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How can I make good presentations and what resources can help me achieve that? 914 17.05.2013 Here are books about presentation skills in work and business. All of these are to be found in HelMet libraries. Walker, T. J. How to give a pretty good presentation : a speaking survival guide for the rest of us Bradbury, Andrew Successful presentation skills Navarro, Joe Louder than words : take your career from average to exceptional with the hidden power of nonverbal intelligence Gallo, Carmine The presentation secrets of Steve Jobs : how to be insanely great in front of any audience Hall, Richard Brilliant presentations : what the best presenters know, do and say Arnold, Jackie Speaking on special occasions Speechmaker's bible Rev. and updated / by Nick Marshallsay and Jane Moseley Jay, Antony Effective presentation : how to create…
Is it possible to practice piano at a library in Vantaa? I have read something about this online, but I am not sure where to go. 912 04.04.2014 Yes, it is possible in Tikkurila kirjasto (music & media). If you want to reserve practicing time for yourself, please call 09 8392 3583. Unfortunately this possibility is now mentioned only on the Finnish page http://www.helmet.fi/fi-FI/Kirjastot_ja_palvelut/Tikkurilan_kirjasto/Pa… but we will make the same entries in the English version as soon as possible. Heikki Poroila HelMet-musiikkivarasto
I am looking for some birth records or anything on my Finnish ancestors from Teisko. My great-grandmother and great-great grandfather moved to the USA in 1909… 911 30.04.2010 Here are some useful addresses Institute of Migration in Finland (Siirtolaisuusinstituutti - Finland) http://www.migrationinstitute.fi/index_e.php Institute has a service called The Emigrant Register for genealogists and the descendants of Finnish emigrants. The Genealogical Society of Finland (Suomen Sukututkimusseura) http://www.genealogia.fi/index.php?lang=en The parish records are the main information sources for genealogists in Finland. You will probably find something of interest on the HisKi- Church Records database on the Genealogical Society's webbsite, http://www.genealogia.fi/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1… . The best way to begin is probably to contact the Genealogical Society of Finland, http://www.…
Which sort of gestional software do you use for this digital reference service? 910 17.04.2009 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.
Could you give me any Internet addresses where I can find out more about the library legislation or regulations in Finland. 909 05.03.2002 You can find Finnish library act 904/1998 at http://www.minedu.fi/minedu/culture/libraries_gateways.html#LIBRARY ACT . This act concerns public libraries in Finland. About Finnish library system you can study from web-sites of Ministry of Education http://www.minedu.fi/minedu/culture/public_libraries.html and there you can find also some publications on Finnish libraries. Finnish library policy programme 2001-2001 is also readable via web as a summary http://www.minedu.fi/minedu/publications/librarypolicyprogramme.pdf . Also in this page http://www.publiclibraries.fi/index.asp and the Libray branch -page is worth knowing.
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… 908 31.03.2008 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 Keskustie 29 92620 Piippola Puh: (08) 8119 111 Haapavesi Hotelli Haapakannel Vanhatie 47 p. 08 - 452 370, fax 08 - 450 520 Rantsila Taukoranta Ky Nelostie 1500 p. 08 - 253 790 Lamun Loma Niemelänkuja 2 A 92920 Ahokylä Seppo Piippo Gsm. 040-5045 605 Juhani Mahosenaho Gsm. 050-3486 994, 040-5483197 email: seppo.piippo.@…
I would like some articles and information about how language policy impacts library services in Finland with regards to the Swedish-speaking minority. How… 907 25.09.2012 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): susanne.ahlroth@avi.fi
I am interested in information about the work of Alvar Aalto. 906 12.01.2005 You could visit these webadresses: http://www.alvaraalto.fi/alvar/buildings/index.htm http://www.alvaraalto.fi/info/guide/index.htm and http://www.alvaraalto.fi/viipuri/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.
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… 905 08.10.2011 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 http://www.urheilumuseo.fi/Default.aspx?tabid=3049 Other links: http://www.fis-ski.com/ http://www.hiihtoliitto.fi/mitali-ym_tilastoja/maastohiihdon_maailmancu…
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… 905 04.02.2015 First a link to a publication, which you may find interesting http://linda.linneanet.fi/F/GLI4HL2GG1TSFEJ18L843FFELJ7236UALH5IIDQ8ILX… Net resources: - 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
Who will answer Ask a Librarian guestions - the specialists or librarians? How big is this service? How good (accurate, detailed) are the answers? 905 07.05.2003 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…
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… 904 24.02.2004 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… 903 29.09.2010 Dear Sir 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 e-mail: viestinta.om@om.fi 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! 900 18.07.2001 The mailing address is: Aurinkobussit Oy Sunny Buses Vanha Porvoontie 246 FIN-01380 Vantaa e-mail: myynti@aurinkobussit.fi
I'm interested in educational activities in museums in Finland. I visited several museums and interviewd people working there. But I couldn't acquire… 895 11.02.2011 You could be contact to Finnish Museums Association, contact information on page http://www.museoliitto.fi/en.php?k=9134
I am interested in applying for a Fulbright in Finland and wish create a photo essay that will focus on the public library in Finland as a gateway to culture… 894 05.07.2007 Public libraries in Finland are separate entities, that is, there is no national president or director but the Ministry of Education lays down the main guidelines for public libraries. The following web-site contains a wealth of information about the libraries and their activities in Finland. You can visit individual libraries’ web-pages most of which also contain pictures about library premises: http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/ Here are a couple of web-sites of the major Finnish public libraries: http://www.lib.hel.fi/en-GB/ ; http://www.turku.fi/Public/Default.aspx?culture=en-US&contentlan=2&node… ; http://www.tampere.fi/kirjasto/english.htm ; http://www.ouka.fi/kirjasto/english/index.html
I would like to know the origin of the term 'Yellow Journalism'. 891 21.01.2009 The term "yellow journalism" was derived from Robert Outcault's comic strip "The Yellow Kid" around 1895. The battling newspapers, Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal, were both accused of sensationalizing the news. Both also published the Yellow Kid. The term was at first "yellow kid journalism" but was then shortened as "yellow journalism". More information about the background of the term: http://library.thinkquest.org/C0111500/spanamer/yellow.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_journalism
I'm Brazil in Rio de Janeiro and I want to clarify a doubt. What are the most common questions that users of the internet do for you? Please I need help from… 891 05.07.2010 We have a couple of ways of analyzing our questions: we can look for words most used in questions sent to us, we can follow the most common searches, we can see the most read questions in the archive and follow questions that have been answered by the semantic librarian. In all these we can see that people ask us much about litterature, poetry and about authors. One of the most common questions considers names, people want to know the origin, etymology, of names, both christian names and family names. Also models for will and other dees are of great interest. Library services are also a common topic in our questions. There are a few studies about Ask a Librarian, but they are in Finnish. Also you can study the contents of Ask a Librarian…
Are the Ask a Librarian answers published (stored in an open database)? 891 07.05.2003 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…
Please where I can find online library from where I could buy book Kalevala? I would like to have one in Finnish language. 890 21.05.2012 You don’t need to buy Kalevala: you can find it from Project Gutenberg at http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7000. Kalevala is a very old book so it’s not copyrighted anymore. You can read and copy it as you like. You can download Kalevala in a format suitable for you. There is also the English version at http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/5186.