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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… 1044 9.9.2013 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. Heikki Poroila Vantaa City Library, Finland
I want to know concise history of finnish public libraries. 1042 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,…
I would like to know the origin of the term 'Yellow Journalism'. 1041 21.1.2009 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: http://library.thinkquest.org/C0111500/spanamer/yellow.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_journalism
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… 1039 19.9.2001 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.
Where would I find information on the Siirtolais Puutarha Alue in the city of Helsinki? 1038 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.
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… 1035 20.8.2010 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…
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… 1034 4.6.2009 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…
I have some books at my place that I would like to get rid of, is it possible for me to give those books to the Helsinki HELMET library? 1032 25.5.2009 Helsinki City Library accepts book donations with pleasure. You could ask your nearest library if they can take books to their collection. Library staff evaluate the donation and decide to take books to collection or not. Library staff pick and choose material according to what kind of material is lacking from collection. Worn out books libraries don't accept.
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,… 1028 10.7.2009 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… 1028 21.7.2011 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!
Какая страна имеет самую низкую плотность населения на 1 квадратный километр? 1026 13.12.2006 На сайте Статистического бюро Финляндии есть таблица, которая содержит данные о странах мира. Информация обновлена в ноябре 2006 года. Вот адрес: http://www.stat.fi/tup/maanum/03_pinta-ala_vakiluku_ja_paakaupunki_mait… В таблице есть столбец «population density» (плотность населения). Оказывается, что самая редконаселенная страна в мире сейчас – Монголия. Плотность населения Монголии составляет 1.8 чел./ кв. км. В таблице указаны и более редко населенные регионы (напр. Западная Сахара, Гренландия), но это не самостоятельные страны.
Good morning, According to the Finnish library law, every municipality and city MUST provide library services. Does it mean that library services (or… 1025 13.2.2010 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…
I am looking for some sources regarding the british, german and french visitors to Albania during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. 1024 11.9.2003 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
I,m looking for words to a children,s siong about a shepherd boy and his birch bark horn 1023 26.3.2012 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…
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… 1022 23.2.2010 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. http://www.manchester.gov.uk/libraries/arls/ http://www.manchester.gov.uk/contactus
Could you give me any Internet addresses where I can find out more about the library legislation or regulations in Finland. 1020 5.3.2002 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.
Which king was called the sun king and when did he live? 1016 1.4.2014 Louis XIV was called the Sun King (“le Roi-Soleil” in French). He was born in 1638 and died in 1715. For more information, please see the Wikipedia article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_XIV_of_France.
What are the words of your National Anthem? Thank you. 1015 17.11.2001 Finlands national anthem is called "Maamme", that is "Our Land" in English. The song is composed by Fredrik Pacius and the lyrics are written by J. L. Runeberg (originally a poem in the Swedish language; Finnish translation by Paavo Cajander). Nowadays everybody sings it in his/her mother tongue, but as 93 % of the Finns have Finnish as their mother tongue, the Finnish version is heard more often. Here are the Finnish words: Oi maamme, Suomi, synnyinmaa, soi sana kultainen! Ei laaksoa, ei kukkulaa, ei vettä rantaa rakkaampaa kuin kotimaa tää pohjoinen, maa kallis isien. Sun kukoistukses kuorestaan kerrankin puhkeaa; viel lempemme saa nousemaan sun toivos, riemus loistossaan, ja kerran laulus, synnyinmaa, korkeemman kaiun saa. Originally…
How long did Seija (wife of the author Gunnar Mattson) live after having her child in "The Princess" (islandic title "Prinsessan")? 1011 27.4.2006 Seija lived over 30 years after that. She died 9.12.1997. Norwegian teacher and writer Ola Tungesvik has written a book: Jos vain saan olla onnellinen... (Om jeg får vaere lykkelig...) and that book tells about Seija, too. Gunnar Mattsson died 1989. Ola and Seija had seven happy years together before Seija died.
I would like to ask how can I donate a book to the library in Jyväskylä without going there in person ( I live in Tampere). Thank you in advance! 1010 19.3.2015 Hi, we hope that books that one donates are in a good condition. If we have that book already many peaces, we don't take it. You can take it back when you come to the library. We don't send it back. If you want post your donation to Jyväskylä library, the address is: Jyväskylän kaupunginkirjasto - Keski-Suomen maakuntakirjasto Vapaudenkatu 39-41 40100 Jyväskylä Write a letter also, so we know your purpose. Thank you!