|How is Finnish Ask a Librarian service organized and how it functions (including technical aspects)?
||Ask a Librarian is a joint online reference enquiry service with a trilingual user interface. In its present form the service was started in 1999. Use of the service is free of charge.
At the moment, 27 public libraries, Parliament library and Library of Statistics are available for answering questions. More libraries are expected in join in.
Answers are given within 3 working days. The answer is sent to the e-mail address given by the customer in the question form. 2569 answers were given in 2002 and 2647 in 2001, with very positive feedback from users. Most of the answers are stored in a public archive. In the archive the answers can be searched by free-text, date or keywords. All public answers are stored in the The Finnish archive,…
|I am looking for some information about the bookstore of anni Liljefors in Abo/Turku round 1900.Did she have a business relation with Forlag Hans A.Hanson in…
||The only thing we were able to find out about the bookstore of Anni Liljefors was the name and the phone number of the bookstore in the telephone directory of the year 1905. It sold at least school books (Skolbokshandeln / Koulukirjakauppa). So we can verify that the bookstore existed but no other information was found.
|I need to know which businesses distribute kids' DVDs to stores and public libraries in Finland, and which businesses have PayTV for kids programming in…
||I assume that the enquirer is not asking for retail shops where private persons purchase their dvd’s.
Public libraries buy their dvd’s mostly from the following importers and wholesalers:
- BTJ Finland Oy, http://www.btj.fi/ (in Finnish and in Swedish; e-mail asiakaspalvelu(at)btj.fi )
- Oy Tibo-Trading Ab, http://www.tibo.net/?l=en
- Oy Kielipalvelu, e-mail tilaukset(at)kielipalvelu.com
- AV-palvelu, http://www.avpalvelut.fi/ (in Finnish, e-mail avpalvelut(at)avpalvelut.fi),
- Kaleva Telemarketing, e-mail kaleva(at)kotiposti.net
- Futurefilm, http://www.futurefilm.fi/index.php (in Finnish, e-mail tilaukset(at)futurefilm.fi
As to dvd stores, you can ask some of them about their importers:
- Anttila, http://www.anttila.fi/in_brief.html
|I'm interested in learning about the classification system used in your library
||You do not specify the library whose classification system you would like to know about. Do you mean the classification systems in Finnish libraries in general?
There are several classification systems used in different libraries in Finland. First of all, to get a general idea about the Finnish library system, please have a look at http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/ , where you will find access to basically every library in Finland, along with their web OPACs (open public access catalogues).
Roughly, one could say that the public libraries here use the Finnish Public Libraries Classification System (PLC) and the scientific and university libraries use the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC). This would nevertheless give an oversimplified…
|I'm a librarian and here our field called "Library and Information Sciences" I wanna know what do you call the field especially in universities of Finland…
||At the moment you can be qualified as an librarian in Finland both in some universities and in some unversities of applied sciences.
In the University of Tampere the programme is called Information Studies and Interactive Media:
In the University of Oulu the programme is called Information Studies:
In Seinäjoki, Turku and Oulu Universities of Applied Sciences the programme is called Programme in Library and Information Services:
|How can I buy an ipad in finland or delivered to finland?
||According to IT news sources Apple iPads won't be available in Finnish stores until August or later this year. Some Finnish customers have bought iPads from abroad. However, the product availability even in the US stores, or in other countries, has been quite limited because of supply shortage. Bloomber Businessweek says that "the shortage may stem from difficulty in getting enough of the touch screens used in the tablet computer".
|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.
|While visiting Helsinki for the first time this summer, we photographed a sign on a food stand at the market by the harbor. Could you please give us a…
||The food stand at the Helsinki market place sells coffee, warm meat pies and donuts.
There are different kinds of ‘lihapiirakka’(meat pie) and ‘munkkipossu’(donut), so the pictures on the following sites show you the most typical forms they are sold in Finland.
munkkipossu or possumunkki
|I am a japanese student. I bought the book "suomea suomeksi" to study suomi. If it is possible , I want to join a suomi class where they use this textbook. If…
||Adult Education Centre in Jyväskylä (in the City Library building, Vapaudenkatu 39-41) has Finnish for foreigners courses. I am not sure if they have courses in the summertime, but they will have next autumn (enrolment in August). Last semester they used a book called Hyvin menee, but the book for the next semester has not been decided.
Adult Education Centre: http://www.jyvaskyla.fi/kansalaisopisto/inenglish
University Language Centre has also Finnish courses for students: https://kielikeskus.jyu.fi/opetus/suomi-toisena-ja-vieraana-kielena/en/…
|Writing this message I'd like to ask is there any possibility to make EVS in Finnish libraries for a Turkish MLIS student who is working as a school librarian…
||In Finnish libraries, there are only few volunteers, and it’s usually necessary that they can speak Finnish. I don’t know if there have been any EVS volunteers in Finnish libraries, but you are free to try by contacting libraries. Each library has its own volunteering policy, so you should send email those libraries you are interested in. You can find contact information for Finnish libraries at http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/libraries/.
|I have to write an extended essay. My chosen theme is: "How the online librarys reference desks work all around the world?" I would like to ask you a favour…
||First some facts about the Ask a librarian, http://www.libraries.fi/ask_librarian/ . It is the joint online reference inquiry service of the Finnish libraries. This means that the questions are answered in many libraries in the whole country. There is a list containing the participating libraries in our service, http://www.libraries.fi/ask_librarian/libraries/ . We provide service in three languages: finnish, swedish and english. There is also a more simple question form for children in finnish and swedish.
1) The most often asked questions.
I’m afraid there is no fresh study about the contence of the questions. There is one student who is planning to make a study about the reference questions sent to our service, but I’m afraid that she…
|How do people in remote areas get books?
||People in remote areas get books by lending them in Bookbuses or Mobile libraries.
I got the question to here Rovaniemi, Northern Finland. But the same is in the remote places in Eastern Finland or Ostrobothnia.
There are bookbuses in 12 municipalicities from 21municipalities in Lapland and two bookbuses, which are common with many communities also in Sweden and Norway.
“Collaboration with the neighbouring area also involves the activities of two mobile libraries: the Muonio mobile library runs in four municipalities in Finland, in Sweden and Norway and the Karasjoki mobile library in three…
|What are the international reculations of using the acamidec resources of Finland while studying in EU/Overseas? What do you recommend for the library to visit…
||I'm afraid I don't quite understand your question. What exactly do you mean by "academic resources" and "regulations"? If you mean the library collections of the Finnish university libraries and the right to use them, so basically they are open for everybody and it is also possible to request interlibrary loans from their collections, even to be sent abroad.
If you are staying in Finland, there are many libraries worth visiting. Depending on your special interests, I would recommend e.g. the following:
You will find the contact information of all Finnish libraries at http://www.…
|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.
|Lake victoria special arts foundation,kenya wants to know organisation s in finlands that work in disabilty of children,mental health disabilties and can net…
||Lake Victoria Special Arts Foundation is asking net partners to foundation. The quality of art education have been improving and art activities have increased (art exhibitions and so on) among people with learning disabilities during last years.
Kettuki Art Centre is Finland’s nationwide art centre for people with learning disabilities. It began its operations in May 2006.
Tasks of the Kettuki Art Centre:
-organizing art exhibitions
-compiling a databank
-providing information on projects and activities in the field
-acquiring and maintaining its own art collection
-maintaining a network
-training and consulting
-producing publications and education material
-providing expertise and serving as an interest group
-cooperation with the art…
|I'm researching library in Finland. I have two questions. Question 1: When and where the first library was established in Finland? One source says that …
||Both answers are correct in a way. In 1794, the first "public" library, Vaasan lukukirjasto, the Vaasa Reading Society, was founded. "Although the Reading Society was originally meant for its members or partners, other people were also allowed to borrow books for payment. The Reading Society in Vaasa was thus both a “proprietary” and “subscription” library. It is a rather new idea to consider the Vaasa Reading Society to be the beginning of public libraries in Finland. It is usually thought that libraries which provided reading for the Finnish-speaking less-educated majority were the predecessors of public libraries in Finland. However, reading societies at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries, which were an undertaking…
|Hyva paivaa! I've noticed that you hold a copy of a video of Kalevi Aho's opera AVAIN. Could you please tell me where did you get it and how can I buy a copy…
You asked about a video recording of Kalevi Aho's opera "Avain". It is a recording that was made in Savonlinna Opera festival in year 1986 by Finnish broadcasting company, Yleisradio (YLE). YLE Export Department has a special service for libraries and educational institutions called "YLE Tallennemyynti" which produces video and audio cassettes of Yleisradio's TV and radio programmes. Since this service is not commercial and is aimed to serve the above mentioned institutions, I would suggest that You read more about its operation from the english pages of Yleisradio: http://www.yle.fi/tallennemyynti/
Please note that you can choose the language of the pages by clicking "In English". While there are restrictions for private…
|Could you send me some informations about libraries in your country. For example: •history, •number of public,university and reference, libraries, • number of…
||You will find information about Finnish libraries at our website http://www.libraries.fi . Information about different libraries is in the libraries-channel, http://www.libraries.fi/libraries , and information about events and development in the library branch in the library branch-channel, http://www.libraries.fi/library_branch . Finnish public library statistics can be found in http://tilastot.kirjastot.fi/Default.aspx?langId=en and Finnish resarch library statistics in http://yhteistilasto.lib.helsinki.fi/language.do? action=change&choose_language=3 .
You can also contact the National Library of Finland, see http://www.lib.helsinki.fi/english/index.htm .
|Can you tell me when were the first public libraries appeared in Finland? And where they were built? Thank you.
||Public libraries in Finland celebrated their bicentennial in 1994. The founding meeting of the Vaasa Reading Society in the Province of Ostrobothnia on the west coast of Finland took place on the 2nd of August 1794. Although the reading Society was originally meant for its members and partners, other people were also allowed to borrow books for payment. The Reading Society in Vaasa was thus both a "proprietary" and "subscription" library. (Ilkka Mäkinen: Reading Societies in Finland, in Yleiset kirjastot Suomessa. Vaasa 1994, p.104)
The library of the Vaasa Reading Society can be considered to be the beginning of public libraries in Finland. The first public library in Helsinki was founded in 1819, and in Viipuri a public library was…
|Can you please tell me whether you have some Moomin stories in Czech as well? e.g. Mooominland midwinter or Moominpappa's memoirs Thanx
||The following Tove Jansson’s Moomin books are available in Czech:
Nevitelné díte a jiné príbehy; Pozde v listopadu; Carovná zima; Kometa; Bláznivé Léto; Tatínek píse pameti.
You can check their availability status from the following address: