Internet addresses where I can find out more about the library legislation or regulations in Finland.
||You can find Finnish library act 904/1998 at http://www.minedu.fi/minedu/culture/libraries_gateways.html#LIBRARY ACT . This act concerns public libraries in Finland. About Finnish library system you can study from web-sites of Ministry of Education http://www.minedu.fi/minedu/culture/public_libraries.html and there you can find also some publications on Finnish libraries. Finnish library policy programme 2001-2001 is also readable via web as a summary http://www.minedu.fi/minedu/publications/librarypolicyprogramme.pdf . Also in this page http://www.publiclibraries.fi/index.asp and the Libray branch -page is worth knowing.
|To Whom It May Concern: Hello! I have a question related to an information resource I currently do not have physical access to (the National Union Catalog, pre…
||We suggest that you get in touch directly with the Manchester City Council Archives since they would no doubt have the required information at their disposal.
|I am learning a Finnish song set to the text of Mita kaikatat kivonen from the Kanteletar. It is a beautiful Finnish piece composed by a Finnish composer…
||This poem is about problems in getting married, but the the text is quite impossible to translate in English or in any other language as well. The poem's language is very archaic Finnish and hard to understand even for most of the Finns nowadays.
Vantaa City Library, Finland
|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:
|I,m looking for words to a children,s siong about a shepherd boy and his birch bark horn
||A song called "Paimenen laulu" (or Paimenlaulu = A shepherd's song) was translated and published by composer P.J.Hannikainen at the beginning of 1900's. It is said to be composed by A. Klauwell (though it might as well be a folk tune).
The complete Finnish lyrics are available at Wikisource page http://fi.wikisource.org/wiki/Paimenen_laulu_(Hannikainen)
Sheet music can be found for example in the songbook "Suuri toivelaulukirja 10".
There are no Englis lyrics for this song, but a rough translation would go like this:
1. I am a young shepherd, happy as a bird. All day long I play on my birch bark horn. 2. When the cattle bells are ringin, and birds are singing too. I like to answer them on my birch bark horn. 3.
When the evening comes, I…
|I am looking for the journal "Anarkhiia" (a.k.a. "Anarhia," "Anarchia" or "Anarkhia") publsihed in Moscow/Petrograd after the Russian revolution. Could you…
||Search on the union database of the academic libraries of Finland gives several matches with the search word ”anarhia” (transliterated according to ISO 9), but none of them would seem to be the journal you are looking for.
For more information, please contact the department of Russian and Slavic materials of Helsinki University, called Slavonic Library (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org , www-address http://www.lib.helsinki.fi/english/services/collections/slavonic.htm ).
On the telephone they told that they don’t have any old journal called Anarhia that would date from the period of the Russian Revolution of 1917. They do have two issues of Anarhia published in 1990-91 by anarcho-syndicalists in Petrograd.
|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)
|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…
|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!
|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!
|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…