|I read about the libraries at finland, and I like to tell you that I like to contact the libraries at finland, may you tell me how can i begin with you? I like…
||There are hundreds of libraries in Finland, both public libraries and university or special libraries.
The best place to start when looking for information on Finnish libraries is quite likely the web address http://www.libraries.fi/ . The web site is available in English language also.
"Libraries.fi provides access to Finnish Library Net Services under one user interface. The portal serves as a starting point especially for users seeking information about libraries, culture and information services. The services are meant to be every-day tools for library workers, but they are also available for anyone co-operating with or interested in library matters."
From the subpage http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/libraries/ you can find many links to…
|I want to book a time to practice piano at the library next to Rautatienasema. Is it possible? How do I do it?
||You can book the piano room in Library 10 by phone or via Internet. The phone number is 09 3108 5000. The room can also be booked at https://varaus.lib.hel.fi/?cid=en-GB. Choose “Library 10” and click “Show available times”. Then check “Workspaces” and choose the number 41 (“Practice room Electric piano”). You need your library card number and pin code when booking the room.
|I would like to have all the information about artist Teemu Mäki´s video art, about killing a cat and the controversy between him and a writer.
I’m sorry that we kept you waiting.
It’s impossible to give a very detailed description of the controversy, which is still widening. The dispute has got plenty of publicity in the media since the end of April.
The newspapers are available in the libraries, but to read them you have to know Finnish or have a translator. So I try to summarize a little bit.
“Sex and death : different forms of violence” by Teemu Mäki is a videofilm from 1988. It includes a section, where the artist kills a stray cat with several blows of an axe. Afterwards he masturbates on the dead body.
In an interview in Hufvudstadsbladet (2004, May, 17) Teemu Mäki says that “the video was a documentary on mindless, inexicable violence, ecological destruction and…
|Where can I find military archives for Vora? Thank you.
||If you are looking for data from Finnish military archives, the correct starting point is Finnish National Archives.
By contacting National Archives with your family's names and other details known, we bet that you can get more information and maybe other sources as well.
Vora communal information (english version via Google Translate):
|I am looking for information about a specific activity within the Nordic Countries social security system. Some of these countries send their senior citizen to…
||In Finland there are certain links of our social security system for the seniors:
(not in english, sw, fin)
2. Nordic countries
(of Nordic countries, publications in electronic form)
|Good morning, I'm looking for results of these cross country skiing races: -15 km men Davos (22nd of January, 1975): only placements of Finnish skiers - Final…
||World Cup 1975: 3. Juha Mieto, 107, 6. Juhani Repo and Vasili Rotsev (USSR) 84
World Cup 1976: 1. Juha Mieto, 133, 2. Arto Koivisto, 131
World Cup 1977: 2. Juha Mieto, 93, 16. Matti Pitkänen, 40, 19. Arto Koivisto, 37, 20. Juhani Re-po, 32
World Cup 1978: 5. Juha Mieto and Giulio Capitanio (ITA) 84
Source: Mitä Missä Milloin 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1979.
I couldn´t find information about two other races you metntioned. Maybe you could contact Sports Library of Finland e-mail:urheilukirjasto(at)stadion.fi
|Which library has the most comprehensive collection of books in English for children and teenagers? We live in the greater Helsinki area (i.e. Tapiola, Espoo)…
||Vastaan helpomman mukaan suomen kielellä, kun kysymyksetkin olivat myös suomeksi.
Suurimmat englanninkieliset lasten- ja nuortenkirjakokoelmat pääkaupunkiseudulla ovat Sellon ja Tapiolan kirjastoissa Espoossa ja Pasilan kirjastossa Helsingissä.
|Good evening, I would like to ask a question about cataloguing policy in Finnish public libraries. Is there any central cataloguing department that provides…
||All Finnish public libraries are responsible for their own cataloguing. There is an enterprise, BTJ, http://www.btj.fi/ , who sells materials for public libraries, also cataloguing records. Thus the main part of Finnish public libraries buy cataloguing records from BTJ and fill in information in these records at their own cataloguing departements. Centralized cataloguing for public libraries does'nt exist in Finland.
Finnish libraries use Finnish cataloguing rules, http://www.kansalliskirjasto.fi/kirjastoala/luettelointisaannot.html , which are based on the international cataloguing rules by IFLA http://www.ifla.org/en/cataloguing . The cataloguing rules are to be rewritten in near future on the basis of the changes in the international…
|I would like to know if you have some document (reports, statisticals, proceedings, etc.) about your Ask a Librarian.
||Some basic information about Ask a Librarian is published on our site, http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/ask_librarian/about/ and in the Libraries.fi Library Branch-channel, Articles, papers, presentations, travel reports under the heading Libraries.fi, http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/library_branch/articles/ . There are also answers about the service in the archive, http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/ask_librarian/archive.aspx search with keyword Ask a Librarian.
|I would like to find information on the Royal Family of Finland, like the members of the Family.
||Finland is a republic and therefore does not have a monarch but a president. Some people view the president as having a similar role in society as a king or a queen has in a monarchy. In case you are interested in the incumbent president, Tarja Halonen, and her family, you can find relevant information from the following web-site: http://www.tpk.fi/netcomm/
Finland was under Swedish rule for c. 700 years during which time the country was ruled by a monarch. In 1809 Napoleon and Tsar Alexander 1st made a deal in which Finland was taken away from Sweden and became a Grand Duchy of Tsarist Russia for a little over 100 years. From 1809 to 1917 Finland was ruled by a Russian Tsar. There was a monarchist movement right after the independence in…
| - I attended the IFLA conference in August and visited the Rikhardinkatu library where they had a fine collection of Artist's books - RikArt. I am trying to…
||If you have had trouble accessing the page, it is because the website RikArt is under construction. It will be finilized in the beginning of next year. However, you can access it here: http://www.rikart.fi/
|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.
|Im starting a bar job soon and i need to learn about drinks. mainly about irsh whiskeys and differences between them. Does the library have books on them in…
||Here are some books about whisky in English found in HelMet Web Library : Banks, Iain: Raw spirit: in search of the perfect dram (2003); McIvor, Doug: Scotch whisky: top single malts (1999); Wisniewski, Ian: The classic whisky handbook: an essential companion to the world’s finest whiskies (1998); Arthur, Helen : The single malt whisky companion: a connoisseur’s guide (1997) and Shaw, Carol P.: Whisky (1996). You can check the availability of the books in online catalogue www.helmet.fi. Good luck in your new job.
|I am a librarian in Taiwan.I want to know the teens service in public library in your country. Thanks a lot.
||You can borrow books and different items. You can read, do your homework or listen to music or audio books. You can use the computers to surf the net or to play games. There are also board games and toys in some libraries. The library is a very good place to meet your friends, too.
Helsinki City Library Bookster
In summer time there is mobile library called "Kesädösä", where you can borrow among others outdoor sports equipment. http://nk.hel.fi/kesastadi/?sivu=kesatp-kesadosa
Book review services:
For excample Tampere City Library
Send your Poem to Library
Send a Book Review to Library
Exhibition space or gallery for your poems, drawings…
|I would like to make library work my career in Finland. I am currently working in a Finnish library as "määräaika" until the end of this year. I also worked 11…
||There is a list of institutions giving information and library services education at the Kirjastot.fi web site http://www.kirjastot.fi/kirjastoala/opiskelu/
Most of the degree programs take students at the annual application period but some giving information and library services apprenticeship training have continuous application. Apprentice should have or find the apprenticeship-employer by herself. A list of Finnish public libraries and there contact details are at the site http://hakemisto.kirjastot.fi/en/# and other libraries http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/libraries/ In Joensuu there are, besides the Joensuu regional library , University of Eastern Finland Library http://www.uef.fi/en/kirjasto/etusivu, Medical Library of the North…
|I'm wondering if there's printing possibilities in Helsinki Library 10 or Kallio available? If so, how much does it cost (A4, black & white)? Thanks in…
||It is possible to print in Library 10 and Kallio Library, as well as in all the HelMet Libraries.
One page costs 40 cents. In the libraries, where there is the self service printing possibility, You can print five sheets in three months free-of-charge.
|Could you refer me to a place that would give information on family in Jurva,Vassalaami,Finland?
||Star with www.genealogy.org, a finnish genealogy site where you can find practically every tool for searching, even search in the church records yourself. One of the most useful sites is:
that can help you to get started. There you can also find the contact information of eg provincial archives that you directly can contact and ask questions.
The Finnish Institute if Migration (http://www.utu.fi/erill/instmigr/index_e.htm) has a searchable database as well.
This was just briefly - but feel free to ask us more if you think we can help you!
Vaasan City Library Regional Library
|Can I print out nordea bank statement?
||You can use a customer computer for printing in any Helmet-library. It is possible - but usually not necessary - to reserve a customer computer online. The reservation system also monitors logging in to the computer. Logging in requires a PIN code that will be checked in the library system.
If You don't have a library card, take Your ID-card with You. The staff provides guidance in using computers, as needed.
|I am looking for information about Finland, climate, agriculture, import or exports.
||You will find good information
about the climate in Finland from the Finnish Meteorological Institute:
about the agriculture from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry: http://www.mmm.fi/english/
about the trade from the Ministry of Trade and Industry: http://www.ktm.fi/index.phtml?menu_id=1&lang=3
and accurate statistical information from numerous subjects from the website of Statistics Finland: http://www.tilastokeskus.fi/index_en.html
More information about Finland You will find for example from http://www.finland.fi/
There is collection of information available in English on Finland's public sector organizations and public services. Most of the information is from the online services…
|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