|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.
|Why the stars have to be so faraway?? Why my star is so untouchible?? I only want to sent him a letter with best greetings...but would i be realized wrong??…
||The stars are so far away, because the universe has developed in such a way since the Bib Bang, or because it has been created that way - depending on how you think of it. But then again, if the stars were closer, they would burn us... So, that's why the stars have to be untouchable.
Well then, if your "star" is a human being, I can't see any reason why you couldn't send him greetings in a letter. Of course it is impossible to say how he would react to your message, but at least I would be delighted to get greetings from somebody - even from a person I do not personally know. The only way to find out his reaction is to try and send him the letter you are planning.
Of course he may remain untouchable to you anyway. But even if you don't get…
|What should be the temperature in the library to be maintained? we are from Baguio City and we are using a dehumidifier..
||The site of the National Board of Antiquities gives information for care for old books (in Finnish): the temperature should be 17-18 degrees (Celsius) and humidity 50%.
The site of the american Northeast Document Conservation Center states, that authorities disagree on this matter, but that the most frequent recommendation a stable temperature no higher than 70°F (21 degrees Celsius) and a stable relative humidity between a minimum of 30% and a maximum of 50%.
The library of Congress has information about preserving books on their pages,
See also AIC pages
|I am an oversea student studying in Finland. May I obtain a library card by presenting passport?
||You can obtain a library card and borrowing rights by presenting a photo-enhanced ID-card such as:
I.D. card from EU countries
Finnish driver’s licence
Finnish SII card with photo
Helsinki reception centre’s resident card
Your home address must be in Finland. However, PO Box, PosteRestante as well as a long-term hotel address are also acceptable.
More information about the library card is to be found in http://www.lib.hel.fi/page.asp?_item_id=2316 or at the nearest library.
|What is the most widely used language in the world?
||Mandarin Chinese has about almost 1 billion speakers. After that Hindi, Arabic, English and Spanish. The order varies depending on how speakers are calculated.
|Which library in Helsinki's city center has the most material in English?
||The National library of Finland has the largest collection of material in English. Undergraduate library has also quite a good English collection. Both of these are open to all the customers, you don't have to student or scholar to borrow books from them. Their material is mostly scientific.
The Helsinki city center has also city libraries, which have English material also. The largest English collection in city center is in Rikardinkatu library. Pasila's library has larger collection, but it is situated a couple of kilometers from the city center.
Is you are searching for music…
|I asked 3 musical friends the following and I share the answer I received from one of the friends: I was thrilled to get my 'Finnish Fix' at FinnFest 2008…
||As the musician you asked said, the Finnish birchbark flute is a recorder, or a fipple flute, not a transverse (cross, German) flute.
Here you can see a very good picture of a birchbark flute: http://www.laulumies.com/laulelma_ala4.html (scroll down, the right picture is third down). Rauno Nieminen has made the birchbark flute in the picture. He has a small company where he builds acoustic instruments. Here are his contact information: http://raunonieminen.com/sivusto/index.php?sivu=yhtied (his net pages are, unfortunately, only in Finnish, but no doubt you can e-mail in English)(in his e-mail address "etunimi.sukunimi" means "first name.last name", that is, you put rauno in the place of "etunimi" and nieminen in the place of "sukunimi…
|Where does the last name "Leija" come from? Is it from Finland?
||Word "leija" is a Finnish word indeed. In English it is translated as "a kite". The noun "leija" comes from the verb "leijata" or "leijua" (to flow). In the old or dialectal Finnish language "leija" can also mean "a bridal veil". Leija is not a very much used word as a surname but surely it can be used. In the telephone catalogue of Helsinki there is only one person with the family name Leija. Leija can also be used in compound family names such as Leijavuori (a rough translation: Kite Mountain). There is no record of Leija as a first name.
|Cual es la flor autentica de groenlandia
||El origen de las flores de Groenlandia es generalmente Europa, pero la flor nacional de Groenlandia, Niviarsiaq (Chamaenerion latifolium), origenates de America del Norte.
La flora de Groenlandia es del mismo tipo que la flora en la zona arctica.
|I am a French student and I want to know if we can speak of a liturgical unity in the Church of England in the 1960s - 1970s. Did all the parishes use the same…
||In the beginning of the 1960s the Church of England had only one official liturgical manual, the Book of Common Prayer (edition 1662, with some later additions). Many pastoral and theological reasons (archaic language, new knowledge about old liturgical and patristic texts, new emphasizing of Holy communion as a centre of liturgical life etc) required the revision but consensus was not reached. The Anglo-Catholic party presumed that BCP 1662 had dismissed the old genuine tradition of the pre-Reformation English Christianity, the evangelicals regarded it as too Roman Catholic. In 1927-1928 the organs of the Church had drafted and sanctioned a moderate revision of Prayer book but the enterprise was defeated by the Parliament. The event…
|I am looking for a classical guitar sheet music called "scarborough fair" arranged by Ulf Brocksten , I was told that at Finland Libraries I might be…
||Helsinki City library has the sheet music in their collection. You can order it to your nearest library, if you like. But you have the make the order through your own library.
Here are the details of the sheet music from Helsinki City Library's database:
|I am looking for infomation about the Finnish author Auni Nuolivaara. But I could hardly find anything in the net. She wrote the books: Paimen, piika ja emäntä…
||Unfortunately there's not much information about the author Auni Nuolivaara in English or German.
Here's some information I found from books:
Auni Elisabeth Nuolivaara was born in Korpilahti 22.5.1883 and died in Tampere 26.10.1972. Her parents were Selim Johan Evert Hirvensalo and Lydia Alexandra Dahlström. Auni was married to Armas Isak Nuolivaara.
Her studies and career:
secondary school graduation 1903
teachers' college 1905
art studies in Rome 1914 - 1915
singing studies in Geneva 1916 - 1917
elementary school teacher in Savonlinna 1905 - 1907
administrator of Keski-Savon kansanopisto (Keski-Savo folk high school) 1907 - 1914, 1918 - 1925
music teacher in Suomen nuoriso-opisto (youth college of Finland) 1923 - 1925
teacher in Oreveden…
|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.
|What is the definition of e-print?
||Wikipedia's article has a nice definition of e-print:
"An eprint is a digital version of a research document (usually a journal article, but could also be a thesis, conference paper, book chapter, or a book) that is accessible online, whether from a local Institutional, or a central (subject- or discipline-based) Digital Repository."
|Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, I am a student of library and information science at the HTWK, Germany and need to find information about the Lööw special…
||Lööw-classification is a joint tool in the Northern Sami bibliography at Sami bibliographies in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia.
It was developed by the Norwegian librarian Anders Lööw for the joint Saami search. Hope we'll get it in near future in internet.
See here: http://www.nb.no/baser/samisk/klassifikasjon.html
|Can you tell me the best way to locate someones address and telephone number in the Helsinki area please? Is the telephone book available on the internet?
||The address of every person living officially in Finland is available in Väestörekisterikeskus (Population Register Centre). You can make inquiries in english by telephone or by mail.
Contact information to address service, https://vrk.fi/en/address-service
|What is the best library in the Helsinki area to use if I want to sit down with my own laptop for a few hours and get some work done? I'll need internet access…
||The wireless internet connection service named Stadinetti can be used in every city library in Helsinki. For using Stadinetti, you need a HelMet library card and PIN code. If you don’t have them, you can get them from your local library by showing your identification card (for example your passport or Finnish driving licence).
It’s really hard to say which library would be the best one for you, but all the libraries have certainly space for you and your laptop and a power plug. The nearest one would be Kallio Library (http://www.lib.hel.fi/en-GB/kallio/), street address Viides linja 11 (see http://kartta.hel.fi/opas/indexen.html). Kallio Library is a big library, so there should be a lot of space.
My favourite library is Pasila Library (…
|1. In which places in Finland can I study as a librarian? Where I can find some information/Link? 2.In Finland are the most libary users in europe! What do you…
||1. You can study information and library studies in many places in Finland depending on the level you want to reach. You can do higher level studies in three universities: Tampere, Oulu and Åbo Academy (=Swedish speaking uviversity in Turku).Tampere University is maybe the most wellknown of these.
You can also do the business school level studies in Seinäjoki, Oulu, Vaasa, Turku and Helsinki. There are also various open university courses for basic level information studies after which you can continue your studies in the above mentioned places, but you have to pass the entrance exam. You can find the details in the following link.
2. Library is an old institution in Finland. The…
|I'm a student from Korea in Library of Information Science major. Now, I'm doing the research of CDRS, especially the status of CDRS of OECD countries, so I…
||In Finland we have a national Collaborative Digital Reference Service, which is the (1.) Ask a Librarian, situated in Libraries.fi, (10.) http://www.libraries.fi/ask_librarian . It functions in (9.) three languages, Finnish, Swedish and English, of which the two first are official languages in our country. Our (2.)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. (3.-4.-5.-6.-7.) Our service in an email-service, the questioner sends his question on a webform and gets the answer in to his email within…
|Please translate the title of Ola Tungesvik´s book and also did he have any children from his first marriage?
||Ola Tungesvik has written a book in 1997 called "Jos vain saan olla onnellinen...: tosi kertomus rakkaudesta". The title is said to be a quote of his second wife Seija dating back in 1965. Seija was describing her battle towards cancer in a TV interview. Loose translation of the title would be the following:
If only I get to be happy ...: A true story about love.
Ola tells in this autobiographical book about his almost magical love towards Seija. In the beginning of the book he says that he has one son from his previous marriage. The book ends with Seija's death.
Gunnar Mattsson's book "Prinsessa" (Princess) from 1965 tells about the same person and was a smash hit in it's time. It seems that both Ola's and Seija's lives have been more or…