|I'm a teacher writing from Poland. I'd like to know a bit more about Finnish libraries: what they have to offer, how they cooperate with schools, what the key…
||First a link to a publication, which you may find interesting http://linda.linneanet.fi/F/GLI4HL2GG1TSFEJ18L843FFELJ7236UALH5IIDQ8ILX…
- Ministry of Education; Libraries in Finland http://www.minedu.fi/OPM/Kirjastot?lang=en
- Ministry of education;Library network in Finland http://www.minedu.fi/OPM/Kirjastot/kirjastoverkosto/?lang=en
- The National Library of Finland http://www.nationallibrary.fi/libraries/coordination/librarysectors.html
- Libraries.fi http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/libraries/
- School libraries in Finland (Article) http://slq.nu/?article=volume-46-no-1-2013-10
|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
|Who will answer Ask a Librarian guestions - the specialists or librarians? How big is this service? How good (accurate, detailed) are the answers?
||People who are giving answers in our service are all librarians. In addition of 51 public libraries there are also special libraries participating this service.
The Ask a Librarian started in 1999. We have sent almost 70 000 answers (-2018). Of these almost 40 000 are in the public archive of the service. In the year 2017 2830 questions were answered, this year 3054 (1.1.2018-22.10.2018). In the year 2017 174 different librarians answered question in the service.
It is a bit difficult to estimate how good (accurate, detailed) the answers are. Our target is to give as good answers as possible. We usually give a couple of good sources (books and web-sites) but quite often also advice, how to search (adresses of the databases, suitable…
|How are you? I'm pleased to know your city library because your library has a lot of wonderful qualities to be an excellent library. First of all, I'm not a…
||I am glad to hear that you are interested in Helsinki City Library.
First of all, I wonder which page you were looking at to find the information you mentioned. Perhaps it was the home page of Helsinki City Library ( http://www.lib.hel.fi/en-GB/ ) .
This may sound a little complicated, but I will try to help you understand the points you mentioned.
Helsinki City Library consists of the Main Library and 38 branch libraries. The Main library is situated in Pasila district about three kilometres from the city centre. It has the largest collections and also houses the administrative departments of whole Helsinki City Library. The branch libraries are situated in different areas all around the city. In addition to these, Helsinki City Library…
|I am from Afghanistan (Pashto speaker) living in Helsinki and we have so many Pashto speaker families here, but unfortunately there is no book in the library…
||Thank you for your concern! According to the acquisitions and cataloguing department of Helsinki City Library, the purchasing of books in Pashto is quite complicated. However, we have managed to get some material. The books are available after they have been processed for circulation (transliterating etc.).
|Dear Sir! I wonder about inheritance rules for digital contents(Email, Blog, Homepage for social networking, Game avatar etc) If someone die in a sudden, He or…
According to the [Finnish) Copyright Act (404/1961)
Anyone who has created a literary or artistic work has a copyright for his/her work (in section 1).
(The work can be e.g. in digital form or the work can be published on the web, but it has to be a work. I'm sure You understand well, that in many cases there is a difficult judicial question about that if some creation is/is not a work.)
After the death of the author the copyright is applicable to matrimonial law, wills and succession rules. (in section 41)
Unfortunately the Copyright Act translation is not available in Finlex (an open judicial data bank on the web). You can ask for a translation to English of the Ministry of the Justice
I hope this…
|Do you know the mailing address for the Sunny Bus Company? I would like to send a thank you note to one of their drivers following a recent tour. Thank you!
||The mailing address is:
Vanha Porvoontie 246
|How to listen to music cd in library?
||Many HelMet-libraries have their own music department. You find the list here (sorry, but the information is only in Finnish) http://www.lib.hel.fi/fi-FI/musiikkiosastot
Libraries with music department have cd-players for listening music in library. Greatest and most diverse collection of music offers Library 10 http://www.lib.hel.fi/en-GB/kirjasto10
There are four fixed cd-players and also headphones to loan for music listening. Also other HelMet-libraries have smaller cd-collections and fixed or portable cd-players for library patrons. Some libraries have also cd-towers for music listening. Maybe the best way is to contact your library beforehand and ask about possibilities to listen music there.
|Are the Ask a Librarian answers published (stored in an open database)?
||The answers are stored whether in public or non-public archive. Most of the answers are stored in the open archive. The non-public database is open only for librarians, they can visit it in the same web-adress and with same logins-passwords, where they do the answering. Nowadays about 40% of answers are stored in non-public archive. You put the answer to the non-public archive if you think that it is not useful for anybody else or the same question and answer to it is already in the public archive (for example how to get a PIN-code to your library card). Usually we also put answer to the non-public archive if we can’t help the questioner in any way (didn’t find the answer and not even couldn’t give any organisation or specialist to ask for…
|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!
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
Write a letter also, so we know your purpose. Thank you!
|Is Christmas really the birthday of Jesus?
||We can say with all probability that the 25th December is not a real birthday
of Christ. This day was celebrated as a Christian feast first in the middle of
the 4th century. There are many theories about the reasons of the choice of the
25th December since the Bible does not provide any clear information in this
(a) historical theory of religion
The 25th December has some connection with feasts of other religions. The
Christians borrowed a feast from some neighbouring religion or they deliberately
wanted to supersede such one. In fact, the cult of Sun was in the beginning of
fourth century popular in the Roman empire and it has been suggested that the
25th December was celebrated as a birthday of Sun. In any case the time round…
|How is the mobile library kirjastoauto actually works? There is no information at site of HelMet, only the timetable. Can I pre-order some books and how can i…
||The mobile library Helsinki has two buses: Skidi and Stara. The buses has in all 35 bus stops in Helsinki. You can make reservations through Helmet: http://www.helmet.fi/en-US
When selected a mobile library for collection, your reserved material will be available for you at the mobile library stop on two subsequent dates.
When making a reservation select a mobile library as your library from the dropdown menu and type the name of the bus stop.
|Good afternoon, I´m an exchange student in Helsinki for some months, and I will like to learn to sew and if possible make my own socks and hat. Is there any…
||Helsinki Adult Education Center (Helsingin työväenopisto) organises sewing courses (also for English speaking people). http://www.hel.fi/www/sto/fi/opiskelu/vapaita-paikkoja/vapaita-kurssipa… (sorry, but the pages are only in Finnish).
|Madam, sir for our choir in Switzerland I am in search for the full text and full score of the traditional folk song "taivas on sininen ja valkoinen...", I…
||I found the finnish folk song "Taivas on sininen ja valkoinen" in two books (Suuri toivelaulukirja 1 and Kultaiset koululaulut vanhoilta ajoilta). In both books there is only two strophes. So It seems that song consits only those two strophes.
|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/ .
|Where can I find information relating to the requirements to becomming employed as a librarian in Helsinki? Do I need a Masters in Library Research?
||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 nutshell, 70 per cent of the personnel should have an education suitable for the library. That’s why it’s quite hard to get a job at the library without that education, at least in Helsinki and other big cities.
In addition, most of the libraries require that librarians speak Finnish, as it’s needed for customer service.
See also Facts about Finnish libraries at http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/library-branch/basic-information-about-fi….
|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
|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.
|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.
|I would like some articles and information about how language policy impacts library services in Finland with regards to the Swedish-speaking minority. How…
||There is an article in a newest library magazine Bibban:
- Library services for Swedish-speaking Finns (Bibban, 2, 2012)
And an other one in Scandinavian public library quarterly, but it is already quite old:
- Swedish library matters in Finland / Rosenqvist, Kerstin (Scandinavian public library quarterly, 1991, 4. s. 29-31)
Maybe you should contact Susanne Allroth (Regional State Administrative Agencies): email@example.com