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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… 1633 31.10.2012 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
I'm living in Kuopio and I would like to learn Finnish language, pls let me know where I can find the course class in Kuopio. 1625 14.12.2009 You can get information on Finnish courses in Kuopio on the following web pages: http://www.expat-finland.com/living_in_finland/language_training.html#s… (here you can also find links to online courses) http://kansalaisopisto.kuopio.fi/fi/etusivu/ (Kuopio Community College) Kuopio City Library also offers a wide range of Finnish language courses. You're welcome to have a look!
Please translate the title of Ola Tungesvik´s book and also did he have any children from his first marriage? 1618 26.10.2009 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…
What were Martin Luther's 95 indulgences? 1613 2.11.2009 I think you mean Martin Luther's 95 theses which is called the “Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences”. The theses were published in 1517 and you can read the here: http://www.conradaskland.com/blog/2008/11/martin-luthers-95-theses-in-l… Wikipedia has a nice article about the theses: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/95_Theses
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… 1611 28.10.2008 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…
Could you give me some information on the origin of the word nisu? Is it a Swedish word? When did pulla replace this word? I live in Ohio, and the Finnish… 1593 18.8.2009 According to the etymological dictionary of modern Finnish language the word “nisu” has an analogue in all of the near related languages. Karelian and Estonian languages have the word “nisu” and the Veps language “ńižu”. Also the Sami language knows the word “njizzi” which is apparently derived from the same origin. The word is most likely a derivative of a word that means breast or teat (the Finnish word “nisä”). The concept of this is that the product of the teat (which is white and sweet milk) has same qualities that the mild-flavoured grain (wheat). In the Finnish literary language “nisu” has appeared since Agricola and it has been the primary designation of wheat until the 19th century. The word “pulla” is a loan from “bulla” in the…
What is Ask a librarian service? what is the relevance of the service Ask a librarian? where or what source can i find information regarding Ask a librarian… 1577 26.5.2011 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 the Central Library for Public Libraries in Finland, which is Helsinki City Library 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, http://www.libraries.fi/ask_l...ive.aspx . The question is sent in via a web form, the answer is delivered to the email-address given by the customer.…
Does exist a synchronous digital reference service in Italy?? Thank you. 1569 23.1.2009 You have sent your question to the "Ask a librarian" service in Finland. Here we cannot have the best possible expertise concerning libraries in Italy. That is why I recommend for you to redirect your request to some italian library. There seem to be several services of the kind "Chiedi alla tua biblioteca": http://www.segnaweb.it/disciplines/00-chiedi-lla-tua-biblioteca.html
Where can I find information about F.Hautala, painter from Vasa? I know that he has painted for a church during the 1920's. I can read in Swedish, Finnish,… 1551 11.6.2010 We searched here at the library all our sources and basicly didn't find any information about Frans Hautala (1875-1952). We found some pictures about his paintings and his birthplace, which is Töysä. He lived in Vaasa during his active painting time. If you want more information, next place to ask would be church registry office. You can also try to ask about the painter from Osthrobothnia Museums library, librarian Maria Mansner (06) 325 3804 or e-mail firstname.lastname@vaasa.fi. And third place to ask could be Kuntsi, museum of modern art, contact information in the following link http://www.kuntsi.fi/english.html
My english not good and I will try to tell. There is a my homework. It is reference resources in religion studies. Can you help me. which most populer… 1512 16.10.2012 Here are some books about world religions. I hope they will be of use to you. - World religions : a historical approach / S. A. Nigosian (2008) - World religions : the illustrated guide / general editor: Michael D. Coogan (2003) - Britannica encyclopedia of world religions / [consulting editor Wendy Doniger] (2006) There is also a packege of information on the website of BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/
Information about this service? How can we plan for new digital reference in a library? 1511 2.3.2011 You can find information on this service at http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/ask_librarian/keywordquestions.aspx?WordI… It's the archive of this service and there are answers to several similar questions than yours. Information on your second question: Ifla Digital reference guidelines http://archive.ifla.org/VII/s36/pubs/drg03.htm Overview on services in 2009 http://www.teachinglibrarian.org/weblog/2009/12/digital-reference-servi… Virtual reference best practices : tailoring services to your library by M. Kathleen Kern. Chicago : American Library Association, 2009. The virtual reference handbook : interview and information delivery techniques for the chat and e-mail environments / Diane K. Kovacs. London : Facet, 2007. At Google Books…
Is the King Arthur real or fake? 1476 24.1.2009 King Arthur's existence is a question debated by historians. Geoffrey Monmouth's popular Historia Regum Britanniae from the 12th century is the first narrative account on Arthur's life. However, earlier mentions of him are made in some Welsh and Breton tales and poems. Good starting point for further Arthur studies are following pages http://www.arthuriana.co.uk/ and http://faculty.smu.edu/arthuriana/
This question addresses to the webmaster. Good morning, I am trying to find a kantele music heard years ago on the internet. Timo Väänänen plays "Mid the hills… 1470 23.11.2009 The site Virtual Finland has changed and it's called thisisFinland now http://finland.fi/public/ . The links referring the the old Virtual Finland are broken. Unfortunately a great part of the old contents have disappeared. I tried to locate the Kantele recording of "Karjalan kunnailla" by Timo Väänänen on Internet, but i found only information about the records by Timo Väänänen. This piece was'nt on his reocrds. I found an older recording of the song accompanied by kantele from the 1950's in Youtube, http://www.youtube.com/, with the search Karjalan kunnailla kantele (Anna Mutanen Karjalan kunnailla). In a music store recordings of the song could be found, but not the kantele-version http://music.nokia.fi/IE/Search.aspx?titlesearch=…
What is ask librarian service 1468 26.3.2009 Ask a Librarian is the joint digital reference service of Finnish libraries. It’s situated in the site Libraries.fi, which is the national library portal for all Finnish libraries (public, special, university libraries). Libraries.fi is produced by the Central Library for Public Libraries in Finland, which is Helsinki City Library 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, http://www.libraries.fi/ask_librarian/archive.aspx . The question is sent in via a web form, the…
Could you tell me the main area of the books in different libraries, for instance, library 10 is for music and ...? I would like to search books in language … 1449 13.12.2010 I am not sure if I fully understand your question. You are right, Library 10 is the library that has the largest collections of music, but they also have some books, especially on IT and travelling. In every other library in the Metropolitan area there are books on languages and arts, and also some encyclopedias. The largest collections of arts books are probably at Rikhardinkatu Library http://www.lib.hel.fi/en-GB/rikhardinkatu/yhteystiedot/. Pasila library is the Main library of Helsinki City Library, so there are the best collections of reference books like encyclopedias. They also have a multiligual library with books in about 70 languages, and a lot of books for learning different languiages. http://www.lib.hel.fi/en-GB/pasila/…
Could you tell me where I can find some information and photos about Library boat in Finland? Thanks 1432 20.2.2014 From the website below you can find information about the only book boat in Finland. It is a library boat of Parainen (or Pargas in Swedish) in the Åboland archipelago in Western Finland: http://slq.nu/?article=no-man-is-an-island-when-there-is-a-book-boat-se… There is also a little video about this book boat in Kirjastokaista (Library channel): http://www.kirjastokaista.fi/fi/bokbaten-vastabolands-skargardsbibliote…
Where can I find an music Album named "Nostalgia" composed in 1979 by Mauri Viitala ? 1415 22.7.2010 Did you mean an album or a song named Nostalgia? The song Nostalgia is found on an album called Consolation by Enzio Forsblom. You can find the album in Helmet-library. It should be available in the library of Kauniainen. You can look it up at www.helmet.fi by using the music search and author ”Forsblom, Enzio”.
Dear friends, would you, please, help me to find out any Master of Divinity level program in any of the Finnish seminaries or universities that would be needed… 1406 14.3.2001 The Faculty of Theology at University of Helsinki provides higher education in theology. Besides the University of Helsinki, there are only two institutions of higher education in Finland where theology can be studied: the Swedish-speaking Faculty of Theology at Åbo Akademi University in Turku, and at the University of Joensuu in Eastern Finland. In order to study theology you should contact University of Helsinki and from there you can get information if it is possible to study from abroad. The Faculty has good contacts with theological faculties in Scandinavia, the Baltic States, Western Europe and North America. Contact Information is Faculty of Theology P.O.Box 33 (Aleksanterinkatu 7) FIN-00014 University of Helsinki Finland. The…
What are some medicine plants in the Daintree Rainforest? 1402 31.3.2008 Here you can read about the flora in the Daintree Rainforest, Australia: http://www.daintreerainforest.com/flora.html. They say on this site, that the Daintree rainforest is home to one of the highest populations of primitive flowering plants in the world. These ancient plant families may hold secrets to a number of unanswered questions regarding the origins of the flowering plants - plants on which the human race depends for food and medicines. In the Daintree Rainforest many of the plants are deadly poisonous. Medicine plants are often poisonous if wrongly used. There are also plants that are harmful when touched.
Good day ! I have a 1year work visa for Finland and am living in Hyvinkää. I would very much like to join the library to use study material for the Finnish… 1390 25.5.2009 Welcome to Finland and to the library! You can get a library card in in your nearest library, take an id-card with you. Hyvinkää libary has an application available in the Internet, but it is in Finnish, http://www.hyvinkaa.fi/Tiedostot/Kirjasto/PDF/Ilmott.lomakev2suom[1].pdf , so it might no be of any use to you. Hyvinkää main library is located at Hämeenkatu 7, 05800 HYVINKÄÄ, (hope this map opens) http://kartta.hyvinkaa.fi/hyvinkaa/map.php?x=2547438&y=6724858&px=2.0&l… . You are also welcome to use other finnish libraries, for instance the public libraries of the metropolitan area, the Helmet-libraries, see ex.g. http://www.lib.hel.fi/en-GB/ and the national library in Helsinki, http://www.nationallibrary.fi/index.html .